Hi My dog passed just over 2 years ago and I've been waiting for her to be reincarnated. I was absolutely sure she would as we had such as intense bond. No NEW dog has appeared in my life...however when she was about 11/12 I had got a puppy. When my older dog was about 13 I'd started reading about reincarnation after she took ill and I thought I was going to lose her then, however she made a full recovery. I'd read that a 'delivery body' could arrive several years earlier and then wondered if my older dog would use the younger dog's body after she passed and that's what he was here for. My old girl didn't pass for another 2 years by which time my puppy was 4 yrs old. What confused me also was that I read that there were 2 kinds of reincarnation, she'd either be born as a puppy or do a 'walk-in' to another soul who had agreed to swap. I read that if they did a 'walk-in' they had no memory of their past lives but they were ok with this because they knew they were going back to their previous owner. Now my issue is my old girl that was very placid, friendly (lab type..loved everyone kind of personality) and my pup is a working bred border collie with a very high prey drive, very much more focused and a little bit OCD…Should I still be able to recognise my old dog in there? ..I mean for example if my past dogs spirit was now doing tin the body of a dog more strongly driven by instinct that she had never done in its previous body? (eg a tendency to want to ’round things up, stalk cars – where before it was so placid it could walk off-lead anywhere). The only thing that makes me wonder this is...years ago when it was just me and my girl at our old flat I often sat cross legged in the doorway (back door into garden) and she'd come and perch her bum on my knee and press her body against mine for a cuddle. My pup had never done this and never seen her do it as she had arthritis by the time I'd got him and I had mobility issues at the time that preventing me easily getting on and off the floor and being able to sit cross legged..so he never witnessed her doing this for him to copy, while she was alive. A while after she passed I regained this ability to get on the floor and sit in the doorway to watch him in the garden and he suddenly out of the blue came up to me backed up and parked his bum on my knee and pushed his body against mine (with his head against my chest) like she used to! He's also started a fight with a FEMALE dog, prefers males and after being reactive passing other male dogs when out (while my older dog was alive) is suddenly walking calming past them and ignoring them as she used to! He will be 6 this year and is getting more and more like her in some ways but on the other hand he'd never slept on her side of the bed and she never left my side all night whereas he likes his own space, coming on for a short period but mostly preferring to sleep on the floor (she never chose to sleep on the floor in her life If I was sleeping on the bed so was she, right from the beginning!) So I'm a bit confused as to whether I'm meant to be waiting for her to return to me as another puppy (and if so why is it taking so long) or whether I haven't found another dog because she is already here in the body of my remaining dog?? Sorry that ended up being longer than intended!!! Twinkle's soulmate!