Nicknames: Molly Polly, Molly Ann Cuddlebug, Sweetie, Punkin, Baby - Registered name is: Stroke of Lady Luck
Birthday: October 4th 2006
Likes: Molly and her little sister, Katie, have become best buddies since Katie arrived. They sleep together, groom each other and generally are wherever the other is at all times. Molly's very favorite thing is to be held.
Pet-Peeves: Tucker hogging mommy's lap and his long tail hairs tickling my nose when we nap. Having her nails trimmed.
Favorite Toy: She loves chewing on hooves and anything that squeaks or that Tucker or Sparky is playing with. She has also discovered that her little sister, Katie, is a great playmate.
Favorite Food: Turkey and Chicken, Green Beans, cottage cheese, Pumpkin, apples
Favorite Walk: Molly walk? well sometimes and at her own pace too! She hates walking on rocks or wet grass. She does enjoy walking the track at our High School - at least part of the way!
Best Tricks: Begging to be picked up, sitting for treats, looking adorable and innocent!
Arrival Story: Molly was still living with the lady that has her doggy mommy, and she had developed some health issues that prevent her from caring for puppies so she approached our group asking if anyone would like to take Molly into their home. I volunteered! It wasn't a hard decision - she is adorable and I had met Molly at one of our group playdates and fell instantly in love with her sweet, cuddly disposition. Molly came to live with us on February 9, 2007.
Bio: Molly is a very dainty little girl with a sweet, loving personality. She has learned to play with her big brothers who want to play with her like they play with each other. For being so small she can really hold her own and really enjoys rough-housing with the "boys". She adjusted nicely to sleeping in the big bed with Sparky and Tucker and Mom and Dad on her first night with us. She will get to visit with her doggie mom at our group playdates every month and her first human mommy will get to watch her grow up - which is very cool!
Wow it's been a very long time since mom has updated my diary for me. I convinced her that my birthday tomorrow is a great reason to get busy and write for me. Of course it's kind of a gray boring day, so that didn't hurt my case. We already went on our walk today because it looks like it could rain anytime and we didn't want to miss a walk.
Hard to believe that I'm 4 years old already. Some days it feels like I just came here to live with mom. But a lot has happened in those 4 years - like getting my baby sister! I love my Katie a lot and don't know what I'd do without her to snuggle with. I am a lot better in regard to my allergies now. The vet finally found something that helps me and most of my hair has grown back too. I'm not as playful as I used to be, but that could be because of the medicine I take for my itching. It makes me a little sleepy but not as itchy. We still don't know exactly what it is that causes the itching though. The yeast infections on my skin and in my ears is under control too. So all in all I am a pretty happy girl. Especially when I can curl up on mom's lap like I'm doing right now. I love that the very most.
Nothing big planned for tomorrow - but mom is sure to make me a nice dinner and that's always a good thing!
Wow, it's already February and the weather is getting better - warmer and that's such a nice thing. Makes it so much easier to find a sunny spot in the house to nap in!
I am going to visit Dr. B on Saturday and hopefully we can start testing other foods now. It's been two very long months of that kibble and venison. I'm not so fond of the potatoes and mom thinks they were giving me a rash, so no more potato cookies. They were pretty good too. She is letting me have some veggies - carrots and brocolli so far - and so far I am just fine with those. I think the next thing will be chicken! I love chicken - sure hope it doesn't make me itchy. Mom also changed all our soap to fragrance and dye free and I haven't had a rash on my tummy for about a week. And she put Bag Balm on my tummy before my bath and no rash! I think I have very sensitive skin - so does she. Kind of a bummer, but what you have is what you have and you just work with it!
Let's see - it's been pretty quiet around our house after all the mess and people at the holidays. Pretty nice really. Dad has worked a little now and then and he's going to be working for about 6 weeks starting this week. That made mom and dad really happy. I miss sitting on his arm to read the newspaper though - he gets up too early for the paper to even be here now. Katie is growing up and isn't nearly as annoying as before. We still love to nap together in our little bed during the day. It's really been nice having a little sister to hang with.
Christmas was awesome! All those toys that mom put in my stocking have squeakers in them! And I got a new little rabbit and the squeaker works really good in it tummy. That is my favorite toy ever! There were other toys in that stocking too, but the rabbit was the best one. The little kids came back and I was very good again! Much better than Tucker who scared the little girl and Sparky who just wanted to bark at them all. Katie did pretty good with the kids too - they are a little scary cause they don't look where they are walking, but I keep close tabs on their feet so I don't get stepped on.
I did have to go and see Dr. B and it wasn't so bad. He even took blood from me. All the tests came back very good though and Dr B thinks I have food allergies. So now I have to eat this special food that isn't all that great. Mom chops it up for me in the food processor cause it's really big and my mouth is so tiny. That helps some. And she found some venison (which is the only meat I can have) and dried some for me for snacks and some ground so I can have it on my kibble. The other ingrediant in the food is potoato, so yesterday she made me some pototo cookies! They turned out pretty good and it was nice to have something different to eat. It's been 4 weeks and I have at least another 4 - 6 weeks to go before we can start testing different foods (one at a time) to see if we can figure out what makes me itch. I also got new medicine for my ears and now they are feeling a lot better. And no more itch pills! YIPPEE! I hated those things - especially when I could have tuna or peanut butter to hide them in. It's nice not to itch, but I sure miss my chicken. Hope it's not chicken that I'm allergic too, but mom thinks it just might be. Oh well, I bet mom finds something yummy for me to eat.
I have become a huge daddy's girl lately. He got laid off from his job, so he's been home with us a lot. He holds me when he reads the newspaper and I snuggle with him at night when we go to bed too. He's nice and warm and his arm is a great place to nap. Mom says we look very cute cause he's so big and I'm so tiny. I still like mom of course and curl up on her lap whenever dad isn't there! BOL I just think dad got left out of the cuddles a lot and needed one us of to really, really like cuddling with him. It's my job now - and I think he's glad I got it!