Sophie with Bo On Her First Day
It Didn't Take Long to Make Herself at Home!
No matter what she was doing, if I called to Sophie, she would begin the long blind journey to find me. Sometimes it could take fifteen minutes for her to make it across the coop, but eventually her little feet stood proudly on mine as she waited to be held.
Sophie and Robin Giving Huggers
Her devotion to me was so complete that she would abandon her favorite food, wax worms, if I so much as whispered her name. To her, I was the most important thing in her universe.
Sophie the Alpha Hen with Olivia and Bo
Sophie became lethargic.
Sophie Sunbathing on Her Favorite Pillow
Through it all, she was a trooper. She never stopped being sweet, kind, and loving, no matter what she was going through. Even at her weakest, she never stopped purring with all her might, or giving hugs that made my heart melt. Her courageous spirit was inspiring, and I learned a lot from that little silkie. The vet claimed Sophie would never walk again, so imagine my surprise and delight when she struggled to her feet and started standing after five months of paralysis! She was truly a miracle. When her heart finally gave out, my dear girl was standing on her own two feet, a testament to her spirit and strength.
I don't think I've ever been closer to one of God's creatures as I was to Sophie. Our bond is still there, always with me, and sometimes I swear I can feel her warm little body curled in my arms.
Seven months later, I still miss her, talk to her, and think about her every day.
Sophie's Cousin Farrah!
After a long, excited trip to get her, I proudly lifted Farrah into my arms, marveling at how much she reminded me of Sophie. Farrah gave me an enquiring look before tucking herself into my right shoulder and starting to purr....
All is right with the world.