It is 3 am Sunday morning and since I haven’t slept yet I still consider it to be Saturday 🙂 . I was up reading blogs and saw the Stream of consciousness Saturday was: Tail and I immediately thought of my dog Molly.
Molly always covered her nose with her tail. The tip of her tail was over her nose every time she slept. As she got older and stinkier my daughter would clip her but always left a puff of hair at the end of her tail because that nose just had to be covered.
I found this picture of her today:
She was afraid of LIFE. All noises scared her. After discovering this photo I thought how much I wish humans cared as much about my triggers as I did for Molly’s. But all humans are not alike! And there was definitely only one of a kind Molly. We hired trainers to try and help her overcome her fears of sounds, fans, most objects, loud voices, pretty much everything. In the end, we just loved her. She went on 2 mile wheelchair runs every day, had an acre to do agility training with my daughter, we even adopted another rescue dog so she could have more family.
She had a good life!
I started looking through my old photos and found only ONE with her tail over her nose!! I couldn’t believe it. I probably have a thousand photos of her but just one with her tail over her nose. Ok I have way more than 1000 pictures of her and at 3 am I stopped looking around 1,001.
She lived a very happy 14 1/2 years. She has been gone almost 3 now. I still miss her every day. Ok this tale has now made me sad. Love can do that. True love. Unconditional love. When lost can leave an unfillable void. People just tell me “Get another dog” but she wasn’t just a dog to replace. She was family. She was more loyal than every single member of my immediate family, mother, father, brothers, cousins, and even most of my friends. I will remember her with love, know that her tales will live on forever, and laugh about her antics every chance I get.