Sunday morning, August 30th, 2015, Sophie chose her moment to rejoin Dexter. She gave us 17 and a half years we didn’t deserve. That morning, she waited for M to come home, and then, for the first time in her life, let M pick her up and hold her. Sophie put her head on M’s shoulder, took a deep breath, and peacefully and quietly exhaled her last breath, cradled in M’s arms. There was no pain, no struggle, no sickness — just peace, calm, and love.