but also very much in personality and characteristics.
Had I availed myself of a baby name book at the time I was having babies, I'd have learned that Sally is defined as the diminutive of Sarah, or at least a variation of that name. Which is exactly how it's turned out to be.
Though I often wonder if Sally's slightly more gregarious personality is a result of genetics or perhaps birth order, the baby of the family seeming to learn early how to get their way. Something about the squeaky wheel getting the oil springs to mind. I remember explaining to Sally at age five whilst she demanded to sit on my lap, that when Sarah was her age, she had three younger siblings and rarely had an opportunity to sit on Mum's lap, nor even get a look-in with Mum. I'm sure five year old Sally reflected deeply on these words.
But I digress. Sarah's love of all animals, but in particular dogs has been no secret. Ruby, her pride and joy has never been far from her side, and now it seems Sally has formed a similar attachment with Amy, daughter of Ruby.
They've been spotted recently enjoying all manner of fun.
I think every kid deserves to know a dog's love.