They were a big family to begin with; Bethany, her boyfriend Tyson, their two cats and Rogue, a cairn terrier, barely 10 weeks then. Rogue, who came in through Boston’s Animal Rescue League, was a tiny pup and got along fine with the two senior cats. Their compact flat got real crowded with the five members, and they had no intention of adding to it. But then this turned upside down in mid-2016 when Rogue met her homeless doppelganger.
A visit by the couple to the farmer’s market nearby led to a chance meeting with a member of the local rescue, K9 for Rescue. They had brought along some canines to get somebody interested in the dogs and find forever homes for them. Bethany had a shock when a member of the rescue bore an amazing resemblance to Rogue. Rogue had noticed her homeless doppelganger too. Here was her long lost twin brother and she wasn’t going home without him. Rogue immediately loved the petite guy and pleaded mom.
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Bethany had little option but to give in to her entreaties and bring Rogue’s friend home. They all moved to their new home in Hawaii and the family luckily found a bigger home. They are more than friends, Rogue and the rescued homeless doppelganger, Beast, even allowing one-another to be led by the leash. The world seems a much happier place with them around.
Two years have added a dollop of maturity to Rogue’s character. She has an added responsibility, her little brother, someone she has brought home with her own loving hands. She remains as bouncy and smart as ever though the added responsibility has made her more mature. Her brother Beast has now grown bigger than his dear sister but remains the same loving darling who loves curling up next to his parents.
A journey across the continent has not separated them. Instead, it has taught them to “always be together,” says Bethany.
Bethany and Tyson are thankful to their pets for their selfless. They eagerly await the next bit of adventure that their children will bring into their lives. Bethany jokingly refers to them as her own Noah’s Ark, though a miniature version. But she expects that to change whenever they visit the market nearby. She expects both of them to be on the lookout for a third homeless doppelganger.