A Forever Friend

“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves — a special kind of double.” ~ Toni Morrison

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Our recently adopted Yogi and his sister Lotta (formerly Lottie who I wrote about here) were reunited last week for a play date. They had not seen each other since September. If there was any doubt that they would remember each other, it was quashed in an instant. As soon as they saw each other from beyond the fence, the happy crying began.

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Let off leash in the yard – fast hello’s gave way to chase.

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Yogi’s new brother, Jackson, was along for the ride and fit right in.

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Doesn’t this look like the dog version of Twister?

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Born of the same litter and raised separately, they were returned to the breeder within a few months of each other. Neither had received any real training. At about 15 months and 80 lbs. wild, they were much more together than the woman could handle. And we instantly saw why!

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“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring — quite often the hard way.” ~ Pamela Dugdale

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We wondered about the scratches and scabs on Yogi when he first came to us. Let me tell you – Lotta can give as good as she gets!

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But it is all in good fun.

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Lotta lives in Tahoe now with new siblings Beau and Milo. Her new mom takes Lotta for frequent hikes and swims at the lake to wear her energy down – if that is possible!

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They send each other pictures via email – and we hope to visit Lotta in the not too distant future when the snow falls. Imagine the fun they will have!

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Sibling love. From snarls and tackles –

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to kisses and hugs.

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A sister is a forever friend. ~ Author Unknown

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See you soon, Lotta! XXOO, Yogi.

13 comments

  1. Denise Lohner

    Oh Audrey, thank you for composing this beautiful, heartfelt story and photos of our two golden babies. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives and I am so thankful for them!

  2. The pictures of Lotta and Yogi bring back sweet memories of Callie and Shadow as youngsters, and as they moved into adulthood and their senior years. Callie left us too early; but Shadow and I will always have our memories of all our years together.

  3. Lori.B

    Wow…I truly love this! As I scrolled through your amazing photos I could not help but relate to the quote you selected: “Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring — quite often the hard way.” ~ Pamela Dugdale/ I hope to one day find the connection that Lotta and Yogi effortlessly recall; they completely embrace; and ultimately…..they truly understand.

  4. naturlvrx2

    Loved these photos. These pups are beautiful. You captured their personalities and playfulness perfectly. Remind me of my dogs and how they play with each other.

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