no, this is not a trick photo… guess which one is Koda… 🙂
so, the other dog is Libby. she just arrived in Singapore. she’s been living in Tokyo and Hong Kong prior to the move. however, she’s originally from Singapore. just like Koda, she’s a Singapore mongrel… and to our surprise, they look soooo much alike that they could easily be twins. but they’re probably not even related… and Libby is almost 7 years older than Koda.
i first spotted her at Flickr. i thought i saw Koda’s picture on someone else’s photo album. but of course, there is no way there will be photos of Koda covered in snow. besides, Libby looks more fluffy. i contacted Lynn, the owner of Libby who was living in Tokyo at that time, and told her how our dogs’ photos could easily be interchangeable.
today, we went to the Botanical Garden again with Koda. we just finished our ice cream and were on our way to the taxi stand, when someone called from the direction of the restaurant.
“hi, is that Koda?” she points to Koda.
i was surprised and immediately thought, hey, koda is pretty famous! cool… so i gave a big smile and said, “yes, this is her.”
“this is Libby,” she pointed to her dog, which i didn’t see earlier.
whoa! ever since Lynn declared that she’s moving back to Singapore, i’ve been wanting to see Libby, Koda’s twin. you see, mongrels usually do not look alike. so, having to see another mongrel that looks just like your dog is very exciting! and it’s quite amazing to see how similar their baby pictures are. and it turns out that Libby used to have the same habit of chewing on her fur to the point that she gets bald spots. and Libby used to be as skinny and lanky, but grew her fluffy fur as soon as she experienced Tokyo’s winter…
they’re so alike! except Koda is still skinny and lanky…
and today, we didn’t even plan a meeting. Lynn just recognized Koda because she looks like Libby. isn’t that cool?