The view from my perch on the mountain

Good Golly

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Miss Molly!

This is the surprise I was talking about in my last post.

We just got home from the Smyth County Animal Shelter where we pulled Buddy’s new companion, Molly. She’s estimated to be a year old, has been spayed and, as far as we can tell, is in excellent health. We don’t know if she’s up to date on all her shots but if her previous owner went to the trouble and expense of having her spayed it stands to reason she’s probably had all vaccinations. Just the same she’ll be paying a visit to our vet.

We decided to adopt for several reasons:

  • Buddy has severe separation anxiety, even to the point that he whines and howls if I leave him in the house while I mow the yard. We feel that a companion animal may help with this.
  • Molly was picked up as a stray on 16 August and her days were numbered.
  • We absolutely love Labs and wish we had room for dozens but we only have room for two.
  • She’s so beautiful we just had to bring her home!

First order of business when we got home was Frontline Flea Treatment (just in case), fitting Molly with a “halty harness” until Santa Claus arrives in his big brown truck with the new collars and double lead then a big ol’ bowl of kibble which she wolfed down.

Buddy and Molly are still getting acquainted but, after the 30 mile trip home in the back seat with Laura, the sniffing and growling has stopped and the “kissing” has commenced! At least we don’t have to worry about puppies because they’ve both been fixed.

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11 responses

  1. Ahhhh I loved Molly! I wonder what you caught it one as beautiful and friendly.
    The new “girlfriend” to Buddy… :))
    Sweet kisses to all and a special hug to you, honey.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM

  2. a wonderful surprise in your favourite hair-colour : -)

    September 7, 2011 at 3:33 PM

  3. A man after my own heart CHip, bless you for giving a poor homeless dog another chance, Molly is a lucky girl and I wish you all a long and happy family life, that’s one post that’s made my day. Best wishes too from Tango and Ruby

    September 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM

  4. Curiosity abounds

    Oh I wonder if they will get tangled in the cables when they run round each other in the yard!

    September 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    • Thought of that. We ordered a 2 dog lead splitter that allows both to be walked on one lead without getting tangled. Should work quite well as I currently have the short training lead spliced to the 6 foot walking lead and they quickly figured out how to walk together.

      September 7, 2011 at 4:15 PM

      • That is, of course, until they get tangled in each other… been there, done that!!

        September 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM

  5. Good for you! I wish everyone would get their pets at the shelters. Well wishes to your new addition to the family.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM

  6. penelopephoebe

    Brilliant, Chip. She is lovely and I am sure she and Buddy will be the best of friends.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:42 PM

  7. Oh how wonderful!!! I love it, a boy and a girl! You know, that’s a rescue dog thing… Separation anxiety. Molly will truly help with that. When we just had Big Dog she was just terrified of Fireworks and the loud noise. After getting Sheila, she seemed to realise it was no big deal. This first night the idiots next door went Fireworks crazy, she started to get worked up, then looked at Sheila and noticed that Sheila didn’t care. You could almost see her shrug her shoulders… and then got over it. It was like she decided “If it doesn’t bother Sheila, why should it bother me?”

    Big Hugs…. give smooches to the Lady!

    September 7, 2011 at 7:40 PM

  8. Awww 🙂 Wolfie kisses for her! She is lovely and very pretty! … give to Wolfie!!! 😉

    September 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM

  9. hi, Chip – you know me: I am Puzzle’s Bongo. Other furry online friends made Puzzle give me a blog of my own, so we can talk about our special dogs stuff. Just wanted to let you and Sam and Molly know 😉

    September 28, 2011 at 6:08 AM

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