Sapphie the dog sitting in a sunny park in Washington, DC

Sapphie in Kalorama Park

Sapphie the dog looking into the camera

Sapphie’s stare

Oliver and I adopted Sapphie, a 2-year-old lab mix, in October 2014 through an affiliate of City Dogs Rescue. She came from rural North Carolina, but is adjusting well to city life and loving the local parks.