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Chance TV appearance leads to reunion of dog littermates

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Mark Schnyder's dog JD and his long lost sister Daisy. JD is the smaller of the two dogs.  Daisy is the one in the harness. By Afton Spriggs Mark Schnyder's dog JD and his long lost sister Daisy. JD is the smaller of the two dogs. Daisy is the one in the harness. By Afton Spriggs
Mark Schnyder's dog JD's long lost sister Daisy. By Afton Spriggs Mark Schnyder's dog JD's long lost sister Daisy. By Afton Spriggs
Mark Schnyder's dog JD and his long lost sister Daisy. JD is the smaller of the two dogs.  Daisy is the one in the harness. By Afton Spriggs Mark Schnyder's dog JD and his long lost sister Daisy. JD is the smaller of the two dogs. Daisy is the one in the harness. By Afton Spriggs
Mark Schnyder's dog JD's long lost sister Daisy. By Afton Spriggs Mark Schnyder's dog JD's long lost sister Daisy. By Afton Spriggs
Mark Schnyder's dog JD and his long lost sister Daisy. JD is the smaller of the two dogs.  Daisy is the one in the harness. By Afton Spriggs Mark Schnyder's dog JD and his long lost sister Daisy. JD is the smaller of the two dogs. Daisy is the one in the harness. By Afton Spriggs

My wife works at a competing TV station and last week she took our mutt, JD to work because she was doing a live report previewing the Paddle with your Pooch event.  JD made several appearances that morning.

A woman who saw the broadcast emailed my wife afterwards telling her, "I think I have your dog JD's sister."  She sent pictures of her dog Daisy and holy cow they sure looked alike.  When she told us her dog's age and where she got her it was pretty clear these dogs came from the same litter.

So Sunday we got them together.  They didn't want much to do with each other be we all sure had a ball watching them and talking about them.  Turns out they not only look alike at a glance, upon closer inspection they're even more alike than we could have imagined.  Both dogs are black with a little white on their chest and both have a little brown patch on one hind paw.  Both like to lay down with their back legs splayed out.  And in visiting with Daisy's owner we found out Daisy is afraid to go down the stairs to the basement.  So is JD!

We found JD as a stray in March 2009.  Someone dumped him on the street.  Daisy's owner adopted her through an animal center through the Petsmart in Brentwood in March 2008 as a 10-week old puppy.  She tells us there were four brothers and one sister.  She saw them all but picked the female.  Whoever adopted our dog decided they couldn't handle it I guess and made the worst decision they could, just letting the dog go.  Luckily the best possible outcome came to be as we found him and are giving him a great life.

Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV.  He can be reached at mschnyder@kmov.com

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