Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Welcome Home, Little Miss Molly

We have a wonderful new member of our family that I've been dying for you to meet!

Say hello to little miss Molly!


Isn't she just the cutest, sweetest little baby? She's a Papillon/Chihuahua mix, known as a Chion, and they estimate her age at 3 years old. She's going to our vet on Saturday for a check up, and I'll see how old she thinks Molly is, as we suspect she may be younger. She certainly acts like a pup, that's for sure!


Let me tell you a little about how little miss Molly came into our lives!

As you know, I already have two pups - there's the Monkey, and her mom, my old girl, Lily. 

I love them with all my heart. 

But my Lily girl is getting old, she's 15 now...and she's not going to be around forever. 

Since Monkey is her daughter....who is actually named Daisy, by the way, but you all know her as the Monkey....the truth is, she's never, ever been alone. 

So, I've been looking for about a year to bring a new furbaby into our family. 

You would not believe how many pups I've tried to adopt already. 

Well, actually not pups - I wanted an adult dog, a female, and small enough for me to easily carry her up and down the stairs when she gets old and it's too much for her. 

Because let me tell you something, carrying Lily up and down this past winter when she was having a bad spell was tough....and she's not even a huge dog! 

Anyway, I found many sweet angels on various rescue and adoption sites that I was interested in bringing home to love.  Each time, I would ask for more info and fill out the application....and most times, never hear a thing back.

Ridiculous, right?

You would think they would want these sweet babies to find forever homes. 

Needless to say, it was a little disheartening. We were ready to open our home to a little angel that needed a forever home, and the staff at these agencies didn't even bother to respond to our inquiries. 

That was, until one day last week. I don't know why, because it wasn't a regular thing by any means, but last Monday, for some reason when the Adopt a Pet update came through my email, I clicked through and started scrolling through the dogs that were within the parameters of my search. 


And there was this sweet angel, looking for her forever home. 

I fell immediately in love, and requested more information. 

Of course, I didn't really expect to hear anything back. 


But, remarkably I did...within an hour I got an email from Molli at Companion Pet Rescue

I expected to find out that she had already been adopted. 

Nope, oh my gosh, she was still available!


I filled out the application immediately, contacted my vet to let them know the rescue organization would be calling, and said a little prayer. 


Well, my prayers were answered because just two days later I got word from Companion Pet Rescue that my application was approved....and Molly was on her way to New York from Tennessee!

And guess what....she was arriving the very next day!

I panicked a little, as I had meetings at work that I couldn't reschedule, but fortunately my daughter was available....and beyond excited....to pick up sweet Molly at the drop off point, about an hour south of our little mountain top home. 


Here's sweet little miss Molly in my daughter's car on her way home, after a very long trip. 

She was in a crate, in a huge truck, with a bunch of other pups that were also on their way up North.

They were all hoping to find their forever homes. 

Look at those big eyes. Poor sweet baby was so scared. 

But as soon as she got into my daughter's arms, she just started licking her all over. 

And my daughter burst into tears, she was so happy we could rescue this sweet baby. 


Molly must have known she was safe now, because she slept the rest of the way home. 


We set up a 'safe zone' for her in the guest bathroom, with a big pee pad, a new bed, some new toys, and a little bowl of food and water. 

Of course, she got a billion snuggles and kisses first! But she needed a safe place to go while we housebreak her, and while the other two pups get used to her. 


It didn't take her long to get used to her little bed. She arrived with a blankie from her foster mom, who rescued her from a bad situation. 

Thank you Donna, for saving this sweet baby girl. I am forever grateful to you. 

The morning after she arrived, both Molly and her blankie got a much needed bubble bath!

Remember, this poor sweet baby was in a crate all the way from Tennesee!


Well, now she's in her forever home. 

We just want to give her so much love, and make her feel safe and secure for the first time in her life. 


From what we know, this poor baby was owned by a man who left her outside in a cage day and night. 

She was never housebroken. The cage was her home. 

No human contact. No love, no cuddles. 

She's so tiny and skinny I imagine she was given limited food and water. 

I can only guess that's why she likes to eat grass and leaves. 

It might be all she had to put in her tiny belly at times. 

My heart breaks just thinking of what she's been through. 


She's safe and loved now, and I'm never letting her go. 

We'll work on the housebreaking with much patience and perseverence, and once that obstacle is crossed, there's no doubt in my mind she will be the most perfect dog.


She's so sweet and such a little lovebug. She just wants to cuddle and play and give kisses. 

