There is little to be said about Sophie that her poem or picture haven’t already said. She is a cat, and she writes. That is about it. During the trip she not only edited a substantial portion of a book she is currently writing, but she also filled the better portion of a notebook with more ideas and writing. She constantly has a pencil behind one ear, and the only pause I've seen her take was when she fell asleep. Though she is a writer, don’t let this fool you, Sophie is a top-notch gal who suffered through the hardships of actually cooking freeze-dried food, instead of just adding water, as well as emptying the spider pan daily. Fastidiousness and precision were the qualities that allowed her dry-suit to remain spider-free (unlike Eddie’s) the entire trip, and her prowess in the art of bug killing was nothing to scoff at. She was the best cat you could ask for. Literally. I tried asking for a better one and they said they didn’t have one. It could have been much worse.