Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Rock Star


Sophie knows she is loved, admired,special, a rock star.  When I take her on walks, she struts. She has a walk about her that says look at me or here I am. Everyone loves dogs here, they are allowed everywhere except the grocery store. It still shocks me to see a dog in a restaurant, but the dogs here are very well trained. They mind themselves, just lay under the table or next to their owners chair. I think people know Sophie is not a German trained dog she has no manners, she jumps on people to be greeted, she begs for food, she demands petting. The only good thing is she really doesn't bark, occasionally one slips out but it's rare. People will ask about her when we are out, at first I had no clue what they were asking, now I know the questions are always the same. They always confirm she is a Fox Terrier, want to know if girl or boy and how  old she is, and her name. Anything after that I don't understand and usually just smile and shake my head and say Ja. And we walk away Sophie struts....it's funny I think she used to walk like Eeyore oh bother, not now!
She is my rock star and we are her entourage.

43 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sophie is adorable and she knows it! How is she doing with the anxiety issues? Has it gotten better?

I'm amazed that dogs are allowed in restaurants but not grocery stores. You would think that the grocery stores would be okay too.

deiala said...

Sophie's really adorable... and really cute.

Sonya said...

She is so darn cute..that picture looks like she is smiling big for the camera..lol I see dogs everywhere here too..grocery stores included..Im not thrilled that they allow that.

Dogs here are so grown up..you walk past them and they could care less about you..they are just like dutch people. They stand and wait, don't wag their tales,never get excited and if you use baby talk with them they look at you like you're an idiot! LOL

kks said...

you're my rock star too Sophie!! love the story....does she get to go to the restaurants too? and show those german dogs how it rolls in the states?!
xoxo

Debra said...

I love Sophie's spirit. She IS a rock star. When I've traveled to Italy-I am always amazed at the places that dogs are allowed-and yes, very well behaved. Too bad we Americans can't follow suit-although there are some places that have realized that many dogs are better behaved than their owners...

Kwana said...

She really is! I love that picture.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Isn't it lovely how dogs are so well loved here? When we lived in England, people would stop and to talk to Trudy (our dog) and give her treats (that they just happened to carry in their coat pockets). Then they would give her one last pat and leave. All without saying one word to us. LOL!

Joyce said...

That's one thing I miss about England. Our dog has to be on the leash if we're out anywhere here. In the UK nobody had their dog on the leash yet they were very well behaved. Mine was invited behind the counter in the eyeglass shop...her slightly muddy feet and big tail wagging...they brought out treats...she thinks she's a person so she didn't see the big deal but we couldn't believe it. We call ours a super model : ) Your rock star is cute!

Expats Again said...

What a great story. She is so darn cute. Good to know dogs are well liked here.

Andrea said...

She is adorable...
Blessings, andrea

preppyplayer said...

Maybe you should bring her to Paris then...
They LOVE their dogs there too.
Although you must be aware while walking in residential areas of the city because no one seems to LOVE picking up the dog poo.

AIRIA ART and PHOTOGRAPHY said...

i'm a dog lover and she is a cutie. love that photo of her. she's adorable.

Dita said...

Love this story. I can just see her walking like Eyeore and now...not anymore!

I used to live in Amsterdam and I remember the dogs everywhere...including restaurants...how funny!

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Kristina P. said...

She does look very sassy!

Down and Out Chic said...

she stinking cute my goodness! i can imagine the attention she get on those walks!

lytha said...

goll what a cute dog. and your post, it makes me want a dog so bad. stop it!: )

~lytha

Deidra said...

That is the greatest, most perfect photo of Sophie! You must be honored that she allows you to be part of her entourage!

Shady Lady said...

Rock on Sophie!! That is amazing that dogs can go everywhere. Princess would love that. She wishes that we could take Sophia Rose with us everywhere we go.

Pink Martini said...

Such a sweetie pie!

She Writes said...

She is cute and she doesn't bark? Nice!

m. said...

Germans do love their dogs! Sophie freakin' adorable! How long have you been in Bremen now? Have you learned any German from your daily interaction with natives?

Mrs. Lovely said...

She is quite the cutie. :) I love dogs myself and would love to have one someday. And that's really quite cool that you can take them into restaurants there!

Ina in Alaska said...

she is a rock star! Your stories about your life in Bremen are always amusing and informative. I wish more dogs would be allowed in more places here in the USA! xoxo

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ahhh, the universal language of dog lovers. Sophie IS a rock star!

jj

A Day That is Dessert said...

Sophie!! We all love you.

Joyce said...

Oh Sophie! She reminds me so of my Kelly girl. She used strut like no ones business. G and I were really missing her today. I had to show him Sophie's photo. XO...

Matty said...

Sophie is a doll. Of course the world revolves around her.

Ocean Girl said...

Oh look at that face..adorable rock star.

Suzy said...

Europe loves dogs! France is the same way, you can take dogs everywhere.

Cop Mama said...

What a happy pup!

Have a good weekend!

Angie Muresan said...

Sophie is a cutie pie!
When we moved to the States as kids we used to make fun of our mom for always saying 'Yes.' Whatever was asked of her, the answer was always a resounding, 'Yes!'

Ronda said...

You have priorities straight! Dogs rule, and Sophie is a beautie! What a great dog. She knows how to act like an American!
XOXO

Alison said...

very cute! i only wish we could have a dog in our apartment!

♥ Braja said...

She's too much :) She's my favorite kind of dog :)

sanjeet said...

she get to go to the restaurants too? and show those german dogs how it rolls in the states?!

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Janine said...

Ohh Sophie is just so cute!!

Unknown Mami said...

She cooler than most rock stars and cuter too!

bernthis said...

I ge the same treatment when I'm with my dog.

Lisa said...

WOW, girl. This is one of the most beautiful blogs I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Well done!

And the pup is a doll baby, too. She's got the right to strut. :)

Jen said...

she is soooo cute!

marymac said...

LOVE IT! Adorable dog and BLOG (plus they rhyme) and thanks for stopping by Pajamas and Coffee!
xoxo
m

Marla said...

What a sweet face!