Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Furry PhotoStory Friday

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I talk a lot about my two legged kids. Ok, so maybe more than a lot. But I know I've mentioned the four legged babies at least a couple of times. This little mutt? That's my Molly-girl.

Molly was a stray we found, although the real story is that she found us. See, Molly was wandering around a property I was managing one day. She followed me into my office, and simply wouldn't leave my side.

I sat at my desk. Molly laid at my feet.

I walked to the back room. Molly trotted along after me.

I went to the bathroom. Molly sat outside the door and cried.

Well, no one claimed her by the time we closed the office for the day. We were all actually quite amazed. I mean, this poor little dog had obviously lived with someone who cared enough to take time with her. She had been recently groomed. She knew simple commands. She was most definitely housebroken. But, no collar. No one in the office wanted to just turn her loose, and for reasons we will never know, not one of us thought to call animal control that day. So Molly went home that night with one of my maintenance techs. I needed to talk Coach around. He needed to believe it was his idea for me to bring her home the next day if she was still at the office by the time I came home.

She was. And since STILL no one came looking for her that day, she came home with me. Where my guys all fell in love with her, and she with them.

Molly became our baby. Coach used to get home from work and she would literally jump up in his arms and he'd hold her like a little baby. Jock STILL cradles her in his arms. And she still follows me everywhere.

In fact, she's laying at my feet as I type.

And that big guy in this picture with her? That's her little brother. Kenai (key-nigh) joined our little family about a year and a half ago. And like his sister, he's a mutt. Also like Molly, he's a rescued dog.

Honestly? Everyone of us in this house has a mixed pedigree. Why should our dogs be any different?

*in case anyone wonders or cares, Molly is a Corgi/Terrier mix and Kenai is a Shepherd/Dane/Unknown Canine mix*


scrappysue said...

that is such a GREAT story! we have 3 cats - all rescues

Susie said...

sports fanatics, now dog rescuers? man I love this family more and more!
I also love the image of Coach and Jock cuddling this little one like baby! more pictures please? Molly is one lucky dog.
Her big brother TOTALLY fits your family too-don't quite know why, he just does!
Great PSF!

Alexandria said...

Beautiful dogs. I loved your story!!!

shutter happy jenn said...

That cute cat's a stray? Oh so cute! I wish I can find one like that, too!

I also have posted my PSF. You can read it HERE.

Happy Friday!

Cecily R said...

See, I think dogs sense that I am mildly freaked by them and that I am afraid of pets...they don't follow me around.

When my family finally wear me down and convince me that I can handle a dog (and it WILL happen, I'm certain), I'm going to need a lot of help and support from my dog whisperer friends. I'll be calling you for SURE. :)

Burgh Baby said...

OMG! I am in love with Molly. She's so ADORABLE!

Rescue pups are the best. If my husband hadn't dreamed his entire life of the Bully, we would have rescued. I probably wouldn't have holes in my walls that way . . .

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Nice stories about your four-legged family members. One would think if they really wanted the dog back they would have been actively looking. She must have been meant for your family.

Susan said...

Great story! He reminds me of the stray dog from the movie Annie...not sure why, but that is the first thing that the picture brought to my mind.

Susan said...

Sorry...she reminds me...didn't mean to call Molly a he!

Robyn said...

Mutts make the best pets, we have one too.

Crazymamaof6 said...

cute doggies! lucky molly found a good home!

Flea said...

Benji! Molly looks like Benji! We had a Benji dog when I was a kid who looked almost just like your Molly, but his name was Wilbur. Like Molly, he just wandered in one day and never left. Your babies are darling. :)

Huckdoll said...

Awwww, Molly is absolutely huggable, how could you resist?!

Moe Wanchuk said...

If I drop off my 2 wiener dogs at your work.....will you take them too??? They answer to Bear and Spot:)

Karen said...

I think I'm in love with Molly. What a cutie! I'm such a sucker for mutts. Maybe because with the kennel they have no place here. It's all about having what you can't, you know?