And eat. I'm guessing she can't get enough food because she went hungry for so long. 


She's starting to answer to her name, and I think it really suits her. 

She's definitely not trusting of men....I've only heard her bark once, and that was at Sweetie when he came over for dinner last night. 

She'll come to love him as much as the other pups do. He's a true animal lover and spoils them to bits. 


It's heartbreaking to leave her when I'm going to work. Fortunately, I can run home midday and let them all out, and give them all a little love and a cuddle. 


Sweet little miss Molly wants nothing more than to make us happy, and to love us unconditionally. 


Her foster mom, Donna, told me she's got a heart the size of Texas in the tiniest little body. 


She was so right. 

Donna, you are forever in our hearts for rescuing this sweet angel. 

We can't thank you and Companion Pet Rescue enough for what you do to help these poor innocent little animals. They don't deserve to be mistreated. They should all be in homes where they are loved like part of the family. 

Just like my three furbabies....Lily, Daisy, and Molly. 

If you have room in your heart and home for a sweet angel of your own why don't you visit the babies that are up for adoption at Companion Pet Rescue?

You just might get lucky and find a sweet baby that steals your heart. 

Just like I did. 
 

Welcome home, little miss Molly. 

83 comments:

  1. I cried all the way through this! She is adorable and does have the sweetest of faces. I can't have any more pets where I live, but I would have taken her if I could. My dogs aren't crazy about men either. Bless you!
    Brenda

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    1. I bet your sweet Abi would have a hard time adapting to another furbaby in the house, Brenda. Monkey is adjusting, but still gives a little warning grumble every now and again.

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  2. Oh, Debbie! How sweet Miss Mollie is! I could just kiss her right now and her story breaks my heart except for knowing that it meant she was coming to you, a Mama who will love her and take care of her the rest of her life. I hope your sweet Lily and the Monkey get used to her soon. Won't it be wonderful for her to have these new companions? I'm so very happy for Molly and her new family.

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    1. They are becoming a family, Dewena - it's so cute to watch Molly running around after Monkey - I swear she idolizes her!

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  3. What a wonderful day for Mollie and how lucky you are to have her. Typing this through my tears. Why anyone would hurt any animal is something I will never understand.
    Our son rescued a dog 4 years ago. It took a lot of patience working with him, but over time he loves us and we adore him.
    Enjoy your new family Mollie. I hope we see your sweet face often on this blog :-)
    Take care

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    1. No doubt you will be seeing a lot of little miss Molly here on the blog, Jen! I wonder how long it will take me to housebreak her - was your son's rescue housebroken?

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    2. Yes he was housebroken. However, he was terrified of men (except for my son and husband) so if approached even if he was inside the house he would pee! He still has an accident from time to time but much much better. Looking in his beautiful eyes we forgive him and keep guiding him to do better. I hope Molly will catch on very soon.

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    3. Awww, poor sweet baby! Molly is afraid of men also....although she wasn't shying away from my sweetie last night when he was feeding her lots of pieces of roast chicken, that's for sure!!

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  4. Molly has hit the jackpot with your family! She is adorable. I am so happy you rescued her. My shelter where I volunteer in East Tenn also transports to New York, Minnesota and others. We send dogs and cats every other week. We have an abundance of animals here and the transport program saves thousands. Enjoy!!!!!!

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    1. That's so wonderful, I just can't thank all of these amazing rescue organizations enough! I hope your shelter is one of the ones that returns emails and responds to inquiries!! :)

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  5. Oh my! That face! She is the sweetest little heart stealer...so happy she has a loving forever home!

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    1. She certainly stole our hearts, Linda, that's for sure! We love her so much already, I just can't fathom the fact that she didn't have a family to love and care for her for all this time - the poor sweet angel, what she's been through, it breaks my heart!

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  6. Such a sweetie!! We have rescued Welsh Terriers in the past, some with horrific stories, like our sweet little girl left in a cage with little food or water and a broken shoulder. She also had a heart condition, and only lived for 2 years after we got her. So scared of everything but blossomed into a happy girl in a real home with lots of love. Bless you for giving Mollie a forever home.

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    1. Oh my gosh, Carole, your sweet girl's story just made me cry, that poor little angel, the pain she must have been in! I'm so glad she came into your life where she had a good home and was loved and cherished as she should be!

