Amy was not found at a strip mall, but came to the family almost as suddenly. She was born when I was 16 and my other sis was 14. Like with Paddington, I reluctantly fed her too and we've been friends since.
Both have fairly strong wills of their own. And can be great fun or frustrating, depending on the situation.
Here's two of a kind, indeed. Paddington is just a canine version of Garfield. Both linked to younger days with an Italian kitchen, both live to eat, both golden, both refuse to let you eat in peace, both characters, both tons of fur....
But I guess I'll keep them all. They do photograph nicely.
And you never know when secret talents will come in handy.