Architects frontman Sam Carter has revealed he and his fiancée Abby Kirk have written a children’s book about their fox dog Sophia.
The dog Sophia Fox is adopted aims to educate children about what foster dogs go through before finding their forever homes, while giving voice to young people who may have experienced adoption and fostering themselves.
“I am so excited to announce that my fiancé and I have written a children’s book with none other than Sophia,” Carter said in a statement. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m so glad we’re doing it!”
He continued: “The dog Sophia Fox is adopted was written by Sam Carter and Abby Kirk when Abby was working at a school with many children who had been placed in foster care or through the adoption process. They realized that their stories were largely unrepresented in children’s books and wanted to write a book for the class to show that their stories were important too.
“The story also aims to teach children to think about what rescue dogs may have gone through in the past before reuniting with their adoptive families.”
— Sam Carter (@samarchitects) April 13, 2022
In addition to the book, the couple are also selling a Sophia plushie and a signed card from Carter and Kirk, as well as a paw print of Sophia.
Coming tomorrow (April 15), you can purchase the book and plush here.
Much of the proceeds will go to Wunder Dog Rescue and the Romanian Rescue Appeal to “help more dogs like Sophia reunite with their forever families.”
Meanwhile, the architects voiced their support for the Music Venue Trust and Music Declares Emergency campaign for music fans at #GoLocal on this month’s Earth Day.
Both organizations are asking people to #GoLocal on April 22 by attending a concert in their hometown, and to walk, bike, or use public transportation to and from concert venues.
Frontman Sam Carter, who is also an ambassador for marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd, backed the campaign.
“This Earth Day, I would like to encourage you to #GoLocal to see some live music, and when you do, why not take a nice walk or ride your bike there instead of a taxi or ride? ‘a car,” he said in a statement. “This way you are helping the environment, and you are helping yourself and your body!” If you are unable to do this, how about taking some form of public transport to reduce your footprint?
“By going local like this, you’re doing your part for local sites and the environment.”
You can find more information about the Music Venue Trust here and Music Declares Emergency here.