Princess Sophie Rose ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 115

Princess Sophie Rose ~ Sophie for short ~ has been my constant companion for twelve and a half years now.  Undoubtedly, she knows more about the highs, lows and everydayness of my life than anyone else. Sitting in her soft red bed under the kitchen table, she’s seen and heard all the raw emotion ~ the jigs danced having just pulled good news out of envelopes that have clattered through the letterbox; tears over tough losses; saucepans kicked across the floor in sheer fury over injustices; gasps of delight when smelling the first hyacinth of the year; late nights cradling cups of treble expresso trying to stay awake to finish a report …..

Our daily constitutional to Newtown Wood just outside Tramore is our precious ‘girls’ outing.

Sophie in Newtown Wood, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
Sophie in Newtown Wood, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

“The dog represents all that is best in man.” 
– Etienne Charlet