Awww the real Sophie died! So sad. May she RIP.
Beautiful tribute strip.
I’m so sorry Brian.
Real sock to the gut, Bri !
I think there is a baby Sophie II somewhere in the wings for you guys….
Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Sophie!! From the comic, I can see she was very well loved and by all of us as well.
I’m so, so sorry for your terrible loss.
at least she can still live on in the comic pages :)
Oh no! So sorry…
I’m so sorry, Brian.
awww. Good tribute.
What a good life you gave one another. Thank you for letting us share what you learned from her. ♥
I’m so sorry…blessings to Brian and family. Thank you for letting us know and love Sophie.
Ow, sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute!
I am So sorry Brian .
So sorry, for the loss of your pup, Sophie! Pets become such great friends and wonderful family members, It is so sad to loose a good friend. Love your comic strip!
Brian, I am so sorry to hear this. Wishing you and your family healing, and may you find her waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.
Nice, Brian. She was a pretty doggie. Got a little grey in the muzzle, there. Thanks for sharing!
This is farewell, Sophie, not goodbye.
13 is a good age for a dog. my condolences on your loss.
Sorry for the loss of a member of your family. Sophie will always have a special place in my heart.
OH Brian! I am so sorry,,,
Beautiful Tribute Brian
So sorry for your loss. My Golden died last March – I know how bad it hurts.
So sorry. Sophie epitomzes all labs.
So sorry! She will be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge wagging her tail.
So very sorry for the passing of your good friend.
So sorry for you. It is so unbelievably hard when they leave us. Glad she is memorialized in your cartoon strip and we will enjoy the strip all the more for knowing there was a real Sophie.
Thank you for sharing Sophie with us.
I’m sorry for your loss, Brian.
Very sorry, but what a lovely tribute to a beautiful dog. May she live on in your strip for many years.
I’m so sorry for you. God Bless You, Brian.
I’m sorry to hear that lovely Sophie passed away. I hope writing the strips will bring happy memories to mind in addition to the sadness of her not being there any more.
Rest well, sweet Sophie and know you were loved by so many.
awwwww. So sorry. She was a great dog
Oh no! I’m so sorry. Always hug pets, every chance you get. Going to do so now.
I love my labs and it kills me when they move on. But. They are my ultimate joy.Take solace in your memories
I am sorry for your loss of the real Sophie.
My heart goes out to you. She will keep on eye on you forever
My sincerest condolences
I’m so very sorry. Thank you for sharing your wonderful girl with us.
So sorry for your loss! I read the comic everyday. Thank you!
my sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your fur baby.
Sophie is still alive in the hearts of many thousands who loved her. Peace.
That’s so sweet sorry about your loss. She crossed the rainbow bridge just like all good doggies do
I’m sorry, Brian. I know what it’s like to lose pets. But Sophie’s memory will live on in your comics. Please don’t stop drawing it. So I assume that your little guy isn’t so little anymore and is about 13 years old now?
awww… Sweet Sophie. She brightened my morning every day.
So sorry to read this. I am in tears at my desk today
So sorry for your loss.
I am sorry for your loss.
Very sorry for Sophie’s loss. She will always be there, though. She’s immortal through your comic, and loved by many.
Mr. Anderson, sorry to hear of your loss. I hope she continues to inspire your work.
I am so very sorry. Sophie and Doug have brightened my day for a long time. May her memory continue to brighten yours.
I am sorry that Sophie is gone. She brings a ray of sunshine to my day whenever I read your strip.
Sorry for your loss… Rainbow Bridge awaits you Sophie… Run Free Friend!
Wow. Much sorries.
Hugs and condolences….
Lost our best friend, Rowdy a short time ago. So hard. My sympathy to you and all Sophie’s friends
I am moved by the love of Sophie – both given and received
Very sorry for your loss Brian. You strip is one of my favorites.
Sorry to hear. Amazing how these furry little creatures become such huge parts of our families.
So sorry. We lost our pit-lab Jan 3.
Thank you for sharing that baby girl with us. We feel the loss too Brian.
May she rest in peace. I’m very sorry for your loss; it’s heart-breaking.
Lovely tribute. So very sorry for your loss.
who couldn’t love a happy face like that?