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  7. Debbie, you are a godsend! Little Miss Molly needed at forever home and God brought you two together. You brought joy to my heart, when you called asking me about her. When I talked with you I knew that she had found a forever wonderful home and she will never have to be cold or hungry or unloved ever again. Thank you so much for adopting this little angel, and God bless you for adopting and not shopping! Companion Pet Rescue is an awesome organization that just wants to help animals find their forever homes. Thank you again for your loving heart love Donna

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    1. No, Donna, thank YOU for rescuing her from the bad situation she was in and taking her into your heart and your home! You were the first one to show her kindness and love, and now she'll be loved and cherished every day for the rest of her life with me. If only there were more people like you out there the world would be a much better place! xo

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  8. Congratulations!! what a sweet little dog!! Her little face is just precious and I just know you're going to treasure very single MOMENT WITH HER! I'm so happy for you!

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    1. She is a precious little angel, no doubt! That little face looking at me through the cage when I'm trying to get out the door to work almost breaks my heart!

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  9. OMG I am so excited! AHHHHHHHHHHHH I love her <3

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    1. I knew you would, Ellen! I was thinking of you when I was going through this whole process!! I'm catching up to you - my wolfpack has 3 members now, but no way am I getting it up to 4 like you, ha ha!!

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  10. As the owner of a Chihuahua the color of Molly that I love to pieces and also the owner of a Pappilion/Chihuahua mix rescue (actually they own me!), I cannot be happier for Molly and you. I can tell you they love nothing more than to be under blankets and most especially on your lap snuggled under a blanket. Molly is so blessed and I look forward to more stories.

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    1. Oh, Susan, that's just what my Monkey loves to do! She is so happy curled up on someone's lap under a blanket! I'm sure miss Molly will be the same, although she's still adjusting to her new life. She does love to snuggle, that's for sure! Once she is up on my lap she gets down on the chair between the arm of the chair and my leg and falls fast asleep within minutes! What a cutie!! I'm curious - was your rescue housebroken when you got her? If not, how long did it take?

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    2. My little 5-pound Chihuahua I got as a puppy and she was difficult to housetrain (by the way, one of her favorite spots is also between my leg and the arm of the sofa still under a blanket). She is soon to be 11 and I can no longer remember how long it took. Our Papillon/Chihuahua mix was fully housetrained and only had one accident the day we brought her home. She came from a high kill shelter in West Virginia but seemed trained in all areas and other than she grumbles when we need to get up and get her off of our laps, she is a happy dog.

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    3. I am so glad you rescued her from a high kill shelter - isn't it just baffling that she ever ended up there?

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    4. My research led me to believe she was owned by brothers and one passed away. Even so, how could she be sent to such a place? Also, I truly don't want to alarm you, but I assume you have hawks so be careful with Molly outside.

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    5. Absolutely. Yes we have both hawks and owls as well as turkey vultures and coyotes. She cannot be sent outside alone, for sure! I watch her like...well, like a HAWK!

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  11. Oh my goodness, she is the sweetest!! Congratulations!

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    1. She really is, Kim, she's such a little lovebug!!

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  12. Wait, I have to wipe the tears off my glasses and tablet...there...welcome to your new forever home, sweet Molly! I have two rescued Chihuahuas and they are my heart. There isn't a hell hot enough for folks who mistreat animals. Molly is absolutely precious and I suspect very smart. My oldest daughter is involved the pug rescue in the Dallas area. One pug made her way to Alaska. Congratulations on your new baby! The best thing about a new baby is the cuddling!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Donna, that's so wonderful that your daughter helps rescue the sweet Pug babies!! Alaska, wow, that's really something, isn't it? I wonder how the Pug adjusted to life in Alaska? Lucky baby, I'm dying to go there!! :) Were your rescues housebroken when you got them? I'm curious how long to expect it will take to housebreak miss Molly, since she's an adult dog. I've only ever housebroken puppies, and it's been 8 years since I had to!

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    2. My boys were just a few weeks old when they mother got run over. Another lady who raises Pomeranians took them in, got rid of their multitudes of fleas and fed them until they were about 9 weeks old. They are not "rescues" in the traditional sense but they were rescued from a negligent home. Who lets their mommy dog out without supervision? And the fleas, omg... Alana had been a foster pug mom but she fell in love with a rescue so she can no longer foster. Good luck with the potty training. She may be so eager to please that it will be a snap.

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    3. Let's hope, Donna! Potty training is hard but will be so worth it in the end!

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    1. She's a little doll, Marty, just a sweet tiny bundle of kisses!

