"Oh, it's definitely a boy," they told us.
I decided to name it Freddy to go with Sammy the male Bichon we already had at home. I took a quick glance between Freddy's legs and didn't see what I thought should be there for a boy. The store looked again as well and agreed that Freddy was in fact a girl. I renamed it Molly.
Molly was a cute cute cute puppy! She slept in a laundry basket next to my bed when she was little. She would cry in the middle of the night and I would take her outside. She would cower in fear when we would shake bags. Paper or plastic, it didn't matter. She would run in fear when we would make this "Eh, eh" noise. She grew out of the fear of that noise, but not the bags or most of her other fears. Molly seemed to be afraid that she would never get food again, causing her to beg for food often and she would always gulp down the food she would get.
I wanted to take Molly with me when I moved out on my own, but my parents didn't like that idea. Instead, they helped me find Izzie, my own puppy. When I would bring Izzie to my parent's house, Molly acted like that was her puppy too. She would have made a good momma dog, but we had her fixed when she was a puppy. Molly and Izzie were best friends from the beginning. Molly and Izzie would curl up together and fall asleep. Molly would be afraid of the food dropping from the automatic dog food feeder bowl, so she would bark at it. When Izzie would hear Molly's bark, she would run over and move the food so the bowl would fill up for Molly.
Recently, Molly had been acting different. The vet said that Molly was sick and would just get worse. My parents took her home with them and kept an eye on her. She needed to go out more often. She was less interested in food. She was losing weight.When they noticed this past Thursday how Molly was no longer acting like happy Molly, they took her one last time to the vet's office.
Molly wasn't scared to be going to the vet's office. In the dim room in the office, she wasn't scared of being placed on the pink blanket covering the stainless steel table. She wasn't scared of the needle that was going to help her pain.
Molly isn't scared any more.
|Molleisha Mae "Molly" 2001-2011|