Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Stormy of the Ao4 reminds my human of her sweet, departed Shula, who went to the Rainbow Bridge in November 2005, just a month before I was found. Mom says they have the same eyes, and extremely similar facial markings. Therefore, Stormy holds a very special place in mom's heart, and she often gets a tear in her eye whenever she sees pictures of Stormy. She says they are "good" tears, because it helps her remember Shula, how much she loved her, and what she might be doing around our house, if she were still here. I thought I would share pictures of Stormy and Shula and see if anydog else thought they looked like twins!

This is Stormy.

And this is Shula.

So, what do you think?



Joe Stains said...

wow, what a resemblance!!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wow Holly, they do resemble each other. Shula is beautiful!!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Holly.
Of course they do resemble each other. Shula has a very sweet face.
Please give kisses to your mom.
Have a nice day

Kelsey and Smokey said...

They could be twins! How sweet they both look.

Shula was a sweet beautiful girl.


The Army of Four said...

Dear Holly,
I can't tell you how flattered I am to be compared to the lovely Shula! I know how special she still is to your family, and it makes me feel good that I can bring happy thoughts to you!!! What a dear, special girl!!!
Tail wags,

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I agree. They look like they could be litter mates!


The Daily Echo said...

Oh yes! They DO look alot alike. Shula was bewootiful.

Macie-Malechai said...

Wow, that's kinda eery, they could be twins! Shula is a Bewoootiful girl!
Face Licks, M&M

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. they really look alike. And Shula is such a pretty doggie just like Stormy

~ girl girl

MaPaw said...

Shula looks like a senior version of Stormy. They could be mother and daughter. That would make Shula grandmom to the rest of the Ao4.

cyber-sibes said...

They sure do look alot alike! Especially their pretty eyes. Both are lovely sibe girls. Was Shula very old when she went to the Bridge?

Star & Sherman

Tasha & Eva said...

Such a pretty girl! Yes Shula does look like Stormy. Same yes and almost the same mask. Could have been sister! We know what its like to lose a pack mate and how it feels to be reminded of how special they are and were. We think Shula and our Tia are playing togeather now at the Bridge. Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Holly said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments on sweet Shula. I agree with Magnum, I think mother and daughter sounds possible!!

And to answer Star and Sherman, Shula was 16 when she went to the bridge. She was rescued by the human woman when she was 13 1/2. And, considering she had extremely MINIMAL care (no shots/vaccinations for over 3 years, and NO dental care ever) it is amazing she had made it that long! Mom gave her medical care, a good dental cleaning, and TONS and TONS of love and care. I think thats why she lived so long. She was trying to make up for 13 1/2 years of poor treatment!


The Army of Four said...

Hey Holly, I just thought of somrthing! It's entirely possible that Shula WAS my bio-mom! I mean .... we don't know where I came from! What a great thought!
Tail wags,
PS: Your mom must have REALLY given Shula GREAT care in her last years. You have a VERY good mom!!!

Marvin The Dog said...

Yes, definitely very alike. Both beautiful doggies!

Such a shame about Poor Shula, and such a beautiful name.

love and sad licks, Marvin xxxxxx

Stormy is very beautiful just like your Shula was.

IndyPindy said...

Oh, yes, the markings and the bi-eyes, very similar! Both are very pretty girls.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Holly,
Wow, they do look so much alike. Both very bootiful!! We luv Shula's eyes.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers