When I first saw this, it took a couple minutes before I could even say anything. You're looking at a life-size monument depicting deceased pups, Gracie and Sophie, atop the head of Oprah Winfrey. Called "Memories of Sophie and Gracie: A Puppies' Memorial," the sculpture was designed by Daniel Edwards. Now his name sounded familiar to me, but I couldn't quite place it, so I googled him up – lo and behold, he's the same controversial sculptor who created that statue of Britney Spears giving birth on the bearskin rug. If you're interested in checking it out up close, it will be displayed at NYC's Leo Kesting Gallery from May 22 - June 8. Learn a little more about the reasoning behind this sculpture when you read more
You may recall the sad story of 800 dogs living in a Tuscon triple-wide mobile home? Well, I've got a (much more) uplifting follow-up for you. Yay. Many of these dogs have already been adopted in Arizona and across the country, including at our local Marin Humane Society! When I got an email from a reader about her touching experience, I knew I had to share the happy update with you. This cutie pie has been renamed Sophie by her new mommy – even though the pup's still adjusting, look how cozy she looks in her new home! Read the touching story and see more pictures of this lil pooch when you read more
While still reeling over the death of Sophie the news has recently come out that Oprah's BFF, Gayle King, is living in a penthouse that was purchased last January in the name of the recently departed spaniel. It wasn't previously known how Gayle had financed the palatial digs but, according to deed-transfer records released yesterday, a company called Sophie's Penthouse LLC bought this expensive and expansive $7.1 million full-floor condo with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, large living room/dining area, and a 768-square-foot wraparound terrace! Wow! The penthouse tops the 36-floor building at 207 E. 57th Street in NYC. With celebrities choosing to leave millions to their pets, I guess this is a case of the reverse as, after the pooch's death, the deed has been transferred to Gayle giving her (what appears to be) a $7 million gift from Sophie. What's your take?
Oprah's late spaniel, Sophie, was often mentioned or included on various segments of the show — and, on several occasions, Cesar Millan was invited to help Oprah with her furry pals. A problem that North and I sometimes battle, this pooch would become distressed after a person left the home often anxiously howling and seemingly pleading for a quick return. Check out this video to learn Cesar's advice, and see some vintage footage of Sophie from the show.
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