Sophie the Seagull is a cute character combination of our family dog and the birds I used to watch (and still do) while on vacation. Sophie is our family dog who is full of energy and loves to bring toys for us to throw for her so she can bring them back and throw again. In my childhood I used to love watching Seagulls and the social interaction between the birds as they fly over the beach or as they fish out in the Ocean. This particular character of our book is a Ring Bill Gull. These birds can be very territorial and swoop in quickly. Read more about the real Sophie here. Sophie fun facts: She loves to spin in circles. Sophie loves frisbee’s, tennis balls and shaking hands.