Everyone and their dog likes the Beatles, right? That’s certainly the case for neighbors Gary and Paula Feisel and their dog Sophie. The Maltese loves guitar music and will sit and listen as Gary strums songs from the British rock band. “I like to think she’s a fan,” he says. “She doesn’t care if you play good or bad.” Sophie was named after Sophie Tucker, an American recording artist that Paul McCartney once said was his favorite. Although the Feisels’ pet isn’t musically talented, she can sit, stay and roll over. She also has an expansive vocabulary, and her owners have to spell out certain words like “walk.” Sophie likes short walks around the neighborhood, but at 13 years old, she retired from squirrel patrol and prefers to spend her days napping. “She’s aging very gracefully,” Gary says.
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