I sh*t you not. It is true.
Definition of DOGGELGÄNGER
1: a living counterpart of a beloved dog who crossed the bridge.
See the following Example:
Our Beloved Katie who crossed the bridge in November 2008.
Dianne Deal's beloved Peg (Brynn behind). Note the same white leg, same tri colored leg. Same coloring on the face, same ear set, close to the same white snip on the face, same smile, same happy expression.
When Peg would sit at my feet and stare up at me while I petted her - it was like looking down into Katie's sweet face. A bittersweet comfort for a heart that misses her to this day.
If Peg ever turns up missing. Don't look at my house. *wink*