We are joining Ruckus the Eskie for his Sepia Saturday blog hop today. The only rules for this hop are that it be sepia related (pet or non-pet), and have fun! Grab the badge, link to the host, and join in the fun!
Last week I shared some photos of Kobi and Cricket and discussed some of their similarities and differences. This week I want to do the same with Sheba and Moses. For those of you who are new to my blog or may not know, Sheba is our 9 year old golden retriever, and Moses was her brother/littermate who we lost last summer to cancer.
The obvious differences between these two are that they are different sexes and Sheba is light colored whereas Moses was quite dark. Her fur is long but thin and his was very thick. Moses outweighed Sheba by about 10 pounds. He was just a big loving goofball, more laid back and serious. Sheba is also goofy, but in a more high strung and hyper way.
They both love/loved playing fetch, but their techniques were sometimes different. Sheba gets the ball and runs away with it, then will eventually pass it off to Cricket to return to us. Moses would lay waiting, and if he caught it would easily give it up to either of the girls.
Winter or summer they love/loved being outside playing. Whether in the swimming pool or at the lake, they loved getting wet!
The big difference was that Moses would not swim. Sheba goes out to chase the ball, but Moses would not go out over his head!
Both Sheba and Moses were afraid of thunderstorms, but Moses’ fears were much deeper. Since he’s been gone, Sheba has been a bit less fearful, I think she somewhat fed off of his more intense fear. He had a thundershirt which calmed him down some, and then the girls would both calm down also.
Moses loved his stuffie toys. Sheba also loves them but her sole goal is to destroy them. Poor Moses constantly lost his toys to his sister if we didn’t take them away in time (Luke is experiencing the same thing now!).
As much as they had their differences, I love how in so many of these photos they are posing almost the exact same way!
They were definitely two of a kind and they loved playing and wrestling together. Sheba took his loss hard but she bounced back because at least she still has her beagle sister to play with, and now a new puppy. Moses’ memory lives on for all of us through his sister.