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  14. Oh Deb Molly is so adorable. It is so heart warming to see them get settled into a new forever home. We just got our sweet Peggy this past week and I love watching her be so happy in her new home. This does my heart good to see you have found this sweet fur baby to love and give a great home too. Little Monkey and Lily will be so happy to have a new sister to love.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. I was thinking of you and your sweet Peggy, Kris! She's such a lucky baby to be a part of your family, and I know her life will be so much better from here on out! xo

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  15. Oh Debbie, what a beautiful story. Miss Molly is in a forever home that is filled with love, joy, and all sorts of good things.

    Congrats to all of you ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! She's got so much love to give, she just wants to cuddle and cover me in kisses!

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  16. Oh Debbie, Miss Molly is adorable! I'm so happy for you and your furbaby family. My daughter #1 just adopted another dog into her family of 1 aged rescued beagle mix. They had just lost another rescued furbaby to age and illness, and wanted the remaining aged girl to help break in another. It's so rewarding to see people rescue. Thank you.

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    1. That's kind of what I was thinking, Rita - I wanted a pup to be already settled into the family before my sweet old Lily girl is no longer with us. I love beagles, but have to stay away from them since I have no fence - they love to wander!

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  17. God bless you Debbie for opening your home to this sweet dog. I have rescued many dogs over the years and never been sorry.

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    1. It's a wonderful feeling to be able to give a poor sweet baby a good life, isn't it?

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  18. Oh, how sweet is that? So glad that you had room in your house and your heart for this precious lil' girl. No doubt you will both be counting your blessings every day. Enjoy.

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    1. Hi Daisy - I was thinking of you and hoping things were ok with Irma! Yes, she is such a blessing, and I love so much to see her sweet little excited wiggles every single time she sees me or hears my voice!

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  19. What a little sweetheart! I am glad you could give her a forever home! Nancy

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    1. You and me both, Nancy! She is truly the sweetest little baby, I honestly can't believe she was just kept in a cage. Why would someone NOT want to spend time with her? I hate to leave her at all!

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  20. AAAWWWWWWwwwww, she is so cute! She is also lucky to have you as her forever mommy. Give her a belly snuggle for me!

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    1. How did you know she loves belly snuggles so much, Vickie? :) She really does, she'd let me rub her belly all day and all night as if I had nothing else to do!!

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  21. Aww, sweet little miss Molly is so adorable! We had a papillon named Dudley at about the same time we had out Miss Molly. He was very smart. I keep wondering what Sadie had gone through before we got her. Sometimes she's a tad aggressive towards other dogs, but I'm wondering if other dogs gave her grief while she was a stray. I guess there's always going to be that unknown about our rescued dogs. Enjoy her and love her❤️

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    1. So true, Carol - where did you adopt Sadie from? Molly's foster mom was able to fill in some gaps, but of course she only knows so much as well. Perhaps it's best we don't know what they've been through or we'd never sleep at night.

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  22. Such a sweet doggie and a sweet ending for her, to be living in a loving home. I hope she adapts and lets all her fears and anxieties go from all the love she is getting. My sweet little kitty Sprite, after 2 years, is just now starting to warm up to us and visitors. She was bullied by large cats when she was a baby. Animal rescues are the best and the only place I will adopt from.

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    1. Oh poor little Sprite! What a cute name for a kitty!! My old girl, Lily, was adopted also but it was from a family that was giving her up. She is a purebred and a wonderful dog, which is why I bred her. After I bred her and gave away all but one of the pups I spayed her. And her pup turned out to be NOTHING like her - no doubt I gave away the ones that got Lily's wonderful personality!! Ha ha, oh well, I love my Monkey to bits, despite the fact that she can be a little punk at times!

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  23. Oh my gosh...that sweet face! I'm not even a dog person and even I think she's adorable. My heart was breaking when I read about her background. Thank YOU for giving this sweet pup a safe and loving home.It warms my heart when people rescue. There are SO many pets in shelters that need homes. All my cats have either been rescues or strays. Very upsetting that those other rescue places didn't get back to you. Shame on them.

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    1. I agree, Melanie!! Shame on them is right! Perhaps it was kismet, and I should be grateful. If it wasn't for their ineptness, I wouldn't have this sweet baby Molly!

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  24. Such a tender, endearing story! Miss Molly is adorable and looks so happy in her new, loving home. Looking forward to her adventures. Jasper sends kisses!

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    1. No doubt there will be many adventures, Michael! I've been testing her off the leash in the garden and she's doing wonderfully - I think it's time to teach her how to play Chuck It! Does your Jasper like Chuck It? Monkey can't get enough of it!! She might not like Molly joining in...uh oh.

