Sophie, Alee and Kami are the quirky pack members of Washington, DC, associate Beth Freeman. Sophie, a shepherd mix of some sort, was rescued from a shelter twelve years ago and is the matriarch of the group. As a younger pup, she was quite the athlete, requiring Beth to build ever-higher fences to prevent her from bounding out of the yard to chase deer. Nowadays, Sophie is content to take long naps, watch TV, and gently keeps her two younger pack-mates in line with a single flash of her wolf-like yellow eyes.
Alee and Kami are Havanese – and thus sporty little dogs that like to do tricks, chase squirrels, and play rough with much bigger dogs (like Sophie). Alee is five and is an expert at rolling over, pouting, doing figure-eights around her humans’ legs. She has trained her parents equally well to provide her with treats on demand, using her unusually large vocabulary of whines, barks, scratches and nibbles.
Kami (aka “Dennis the Menace”) is the baby of the family at four years old, and excels at looking cute, eating lots of food and getting into trouble. She is an avid climber, which enables her to get food off any table or counter despite her diminutive size – and she is frequently found snoozing on the breakfast bar following these accomplishments. Not surprisingly, her favorite activity of the day is sitting on a barstool to watch dinner being prepared.
Recent transplants from Burlington, Vermont, Sophie, Alee and Kami are getting to know the District, including the neighborhood’s feral cats, on their long walks. With their Vermont roots, these three Sutherland SALT pets will be well prepared for next winter’s Snowpocalypse!