Could it be a clue? Take a look at at the painting in the office of Merlotte's. When Sam takes Sookie in to talk to her in episode to they briefly freeze on the painting. The painting is of a young blond child being watched over in a field by a dog. Suspiciously the dog looks similar to the one we have seen many times and the child could be a young Sookie. We know she is not what she seems (just a bar waitress) but could the old painting be a clue?