September 14, 2015 | Posted in Breeds and Stars

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“Oprah Winfrey loves her five dogs, golden retrievers Luke and Layla, cocker spaniel Sadie, and springer spaniels Sunny and Lauren.”

Who is Oprah Winfrey?  Oprah Winfrey has been on the News, TV and movie circuit for decades.   It all began through the power of media; Oprah Winfrey created an amazing connection with people around the world. As supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has entertained enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and humanitarian have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.

 Did you know…?

Oprah has been a dog lover since she was a small child.  She has said many times in public that her dogs feed her soul.  Dogs give her a special feeling that warms her heart and fills her soul with happiness and joy.  Different things in life bring joy to people’s lives for Oprah it’s her dogs that give her life true meaning.  Her dogs give unconditional love.  They are true blue and loyal.  They are a part of her family and they mean the world to her.

Oprah gets ready to say goodbye to her dog Sophie

On one of Oprah shows, she shared that her dearly loved cocker spaniel Sophie is in her last days. She says Sophie is one of her nearest and dearest friends, and she talks about how hard it is for her to imagine ever losing Sophie who she considers to be near and dear beloved family member.

WooFStoria Tip for Day

What can you do to help cope better with the loss of a dog?  

In many ancient traditions, there is a belief that the spirit of the deceased stay very close to the loved one for that first year. One thing you can do is collect some of your dog’s hair, the last food that they ate, a collar and a scrap from their bed and put them into a little bundle. Then put that bundle on a table, and say some prayers … praying for your dog, remembering your dog and still caring for your dog. At the end of that year, take that bundle, burn it in a fire and release the ashes to moving water and that will set the spirit off.  This is what many cultures believe and it has helped many people cope and overcome the loss of their dog.