Monday, April 21, 2008
man's best friend
We're a bit sad here at Arthur's Circus, as our beloved Sophie passed away yesterday. So this isn't the introduction I was hoping for re: Saturdays post. Nick has had Soph since she was crazy puppy. And as anyone who has any type of heeler / kelpie x, will know they have a lot of energy to burn. Nick would take Sophie everywhere with him (often to the point of other people's annoyance), but they were both so incredibly loyal to each other. Growing up on the streets of Fitzroy (innercity Melbourne), she was a cheeky dog who often escaped on Saturday and Sunday mornings to sniff out discarded bits of pizza and souvlaki from the punters of nearby bars/pubs after closing on Brunswick and Smith Street.
Nick would often receive phone calls telling him of a sighting and off he would go to get her. One early evening we had been out and Nick received a call from the Copa Cabana (A Spanish nightclub - with salsa lessons, shows and dinner then nightclub). Sophie had wandered in there, through the mirrored entrance hall, cut across the dance floor, through the tables and found her way into the kitchen. Such a cheeky puppy. No one ever believed she was as old as she was, and she was that cheeky puppy until the end.
So apologies to anyone yesterday who came to the shop and found our doors closed. And also if this is your first time here at this blog, take a peek at some previous posts, they're alot more colourful and fun.