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  25. This is SO wonderful and exciting:Debbie! Molly is adorable and I just know she's going to fit in like a glove with lily and monkey. Don't worry about the training...they're smart dogs and she will be fine.

    I was just shaking my head about the rescue places not getting back to you. WTH??!! Makes you wonder...

    Many happy years with your new baby!

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    1. Thanks, Doreen! She's such a honey, she's already such a big part of our little family!!

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  26. Miss Mollly is gorgeous and she looks so happy now! How wonderful that you rescued her!

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    1. She really is gorgeous, isn't she, Heidi? She just makes me smile so much with her goofball antics!

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  27. Oh my gosh she is so cute! Her little face is so precious. Thank you so much for adopting her!! It amazes me that dogs are transported around the country like that. It's so wonderful that there are organizations to take care of dogs.

    Our dog Belle was a rescue that we got out our local shelter - which thankfully is a No Kill shelter. We love her so much!

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    1. I love that so many people, including you, choose to adopt rather than shop, Stacey!

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  28. Oh my Debbie, there were tears in my eyes reading this post! What a blessing for Molly to find her forever home with you! Poor little thing, it is so awful what goes on with animals! We rescued Roger, our border collie mix from the shelter 3 years ago, and he still has a few minor issues, but he is a most loving and devoted dog, we love him dearly. I hope the potty training for Miss Molly goes well! Hugs :)

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    1. God Bless little Miss Molly! Last year we adopted a rescue puppy from Home At Last. Our Hannah is a terrier mix. She is the same color as Molly and has the same big eyes. She is such a loving dog. She was rescued from S. Carolina and put into a foster home. They took our application and brought her to us. She was 95% housebroken so the rest was easy! I am so happy for you and your little Molly!

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    2. I'm not going to lie, the potty training is challenging, Marilyn! But she's so worth it, and to see the pure joy she has when we walk into the room, oh my gosh she's just too precious! She gets so excited her whole little body just wriggles and spins in pure happiness!

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    3. Oh, Pianogirl, your sweet Hannah really lucked out, didn't she? And so did you that she was 95% housebroken, ha ha!! :)

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  29. Well, I'm crying too! Little Mollie is adorable! She looks so soft and cuddly, wish I could hold her. I'm so happy for you, and for Mollie. She will have the perfect home there with you and your daughters. Oh my gosh! What a sweet story. Thank you!

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    1. She is super cuddly, Henny, when she wants to be! When she wants down, though, she's a little wiggly worm!! I just love her so much already and it's only been just over a week!

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  30. What a sweetheart! She is going to bring such joy to your brood. Good luck with the potty training. I know that can be difficult sometimes.

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    1. Without a doubt, Pattie, although I have to say she's doing pretty well and I can tell she's really trying!!! She really wants to please, she is just the sweetest little thing!

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  31. Miss Molly is the cutest and she must have felt safe right at once since she slept in yoour daughter's car.

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    1. We thought the very same, Magali! And she truly is such a cutie - I am covered in stinky little kisses every single day!

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  32. Oh tears of happiness are streaming down my face. We have always been rescued by our dogs and that is not a typo. I am thrilled for both you and sweet Molly who has found a wonderful FURever home.
    Have a lovely fall week!

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    1. Thanks, Laura!! I swear I smile every single time I think of that sweet baby even when I'm away from her!

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  33. Dammit woman! I cried. That sweet baby.... I'm so glad she was saved and that she has you for a mom now. You know I have a strong love for those little dogs and anyone that mistreats them (or any animal for that matter) should be castrated.

    Just a warning... chihuahuas love to burrow under blankets and you can't tell they're in there, so check before you sit ;)

    xo,
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    1. Oh how funny, Rue!! I haven't noticed that about her yet, but my little Monkey sure loves to burrow under blankets! Sometimes we can't find her and then we realize the blankie in her bed is breathing!! xo

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  34. So precious! I'm so happy for all of you! We are in the same situation in our house and hope to find a pup sometime soon to fill the void left by our sweet golden girl!

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    1. I sure hope you find a sweet angel to join your lovely family soon, Jen! What joy they bring us!!

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  35. Believe it or not, my Aunt adopted a dog at one of our adoption events here in Connecticut from CPR!... and Buster was from Tenessee!

    Best of luck with Molly and congrats for adopting!

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    1. Thanks so much Karen Ann - she’s truly a special little girl, she makes me laugh and laugh with her crazy antics!!

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