Remember all the wonderful memories. I can tell the answer to “who’s a good girl?” from the picture. She was lovely.
my tears exclaim my sorrow for you loss. may her memory live on forever in your heart
We put a leash on our dogs’ collars; they put a leash on our hearts. I will love my dachshunds Rosie and Heath forever. Sophie, play forever in Heaven with them, and we all see you then.
It’s a family member that has passed on, sad.
So sorry for your loss. She is family. Sorry.
So sorry that you’ve lost your Sophie; she was obviously beloved, and had a wonderful life with you. Thank you for sharing that life with us! Meadowwrue
you’ll be with her in Heaven
Sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry. Precious girl gave us so much through you. Thank you for sharing her with us.
I am so very sorry, there are few pains so sharp as the loss of a beloved companion. Condolences to your entire family and especially to Doug.
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
― Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Like loosing a part of you, but I still think fondly of our FiFi but do really miss her. Our heartfelt condolences.
So sorry to hear this. I’m crying like a baby now.
RIP Sophie, :(
I am so sorry!
I am so sorry for your loss. Sophie was the best dog EVER! I know you are missing her terribly.
I’m so sorry that you lost Sophie. I know how it feels to lose a pet who is like a member of the family. Tears. :(
I lost my own beloved Sophiedog in the last few years and watching the antics of your Sophie has been so sweet for me…… RIP Sophie and thanks for all the joy-
Ah man…I’m sorry.
So very sorry to know you have lost your beloved Sophie. I do believe all dogs go to Heaven. You will see her again.
LOVE your strip. My wholehearted sympathy on the loss of your Sophie. :-(
So sorry, Brian. We enjoy her so much and know she will be with you in spirit. Sob.
Condolences on your loss. They never leave our hearts.
Awww, so sorry.
I’m so sorry. Your strip is a beautiful, loving tribute to her.
Sorry for your loss. I’m sad to say I know how you feel.
Very sad for you. I have lost one a year for the past two years and have replaced with rescues. I know how you feel and revere their memories
So very sorry. After reading this strip I woke Jingo and gave him a hug.
Darn… Sometimes I think that’s harder than people family dying.
She will wait for you on the the other side of the bridge.
She looks so much like my Sweetheart.
I wish that we still had the ability to post photos here.
Sorry about your loss…please consider rescuing a dog from a shelter when you are ready…it is tough to lose a member of the family.
As no one should be without a pet.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Hopefully she will live on in your comic strip forever.
My deepest condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss. Know that she will never be forgotten.
Rip.. you will meet again!
My sincerest condolences to you. Thank you for sharing her stories to us all.
So sorry. I think we’re all a little sad at the news.
There are no words, Brian. In time, another lovely, dopey lab will adopt you. Sophie will give her a nudge. We lost Half-Time over a year ago and it is still painful. Thank you for sharing her with us all. Sincere condolences to the Anderson household. So difficult.
So sorry for your loss. It is true that our pets leave paw prints on our hearts.
Here I am, a grown man, with tears in my eyes for a dog I never met. Thanks for being Brian’s muse. We’ll miss you, too, Sophie.
No doubt the precious pup will live on through your work and continue to bring much joy.
Oh, I’m so sorry!
I love your strip and usually smile or laugh. Today’s brought tears but you still have joy of having a wonderful memory of a beloved friend.
Brian, you are in our prayers. May the memory of Sophie live on in your artwork!
Pets become members of the family. My condolences on your loss.
You’ve brought tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to you. Now there’s another star in doggie heaven.
it’s so sad when a pet dies!
Condolences on your loss, Brian. Thank you for sharing with us. Lovely tribute.
I am so sorry! I know how much losing such a good friend can hurt. At least you have the comfort of knowing you gave her a good life and a loving home.
My sincere condolences
so sorry to hear that.
May I suggest “the art of racing in the rain” by Garth Stein. And may she be human in her next life.
So sorry for your loss, Brian. Sophie was/is a great inspiration. (That’s Samantha in my pix, she’s 9).
A beautiful tribute.
sorry to hear of Sophie’s passing she brought a smile to our lives and made us think of our dog in the things they did
So sorry for your loss…love your strip ,keep it up please.
Rest in peace real Sophie – I am sorry for your loss Brian. My Nellie (The Lady Eleanor Dogby) Was Born October 8 2003 and left us August 2016. We will meet again – but the waiting is hard
So very sorry Brian!
