Saturday, August 14, 2010

Composite dog Sophie

He wa'n't no common dog, he wa'n't no mongrel; 
he was a composite. 
A composite dog is a dog that is made up 
of all the valuable qualities that's in the dog breed 
— kind of a syndicate; 

and a mongrel is made up of all riffraff that's left over.
Mark Twain 

A photo essay of our "composite dog", Sophie







14 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Call her anythng you want, Sophie is gorgeous!

Stella said...

Sophie is one of my favorite kind of dogs. She is ultra beautiful.

The Beautiful Trixie of Dennis's Diary of Destruction is another sample of this same kind of beauty.

The Next Dog I get is gonna be one just like these two!

Cheers and Hugs,

Jo and Stella

Sam said...

We agree with Stella - she is beautiful!

Sam

Ginny said...

What very sweet pictures! And I love her cute, expressive eyebrows.

Pat Tillett said...

What a CUTIE!
She seems to have a great disposition...

BANJO52 said...

She's a charmer, all right.

Sandra said...

sophie has a wonderful smile. she really does. she is a beautiful dog. i have never had anything but a composite and also a few mongrels. i love mixed breeds

Tracy said...

She is beautiful! Looks like the perfect "mix".

altadenahiker said...

Oh, I do love that quote. And the pictures. I had to look this up -- it's from PL Travers, Mary Poppins, and reminds me of a dog I once had:

Andrew's most special friend was more than common, he was a Byword. He was half an Airedale and half a Retriever and the worst half of both...He'd wink at Andrew and wander off, waving his hindquarters just to show that he didn't care."

Brenda's Arizona said...

Thanks, all! Most of the time, Sophie is 'the perfect mix'. Most of the time...

AH, I love your "byword' quote! This is a keeper!

And Stella, I am off to read of the Beautiful Trixie. Who knows, she and Sophie may be twin sisters of different mothers (thanks, Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg!).

Dog Trot Farm said...

Sophie is beautiful and the photos just lovely!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

So whats in the composite parts making up the whole? I read somewhere that they can do DNA testing to figure it out. What would Twain say to that?

btw: I love seeing your commentors with all their doggy avitars.

Elaine said...

Sophie looks delightful, a true friend.

Barb said...

Sophie is obviously one of a kind!