I'd like you to meet Sophie. Sophie was a happy, energetic mutt that our son fell in love with when he was two years old. We had gone to a home & garden show and the humane society had a booth, and our little boy wouldn't leave without his new best friend. He called her "Auf" (like a barking dog). This sweet pup grew into a great companion and a sweet friend, but this week she left us for greener pastures beyond. She had transformed over the years from this bright puppy into a grandmother dog who just wanted a cushion to sleep on and to be close to us day and night. She fought a long battle with kidney disease and later cancer and seizures. This week she was finally ready to let go and she passed quietly surrounded by her family. We miss her terribly, especially my son. Go in peace, little Auf.