Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to a Princess!

I recall, just about 7 years ago, we were to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Belize.  I had just received my new passport and we were looking at places to stay and package deals.  Well, one day we went to a strip shopping center to purchase some things and walked by a Petco.  Petco was having an adoption day with the Humane Society.  I said to my husband, "Let's go to look at the puppies!  We are just going to look - nothing more!!"

Molly's mother was abandoned (pregnant) and the Humane Society picked her up.  (Our county has a no kill shelter.)  She had the puppies and both she and the puppies were at the adoption day.  All I can say is puppy faces melt my heart!  At the moment I saw her, I knew that there wouldn't be a trip to Belize that year.

I can't believe that happened 7 years ago. Where does the time go?  Here is a picture of the Princess the day after we got her.  She was 8 weeks old. She had me up all night (like all puppies, she was very scared of her new house) and she finally fell asleep at 9:00 a.m. the next morning.  I remember I was exhausted!

She was a very cute puppy!

We learned at about 18 months that she was allergic to life! I honestly didn't know that dogs could be allergic to so much. Grass, trees, bugs, mold, dust, cats, dog dander, and processed dog food start the list.  She is even allergic to the fluid her yearly shots come in! 

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I cook for her - she can't eat any kind of dog food. Believe me, we have tried all the specialty stuff the vet(s) recommended!  At Christmas time, we usually stock up on 30 lb turkeys to cook for her.  The turkeys are cheaper at Christmas time and we have a large freezer to store them in. I cook them throughout the year. We have one left from last Christmas and I will be cooking it soon. Next month, the process starts all over again!

Her food is really quite expensive when you add in all the extra vitamins the nutritionist has me give her. (Yes, she goes to a doggie nutritionist!) But considering how happy and healthy she is, I really don't mind.

Happy Birthday Molly! 
Maybe someday I will get to go to Belize!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Molly :)
    Your cousins, Louise and Bertha will be l4 next April. I also just went to "look" at the puppies and how could I leave one sister without the other.
    Gloria Waldron Hukle Perreault


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