It has been about 2 months since my last update, so I wanted to fill you in on some exciting new developments/adventures for Sophie and for me. After my last email, I received the job offer of my dreams in South Florida and - after much consideration (especially given the distance from my family) - I accepted it.
Sophie is doing fantastically here. When we first arrived, we both had to adjust to the heat (60’s/70’s at night and 80’s during the day) - but we quickly got her a haircut and established her with a new vet - who loves her.
I also found a 1200 square foot, 2 bedroom, one bathroom house to rent in a beautiful historic district - with a front and back yard! In addition, the house is just 2 blocks from a 10 acre public park that has a large pond, jogging trails and a dog park. We walk to the public park every morning, afternoon and evening and she loves it. Our neighborhood is quiet and we live on a quiet street with great neighbors. I also bought a new car - a Jeep Patriot - so Sophie *loves* going for rides in the car. Sometimes, if I am just running out for an errand or two - Sophie will run out to the car with me and I have to drive around the block 4-5 times just so she can get her “thrill.” :)
Sophie also *loves* visitors and gets so excited when we have company (not too many submissive pees these days). Overall, she is the absolute joy in my life. In fact, I was telling a new coworker this week that I had no idea that any one animal could make me so happy. She is perfect and I love her tremendously.
Thank you again and again to NEARR for making this connection happen and for bringing Sophie into my life. I feel so fortunate, from the time I wake up in the morning and scratch under her chin - to the time I go to bed at night, listening to her bask in the joy of her newest squeaky toy.