Our Molly Moo

by Laurie

Our Molly Moo at her best...getting muddy from the pond!!

Our Molly Moo at her best...getting muddy from the pond!!

12/26/98 - 11/23/2010

Molly was a beautiful golden retriever. She had a personality like a person but I have to say better than some people!! She truly could make you laugh and put a smile on your face. When I picked her out of a litter of 11 puppies...I just knew she was the one! She was the fattest, fluffiest and the only one awake! I picked her up and she snuggled her head right under my chin. I knew right away!! She came home with us smelling like a cow since she was born in a barn the day after Christmas.

Our whole family enjoyed her for almost 13 years. She went with us to our cabin every summer. Loved to swim in the pond and sleep by the bonfire in the woods. She would go into the pond and put her head under the water, blow bubbles out of her nose and find rocks and bring them to us and drop them at our feet. We would get a kick out of watching her every time. I think she actually loved to amuse us and did it just for that reason. She would eat corn on the cob like a person would. My husband used to say she was such a lady because she liked it when you would break up treats for her and feed them to her a little bit at a time rather than just gulping it down.
When we went to Dairy Queen she also got a baby cone. She was a spoiled one.

Everybody loved her. When we would pet or scratch her head and stop she would nudge your hand with her nose or put her paw in your lap so you would continue. She was one of a kind and we will miss her so much.

She was slowing down with her old age and did have hip dysplasia but she was still getting around. One day she got really sick and couldn't stand. I knew it was time. She even looked at me with those big brown eyes like she was ready. It was the saddest and hardest thing I have ever done in my life. My son and his friend helped put her in the car and stayed with me in the room with her till the end.

We should be getting her ashes any day now. I think we will bury some in our backyard and some at our cabin. My daughter wants to put some in a locket she can wear. The vet also made us a plaster paw mold for us which was very nice I thought. We will have a memorial plaque made for her and put it in our yard.

Molly Moo....you will be missed but thank you so much for all the wonderful years you gave us. The laughs, the smiles, the tail wags and the cuddling. We will never forget you and no other dog can ever replace you!!


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