Do you guys remember, just before the start of the year, John found a little puppy wandering down the bayou? She was skinny, covered in fleas, and her right eye was sealed almost entirely shut from a combination of mange and infection.
We got her fixed up, and after a vet-mandated two-week quarantine, introduced her to the boys. Since January, they’ve played and tussled, while Molly learned how to live inside a home. She had NO clue in the beginning… “Might as well stand on the kitchen table to get a better look out the window!”
This sweet little girl loves to curl up your lap as much as she loves to chase a ball. She has an unending supply of energy, but she’s also a bottomless well of affection.
Molly has two quirks: She dislikes being handled by strangers and will growl a warning when someone she doesn’t know well tries to pick her up or restrain her – and if they push it, she’ll snap her teeth (though, having seen that happen twice, she doesn’t actually attempt to bite – just warn). That quirk actually cost her a home with a family in Louisiana because they were unwilling to give her the time she needed to feel comfortable with them picking her up. She has found a couple here in town who are accepting of that quirk (and I have that feeling that the woman will be picking Molly up for snuggles in no time at all… the two of them seem to have a good connection).
Her second quirk is that she resource-guards her food. This new family of Molly’s has a gorgeous dog, Bella, but they’re willing to feed them separately, which is what we’ve been doing here.
Because of those quirks, though, we want to set them up for success, so we’ve offered to waive the adoption fee in exchange for them taking a training class with a trainer we know here in town.
But, regardless, they are excited to bring Molly home! And Molly and her new sister get along famously! Here are two short cell phone videos her new lady sent after their trial day on Sunday:
Isn’t it funny how much alike they look?! In person, they’re practically twins, though Bella is nearly three times her size!
We’re still working out the final details, but Molly will go home with her new family this week. I will miss having the little sprite around here, of course, but I’m thrilled she’s found her family! (And I’ll make sure they send us pics and updates to pass along!!)