Likes: Molly likes her toys, her belly rubbed, walks, hiking, eating ice cubes, doing agility, fruits & vegetables, spending time with family, attention, protecting the yard and house, and LOVES kids!
Pet-Peeves: Molly hates bees and flies and when people yell or sing to her
Favorite Toy: Squeaky toys she can rip to shreds in 5 minutes
Favorite Food: Any kind of dog treat, ice cubes, most fruits and vegetables
Favorite Walk: We take a 1 mile walk around the neighborhood most days, but as she gets older, the more she likes shorter and quicker walks
Best Tricks: Bang! (Play Dead) and Agility!
Arrival Story: It was about 2 weeks after our Samoyed, Ally, died from Pancreatitis. I was at tumbling and my friend said her dog had puppies. At the end of tumbling, I rushed out to my mom and said "Gabby's got puppies! Can I get one?" My mom got the phone number and when we got home, my dad called Gabby's dad. Gabby's dad said "We got 5 males and 1 female." My dad said "we want the female." When we got to my friend's house, Molly was the only one that seemed interested in us. We knew that she was the one! At about 9:00 pm, I carried my new puppy (12 weeks) out to the car. When we got home my dad laid down on the couch and Molly curled up right next to him and went to sleep! We knew she was going to be the best dog we have ever had and she IS!
Bio: Molly is an 8 year old Mutt. A Black Labrador Retriever/Black & Tan Coonhound/Border Collie/English Springer Spaniel mix. Yes, we know her exact breeds. Her dad was the Black Lab/Coonhound mix and her mom was the Springer Spaniel/Border Collie mix. We met both her mom and dad. Both had wonderful sweet personalities. Molly is very sweet, smart, loyal, protective, and wonderful with kids. She gets so happy when she sees little kids on walks. She is extremely well-behaved. When someone comes up to her to pet her, she sits politely and lets them pet her and never jumps up. She has never shown any aggression towards anyone. Even though she is getting older, she's never grumpy and is always happy. She is a wonderful family pet!
Mommy noticed a firm solid suspicious lump the size of a large marble on my elbow. It’s not attached to the bone, just the skin. Mommy took me into the vet for my vaccinations a couple months ago, and she decided to have them check it out. They were concerned and tried a fine needle aspiration to get cells out of it; unfortunately, it was a solid mass so they couldn't get cells. With growing concern that this could be a malignant mass, they told my mommy that the best decision would be to have it removed through surgery and then have it sent to a lab for biopsy. Mommy has been so worried. My family has been keeping an eye on me for the last couple months. They think that now, the best decision truly might be surgery. They are curious to know if the mass is cancerous. They will be making the appointment to have it removed within the next few days. The results of the biopsy should be here 2 weeks after surgery. I will keep everyone updated on what’s going on. Mommy is praying I don’t have cancer. It’s a scary thought! I am her baby and she loves me. I hope I don’t have cancer as well :(
Mommy came home from school and I was shaking really bad! She woke up her dad and they tried to figure out what was wrong with me. They found a lump on my back near my spine and I would shake every time they touched it. They thought that was the problem and feared the worst (tumor? Cyst??). They called the vet and she said to come in right away. So, the vet examined my back and was able to pull and push on that lump without me doing shaking or even wincing. She said that was not the problem. As she examined the rest of my body, she lifted up my front paw and said "ooh I know what the problem is" and she said my dew claw was hanging on by the quick (blood vessel in the nail), the quick was very exposed, but it was not broken so there was no blood, but boy was I in a LOT of pain. The vet said the best option was to sedate me and remove my whole dew claw. They took me away from mommy and put me in the back surgery room and that was the last I remember. Next thing I know, I wake up and I'm in this cage with a blanket. Later after I woke up, they took me out of the cage and out into the waiting room. There was mommy and her dad. I was SO happy to see them. Now I'm home resting and hoping that my dew claw heals quickly.