Saturday, October 3, 2009

Same Same But Different

When both Posh and I are brought out together, most people (especially non-dog owners) will have problems telling us apart.

Being the more playful and mischievous dog among us, Posh tend to get scolded more often than I do. Initially, when Posh first came to live with us, Rane and her family often chided me when Posh misbehaved, simply because they mistook me for Posh! It doesn't help that Posh often reacted to the name "Sugar" too! I was often made the scape-goat scape-dog!

(Rane: Posh always assume that Sugar has better privileges than she does, thus when we call for Sugar, Posh will react and come to us even though she knows her name is Posh.)

Luckily, Rane and her family took a pretty short period of time to recognise us and before long, they could easily differentiate Posh and I.


Here are a few ways to tell who is Posh and who is Sugar.

Left: Posh Right: Sugar

Left: Posh Right: Sugar

In both pictures above, Posh is featured on the left side of this picture, while I am featured on the right. The most distinctive feature that tells us apart is our size; Posh has slighter shorter legs and a smaller bone frame, while I have longer legs and a larger bone frame.

If you notice, Posh has a large white patch on her scruff, while I have what my owners call "a skunk stripe". They often poke-fun at me, saying I not only look like a skunk with that stripe, I smell like a skunk too !!! How hurting can that be!

While both Posh and I have floppy ears, Posh's ears are significantly bigger than mine.


While I have a skunkie stripe, Posh has an "exclamation mark" on the right side of her body, near her spine. That reminds me of Bolt.

Left: Posh Right: Sugar

Left: Sugar Right: Posh

Both Posh and I are tri-coloured, however Posh's shade of brown is darker while mine's lighter.


In terms of personality, we are a world apart. Posh is always up to mischief and is forever on the hunt for food (on the sly of course). She won't even spare the green beans that Rane has sprouted for the hamster, not to mention the capsicum that Rane has deliberately purchased for the rabbits!



Unlike Posh, I rarely steal food. I will usually wait for someone to feed me treats. As the humans claim that too much treats are unhealthy for us, they do not feed us treats all the time. Thus Posh will get really impatient at times and decide to bite the cover off the treat box by herself.


Despite our differences, Posh and I share certain similarities.



Both Posh and I really fancy eating treats. We will do any tricks just for it (as long as we know how to).



As hounds, we love sniffing anything and everything; from the ground to the air, from the pole to the fire hydrant. You name it, we smell it!

Left: Posh Right: Sugar
Both of us really hate posing for pictures. We can't understand why the humans must force us to look at the camera lens. The camera lens neither smell nor taste good!

Left: Sugar Right: Posh
Both of us really really love eating ice-cream. The non-lactose ones of course! We adore it especially on hot sunny days.

That's all for today! I'll tell you more on how to tell us apart in time to come. Stay Tune!

Sweet Licks,
Sugar the Beagle
(on behalf of Posh and herself)


River said...

We understand. People say all the time that they can't tell us apart even when we are completely different colors! I think you two really do look alike, like sisters!

love & wags,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sugar and Posh!
Now I have a better idea on how to tell you two apart!
Kisses and hugs

bagel said...

hey it's great to see you two again :D and haha love the shot of posh trying to get the pepper :p it's so great that your dogs like veggies!! bagel had to be tricked into eating them