Monday, May 11, 2009

Queen Molly

In 1996, a friend at work, named LoAnn, came to me with a mitt full of pictures of a very cute sheltie mix named Molly. "Want a dog?" she asked, knowing what a sucker I am for pooches. I complained that I already had two, but she told me that Molly had been saved from an abusive situation, but the lady who rescued her couldn't keep her permanently. Well, I guess you know the rest. A couple of days later, little Molly came to live with my partner, our son, and me.

She liked to sleep with Joe. From the start, she was a sensitive girl, the first one to sit at your side if you were sad or not feeling well. She never got over her distrust of men, but in our home she quickly became a happy, smiling girl.

Five years later, my partner and I split up, and I was the only one able to take the three dogs, Daisy, Alex and Molly. I was not as close to Molly then as to the other two. But, in the eight years she spent with just me, I grew to love her tremendously. She had a regal bearing, and would perch on the easy chair that she claimed from the moment we moved in, and survey her realm.

Each day, when I arrived home from work, she would run and get a toy and dance around in joyful greeting. At night, she always curled up on the bed with me. A sweet, calm presence.

In the past few days, though, she wouldn't eat, unless it was my food, and then not at all. I called the vet this morning to have her seen tonight after work. But oh...when I got home this evening, she was in her little bed as usual, but she was still. I cried. I will miss her so very very much. It has only been eight months since I had to have Alex put down, and our little family has gone from four to just two--Bosco and me.

She will be missed so much. I am just crying and crying, even as I write this. I hope that Sundance, Daisy and Alex will welcome her to the Rainbow Bridge. Our pretty little Queen. Our house won't be the same at all without her.



Riot Kitty said...

Oh! I am so sorry. I lost my three kitties within 15 months of each other, so I know how much it sucks. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh Shay. She is so beautiful. I am so sorry. I know your heart is ripped into pieces right now.

Love to you right now.

Scarlet said...

I'm so sorry, girl friend. My heart breaks for you right now.

Big hugs and lots of love to you and Bosco!!


pheromone girl said...

Baby, I just want to wrap you up and hug you, as I cry while I write this. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I love you, all the way from Portland, and I hope Rabies gets his butt there soon. Stupid boy, taking his time...


Shadow said...

oh how sad. i feel your pain. understand it very well.

Kelly Dickson said...

((((((((((((shay))))))))))) oh no, i knew you said she wasn't well, but i didn't realise how severe it was... lean on us, your word garden gals and guys are looking out for you x

Fireblossom said...

Thanks so much, all of you. It has helped so much to have so much support from my truly wonderful friends.

It seems very strange not to have Molly here anymore, it will take some getting used to, and some more tears, but you guys's love is such a blessing.

(((((((my friends))))))))))))

Daryl said...

(((Shay))) ... I am so very sorry for your loss, but I am sure that Molly is not alone, she's happy and can play again without pain, tho I know she misses you, she knows you did the right thing ... xox

♥Mimi♥ said...

There is never a good time to lose someone you love. I'd been where you are and know the phenomenal pain. My heart goes out to you at this most sad of times.

Jewels said...

How very sad! Powerful story, I think we are all crying now! It's amazing how much our pets become part of our lives and families. Everytime I lose one it's like someone has cut of an arm. Big hugs for you and yours.

Mama Zen said...

I'm so, so sorry, Shay. Truly, I am.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am so sorry that this happened, even though inevitable, I have a very elderly dog and expect that this will be the year...please know my heart is with you...I send you love!

Sharkbuttocks said...

So very sorry Shay. We're all thinking of you and fren Bosco here.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh geez. I didn't expect this story. Now you made me cry too.
Such a pretty dog.
Well, dogs were sent to us for a reason. They bring out the best in us and we will all meet again.
I'm so sorry about how you found her. I hate good byes.
Today I thought my Nugget was also gone but he was just in deep sleep. He always wakes up for supper lol.

Anonymous said...

I am so so sorry. I can't imagine. I don't know what I'll do when we lose our dogs. They are my babies. :(


Jannie Funster said...

So damn sorry.

God damn, why do they have to die?

T said...

Dearest Shay,
I am just catching up. I am so so very sorry. I know how much it hurts. As I am still having a very difficult time getting over the loss of Jake.

They are never with us long enough, are they. Forever would be too short.

Much love and hugs,