5.29.2012

Remembering Molly

Sadly, the long weekend didn't kick off too well, as we had to put our dog, Molly, to sleep on Friday. After putting my other childhood dog, Cody, to sleep last year, we didn't expect Molly to have to leave us within a year and a half.  She had cancer last August, and after surgery was rebounding and feeling just fine until a few weeks ago.  A steadily decline since the beginning of May, Friday, we knew it was time.

Molly was always the princess, but she certainly told Cody and Barkley who was boss. Her first months with us, she hid behind the downstairs bathroom toilet in my mom's house. It was the funniest thing; we never knew why, and one day, she just stopped.  Molly harassed Cody as he got older- all in good fun- and well, karma came back to her when we got the devilish Barkley last March.  She taught him well in her year or so with him and gave us many great memories over her nearly 12 years.

There's something about losing a pet that gets you differently; someone once told me the worst part of having a pet is that we outlive them.  That rings true now. The comfort comes knowing we didn't let her suffer, and she will always be in our hearts.
Various pics from my iPhone the last few months.

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13 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear this :( It sounds like she was a great companion for many years and it was better to have had her than to have never known her. Hope your week goes better :)

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  2. I'm so sorry about the loss of your dog. Molly sounds like the most loveable pup.

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  3. Oh Jaime, I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things we have to deal with.

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  4. This is so sad Jaime, :( Never easy to say goodbye to a pet :(

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  5. so sorry to hear about your dog :( i wish you the best during this tough time!
    xoamy

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  6. i am so sorry for your loss!

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  7. ugh, i remember when you had to go through this last year. i'm sorry jaime, it's incredibly sad to lose a pet. but to know you gave them a healthy, happy one is a very important thing to remember. hugs to you.

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  8. It is so hard to lose a pet. They really become part of the family. So sorry! :(

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  9. i am so sorry to hear about Molly! I lost my cat, Angel, last year. :(

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  10. I am so so sorry to hear about your loss- losing a pet is never easy, its so sad they dont outlive us because they really make the best friends ever!

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  11. A princess indeed! These two pups have a special place in my heart! Many hugs!! <3

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