Player Spotlight ~ Sophie Cox

She doesn't play a violin, but she does play!

Sophie the Shop DogSophie is Cox Violins' receptionist. While she doesn't actually play an instrument, she helps out in many ways in the making of violins, violas and cellos, mostly in the selection of wood. Sophie selects the wood that is not appropriate for instrument making, and indicates that by chewing it to bits.

Sophie and her soccer ballSophie greets visitors to the shop with boundless enthusiasm, so be prepared. If you object to such an effusive greeting, you might find the word "Off" to be useful.

Sophie plays with many toys, but her favorite is a dead soccer ball which was run over by a tractor and found much later in the field.

Always friendly and athletic, Sophie has had training in basic commands of sit, stay, come, and off. For Sophie, the most important words in the English language are "Where's the ball?" Play is central to her philosophy, along with food and sleep. As a puppy she was frightened of stairs, but has overcome her fear. She is very popular, with many neighborhood friends and visitors, both canine and human.

When you visit Cox Violins, it's best to leave the treats behind. We don't want Sophie to get the idea that every vehicle that arrives is a treat-mobile. She'll be thrilled to see you anyway.

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