Friday, February 5, 2016

Princess Molly

Molly the Cuddle Monster
As you might know (or maybe not,) I adopted a dog at a shelter several months ago. Her name is Molly and she's a beautiful Shih Tzu/Maltese mix. I decided that since she's changed my life and I'm now obsessed with her I should write a blog post all about her.

My little fur monster came into my life on September 9th, 2015. When we walked back to go see her she quietly stood in her kennel just looking at us while the other dogs barked and some even growled. We took her outside and she ran happily around the grass and came up to us to smell us and let us pet her. We led her to a bench where she happily greeted us and then we took her inside to a small area where we got to spend some time with her one on one. She was sweet and liked to hang out with us so I went through with the adoption paperwork after asking several questions. She was microchipped and after a quick trip to PetSmart I picked up some supplies for her homecoming (bowls, food, toys, treats, collar, leash.)

On the way home she slept on my lap in the passenger seat and only seemed nervous when my mom stopped at a gas station and got out. When we got home she hopped out and happily sniffed the grass in our yard and I gave her a tour of the house. I left her on her leash for a little while so she could get acquainted and I brought her blanket in.

Since that day we've gone through a lot of ups and downs together. She's my best friend. I already love her more than I ever thought I could. She's trained really well even though she still gets confused sometimes. I love waking up and knowing that she's right there waiting for me. I love being able to take care of her. It's so nice that no matter what kind of mood I'm in she'll always be there. She jumps in my lap and curls up into a ball, so I'm happy she is comfortable here.

It's been more difficult than I thought having to leave her to go to the hospital. I didn't anticipate being admitted so often, so it's been hard on me to leave her behind. I feel bad that I haven't been there as often as I would've liked, but I'm glad I have people to take care of her when I'm gone.

It's been a blast getting to play with her and go for walks with her. She loves the snow and hates rain. It's cute watching her chase after snowballs and pounce on them after I throw them. She loves chasing her squeaky toys and tennis balls around the house. Everyday is a new adventure with her and it's so fun to get to see her learn about the world and explore new things.

Princess Molly post hair cut
She's so smart and seems to know what certain actions or words mean, though she still has selective hearing and doesn't like to let go of her toys. She's also very snoopy and loves shredding paper or getting into trash, so it's been interesting to learn how to protect her the best I can.

Most of all, she has a big heart and really seems to care. If I have coughing attacks or if I'm getting sick sometimes she'll come check on me or lie down next to me. Sometimes she'll hop on my internal organs and knock the wind out of me to lick my face, which isn't always delightful but I like having her around. She drags my hand to her so she can lick me. She rolls over for belly rubs and sighs. She yawns and stretches. She enthusiastically gets me up after naps. She looks at me for guidance. She has diva moments where she has to get every ounce of attention and sometimes she can be possessive, but overall she is so beautiful and loving. I'm so happy I found Molly and I hope I can be as good to her as she's been to me. I feel lucky to have found her and I'm glad I get to call her my Princess Molly.

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