Meet 5-year-old black and tan longhair rescue 'Sofie' and her human Charmaine Liccardi, who hail from Pasadena, California. Sofie is in training for the 13th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 19th, one of the larger races on the Wienerschnitzel race schedule. Go Sofie Go!! Proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales from the event will benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, a non-profit group that finds homes for stray animals in the Orange County area. Excerpt from the Daily Bulletin: Liccardi adopted Sofie, then known as Daisy, from a Riverside County rescue organization in December.
I just fell in love with her," Liccardi said of Sofie. "She came right up on the couch where I was sitting and she just flipped over on her back and looked up at me like, 'Well, are you going to take me home?'"
Sofie turned out to be peppy and perky and she loves to run. Liccardi realized that she would be perfect to run in the Wiener Nationals, so she watched for the entry announcement.
Once Sofie was accepted, she started training. Sofie gets excited when she sees squirrels, so Liccardi created a mock squirrel out of an old teddy bear.
"I take it and pretend like it is running across the top of the fence and then I throw it and she goes crazy," Liccardi said.
On race day, Liccardi plans to rub some peanut butter on the "squirrel" for extra enticement.
Read all about Sophia Loren Lamborghini Liccardi....aka "Sweet and Low" at the Daily Bulletin. It's a fun article, don't miss it.