A beautiful boxer named Sophie

The third goodbye!

Last week, I wrote up the beautiful and touching memory of Buddy from Jim and Janet Goodbrod, and the memories of Diego by Laura Bruzzese.

Over on the We Shall Not Forget Them page there had been a tribute from Susan Leighton for the loss of her Sophie back in 2014.

Here is Susan’s tribute as a separate blog post that will be linked to as with the others.


A Beautiful Boxer Named Sophie

by Susan Leighton
dsc01164Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful Boxer named Sophie. My husband fell in love with her at first sight. He had to talk me into taking her home. It didn’t take long for me to see the light. The next thing I know I was carrying her in my arms.

She grew and filled our lives with joy. We loved her Boxer curl and the way that she would sit on the couch with us and just lean against our sides. Then around her 7th year, we noticed that she lost her appetite. Concerned like any parents, we took her to the vet. We received the worst news possible.

She had cancer that had metastasized in her liver. Her last few months with us were precious.

dsc01159The vet had her on steroids and there for a time she returned to her happy-go-lucky Boxer self. We were fortunate to give her one last Christmas.

Our darling passed away in the early morning hours on January 31, 2014.

It has been two years but the pain is still there. Every time we see a beautiful Boxer, we see our Sophie in his or her eyes.

dsc01153Thank you for allowing us to remember those companions that have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. They will always be in our hearts.


 They will always be in our hearts!

28 thoughts on “A beautiful boxer named Sophie

      1. Grew up with Boxers- too many classic stories to tell esp about naughty behavior..like when we went out to a holiday party and our dog pulled every single strand of Christmas lights out of every single window! 😂 Hey, she wanted to go too!!


  1. Aww my heart goes out to Susan.. Sophie looked to be a wonderful friend and companion and part of the family..
    And Your sleeve Paul I am sure is now dripping wet Again.. 🙂


      1. I am sure she was a wonderful friend Susan. My Cat I had for 21 years and my children grew up with her.. She became that silent listening ear to all of us as we whispered our secret heartaches into her ears.. I So know the gap of a beloved friend leaves behind when they are gone. ❤

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  2. These owner-tribute posts are so touching, albeit sadly emotional. Always hard to have to say goodbye to our ‘fur-iends.’ Thank you for providing a space where we can all remember those special memories.


  3. I am so sorry Sophie went to doggie heaven way too young. She was a beautiful dog. I hope these folks honor her memory and get another Boxer. I think our pets spirit lives on but that is just my own thinking that helps me deal with the loss of a dearly loved pet.


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