One of the most difficult posts...
On Wednesday, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Molly...I know I have written about her several times in this blog, but they were mostly about happy experiences, or at least ones that had a happy ending. Sadly, this one does not.
We knew that our little girl was fading, and that her health issues were becoming increasingly complex, but still it is terribly difficult to say goodbye to such a sweet and lovable girl. She was such a cutie, and so nice to everyone. She always had a smile for those who were interested in her. Even in her golden days, as in this picture taken about six months ago, she looked like a cutie-petooty.
Over the course of her life, she faced many challenges and hurdles that she overcame. From being tossed about from home to home over her first year, she fell into our laps and provided us with countless hours of enjoyment and entertainment. From the first day when she leapt from the sofa to the loveseat, to her last days, where she modelled her "Blind as a Bat Man" costume (two days prior to her demise), she was a bundle of love.
She was an excellent travel companion, always ready for a road trip. When we would pack up for an out-of-towner, she'd sit on a jacket or her travel bag (It said Princess on it), and we'd help her into her crate in the back seat. Whenever we stopped anywhere, folks would always comment on how pretty she was, and there was that little smile on her face, as if she knew it was her people were talking about. She loved our trips to Arizona. She had plenty of friends there...and didn't miss freezing her tushie off in the winter! We always stopped in the same motels along the way; I'm sure lots of the clerks remember her. Even 'pee stops' were familiar too. Despite her blindness over the past four years, I'm sure she recognized' that park in North Platte, just on the outskirts of the city, where we'd always stop for a picnic and say hi to the Canada Geese there.
We will always recall her beauty in the many pictures we have of her, but we are going to miss her something terrible.