Rest in peace, Sofie – forever loved! :’(
I am so sorry!! My heart broke when i saw this.
a beautiful and fitting tribute – let the feelings flow and don’t hold back – when I loose a good friend like that – and there have been a few over the years – I cry like a little girl
I am so so sorry Brian…my heart goes out to you and your family
Wow. Thanks you all for the sweet words. She’d been with me for the past 13 years, 24/7. We were never apart. Traveled by car, stayed at only dog friendly hotels and she even came on my honeymoon.
But her spirit in the strip reminded me what her life was about. She is, in a sense, immortal.
So very sorry Brian for you loss. Great way to memorialize her.
I’m sorry – from the strip, she was a wonderful dog to have, and to grow up with.
You have my deepest sympathies. I well remember each of my dear dogs. Her memory will always be with you.
So sorry. “Who was a good dog, you were Sophie, yes you were”.
I am so sorry to hear of Sophie’s passing. She will always be with you.
So sorry that she has crossed over the rainbow bridge. Gone but never forgotten.
WOW! When was the last time Dog Eat Doug went to 146 comments? Just goes to show you, Brian, that while most may not comment day-by-day, your strip is read and enjoyed by a great many! We look forward to many more episodes of the eternal puppy shenanigans.
So sorry for your loss! She’ll be waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. In the meantime, she’ll be making heaven a little more adorable and sassy.
You and Sophie are in my thoughts and prayer. Be well.
I’m so sorry Brian. Sophie is up there, playing in the sun, chewing a good bone, wrestling with her pals, rolling in the green grass, napping in the warm sun, and waiting for the day the pack is made whole.
Thank you for giving her a GREAT life and letting us be part of it.
I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.As loyal and loving as mine.To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyesAnd adore Him for being divine.
As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,Would have followed Him all through the day.While He preached to the crowdsand made the sick wellAnd knelt in the garden to pray.It is sad to remember that Christ went away.To face death alone and apart.With no tender dog following close behind,To comfort its Master’s Heart.And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,How happy He would have been,As His dog kissed His handand barked it’s delight,For The One who died for all men.
Well, the Lord has a dog now,I just sent Him mine,The old pal so dear to me.And I smile through my tearson this first day alone,Knowing they’re in eternity.Day after day, the whole day through,Wherever my road inclined,Four feet said, “Wait,I’m coming with you!”And trotted along behind.
Oh no, Sophie, I am so sorry but now you’ve crossed Rainbow Bridge and your life will be wonderful while you wait for your family. Sincere sympathy to you Brian and your family.
I grieve with thee. She will be there waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. Like that gent said on Twilight Zone, don’t want to go to no heaven that don’t allow dogs (or cats).
Oh, no. So sorry to hear the news, Brian. May Sophie live on through your comic …
My deepest condolences on your loss…
Damnit. Sorry, sir. I have been enjoying this strip for years. Sorry for your loss.
Oh, it is so hard to loose a pet, and way before 13 years go by. I feel your pain, anyone who has ever loved a dog or cat that much knows that pain.Sorry for your loss of your little cutie. Those are so sweet pickers of her and even with little Dougie.
Like losing part of your family. RIP Sophie ;-((
My heart breaks for you and your family.
You’ll see her again. Don’t worry. My best friend died in a car crash. My wife visited a psychic to talk to HER mom and my friend showed up and said that the first thing he was aware of in “the afterlife” was his childhood dog licking him on his hand. I am NOT afraid. Just be confident you will see your furry loved one again, and you will. One Love!
I am very sorry to hear about Sophie. What a beautiful tribute.
Who’s a good dog? Sophie is.
Awe…So sad I am very sorry for your loss. :(
Sorry for your loss, Brian. She looks like a sweetie.
its always sad to lose such a lovable member of the family. is doug ok?
Aw, I am so sorry. I have so enjoyed your portrayal of the special relationship between a boy and his dog. Or, a dog and her boy. You could just feel it was based on experience. Condolences to you and yours.
So very sorry for your loss. We never have them long enough, no matter how long it is.
I am so sorry. My puppy is 13 1/2. I have a ramp to help him into the truck to visit my grandkids. The folks at the shelter told us he might make 50 lbs. He topped out at 107. He is my bestest…
Awh so sorry for your loss!
So sorry for your loss Brian and family.
Sophie may be a memory now, but she is always in our hearts!
Thank you for sharing her with us daily.