SophieThis is Sophie of Suntides and her team – Gary, the evaluator from San Francisco, Jim, Karen, and Ericka, her trainer – who insisted that everything Sophie did was just right and it was – so now she is now Sophie of Suntides, AKC All American Dog, CGC.  (That’s “Canine Good Citizen” for the uninitiated) Hooray!

It was a great day. The sky was  blue and the weather balmy. The sharp-eyed evaluator was ready.  Sophie stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park.  Cheers, photos and paperwork, were followed by a trip to Paso Robles where she paraded around the square and was greeted by accolades from adoring fans. “What a beautiful dog!” To which she responded with only a slight nod of her head from an appropriate distance – she is a Canine Good Citizen after all – lunch at a nice restaurant where the waiter brought her water in a shiny silver bowl (she didn’t spill a drop – she is a CGC after all) and then a nap while Karen and Jim talked with local artists and had frozen yogurt. It was a great day!

Thanks so much!