What a cutie pie :)
My Sophie died in August when she was a few weeks short of her 14th birthday. She was such a character and both Harri and I still miss her terribly. Harri pined and whined the first few days and then would have nothing to do with me for a week. Thankfully he is better now, though he has lost some of his spark. We now have Zeba who was born in August and though she fills a gap, she will not replace any of the ones we have lost.
I hope you Sophie will be as special as mine was.
I totally understand Suzanna. We lost our other dog Sydney at the beginning of November she was 15 1/2. I was devistated and miss her so much. I couldnt be without a dog so we got our little sophie. She is helping me heal, but as you mentioned she will never replace Sydney, she is just a new chapter in our life.
My little guy also born in late September of 2011. Interesting to see some of the pics. He has grown so fast in the last 6 months.