Meet Erinna and her dog Sophie
Get to know Erinna and her dog, Sophie, who took the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge with us in Asheville, North Carolina.
Erinna and Sophie have been running partners for eight and a half years, and that means they’ve really clocked some miles together.
Ever since Sophie first came into Erinna’s life, when she was adopted from the local pet shelter, she’s been more than just a running partner – she’s been a companion, a friend, and a great motivator. On top of that, she’s also a sweetheart who gives her affection to anyone who asks and can’t wait to meet new people.
“She’s just the sweetest dog I’ve ever met,” says Erinna. “She’s just a gentle soul – and playful. She’s very young at heart.”
But even though Sophie’s young at heart, she’s getting a little older, and that was part of the reason Erinna decided to take the 28-Day Challenge.
“It came up as quite a surprise…She’s been graying slowly and she’s still always just been my puppy. My baby dog, you know? I didn’t really think about age until people started approaching me and saying what a sweet old dog you have or just asking how old she is.”
For Erinna, that meant it was time to think about how to help Sophie live a long and healthy life full of energy. For their 28-Day Challenge, Erinna fed Sophie Purina ONE SmartBlend Vibrant Maturity 7+ Senior Formula.
“[I] figured it would be worth trying something that was designed specifically for an older dog versus just picking a food that she liked and I didn’t mind feeding her,” Erinna told us when she started the Challenge.
And after her 28 Days, how’s Sophie doing now?
“She’s playing with toys more, running around in the backyard, playing with other dogs. She’s just reminding me more of a younger version of herself. She’s playing like she did when she was younger – joyful play.”