Friday, November 15, 2013
A sad good-bye to Sophie, a family treasure
As a personal note, I'll make this as brief as I can: Son Mark's treasured dog, Sophie, was mutilated by an illegal animal trap in her Stow neighborhood - a brutal end to a small black-hair creature who had ingratiated herself deeply into our extended family for a decade. She was often our playful guest as her second family while Mark's company sent him on the road on business trips for several days. We not only grieve but also grow still angrier over the terrible finality of Sophie's happy life. No secret to how the still unnamed killer can ghoulishly resort to this monstrous device that was covered by fallen leaves. Begin with bloody ignorance. Is there an answer?