A doppelgänger is a look-alike or double of a living person (wiki)
I’ve done a post on this before (click here) and have noted the variant spelling.
There’s also another post on the subject, but that is a matter of opinion, and one I still find amusing.

Anyway, on to today’s subject.
If there are doppelgangers for people, there must be some for animals.
We are led to believe that no two zebras or giraffes have identical markings, and Maggie’s nine siblings were all black and white like her, but none were the same, so walking her this afternoon whilst dinner was burning cooking in the iffy oven, I met up with ‘Ray’ (link)
Except this wasn’t Ray, but a five year old rotti X GSD called Zak.

Zak wasn’t from a shelter like Ray, but had been with his owner since he was an eight week old pup. He was described as loving, loyal, playful and a real softie, though the owner admitted that some people would still shy away from ‘big dogs’ believing them to be unpredictable or vicious.
As Maggie was being more than a little distracted, disobedient, selectively deaf, and generally unresponsive to command, she was on a lead this time so I didn’t go over for a fuss.

Also on this walk I saw two kids riding their new bikes in the road. It’s a cul de sac so traffic is minimal, and they were having a lovely time.
Bikes are still popular for Christmas gifts, and it made me remember the year I got mine.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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