Pure Love


I’ve often thought Molly was put here to teach people about love. She just radiated with it, so much you just could not help but be happy when she was near by. That goofy grin with the frantic body wagging (a tail wag simply would not do), while she practically jumped out of her skin to greet you would melt a heart of stone.

Molly was my mom’s dog, the family pet, for a very long time. So long in fact, that none of us are quite sure how old she really was when she finally left us on Monday. 16, 17, 18? The number doesn’t matter, Molly was the Wunder Dog, that never aged; who strangers constantly inquired, “how old is your puppy?” even up until  very recently.

She was also quite famous around these parts. Back in her beach romping days, she was the house favorite with all the “cookie ladies” who couldn’t wait for Molly to arrive. Those big-hearted women carried ginormous treat filled zip lock bags, which Molly would lock in on from ridiculously far away. If you weren’t careful to unleash her soon enough she’d take your arm off while bolting for her morning “cookie”.

Of course she was also a big hit too at the retirement community my parents eventually moved in to. Everyone there knew and loved Molly and showered her with attention and more unnecessary treats.  It’s certainly a wonder she wasn’t gigantic!

On the surface Molly was all fun and games (and treats) but she had a deep, old soul to her too that could sense hurt and the need for comforting. I remember several years ago spending a couple days at my parents’ house while recuperating after surgery and she rarely left my side. The tennis balls that needed catching, the seagulls just asking to be chased, well they would have to wait because Molly was on duty protectingmolly-bed one of her own.

She did this with my dad too when he was sick and spent many hours in his favorite chair by the window. Molly would either stand at attention while he continually petted her head,  or curl up in a ball next to him while they napped together. They communicated with each other in ways my dad could not do anymore with people and I’m very grateful for that. Good girl Molly.

Yes, Molly was an exceptionally big hearted and special dog. They all are, I know but right now the world seems a bit dimmer without her around.

Rest in peace Molly Dog. It makes me smile that you’re with Pops and getting all the treats you could ever dream of. Plenty of nefarious seagulls to be dealt with up there too I’m sure!

molly-kerchief                                      Photo by Melissa Butler


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16 Responses to Pure Love

  1. allangilmour says:

    Mr Midnight and Sir Winston, not forgetting myself, wish Molly all the very best in the playing fields of love in the sky. My two furry friends say that her soul can now rejoice and prepare itself for another journey to Earth when the time feels right again.
    Meow from Mr Midnight, purr purr from Sir Winston and kin regards from the “Gilmours Nice Place” blog.

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  2. Al says:

    A very sweet remembrance, Tricia. Just imagine how much worse this crazy world would be without dogs. Sometimes I cannot tell who idolizes who more, them or me.

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  3. The animals who take us into their hearts are nothing less than stupendously special.

    Fortunately, they carve a special place in our hearts that we can continue to enjoy for our entire lives.

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  4. Salvageable says:

    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend and companion. J.

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  5. It tears at my heart every time I read these wonderful stories. I have experienced the same joys and heartache in the past and currently experience the joys with my boy Tucker. I have attached a link to a 1 minute video I made rubbing him while he moaned with pleasure. It will bring a smile to your face. You have to be in a quiet environment with the volume on you tube and your computer turned up high. The link is: https://youtu.be/_N3Gb2Fd1zA
    I hope you enjoy it!

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    • Tricia says:

      Thanks for your kindness and understanding Jonathan. Putting these sweet things down is a necessary part of owning them unfortunately but it is what it is.

      Your boy Tucker is adorable! Loved the video, it sure did make me smile, thank you!

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  6. Citizen Tom says:

    I have heard some people say animals don’t have souls, but those must be the people who own cats.

    Over the years, I have lost several dogs. They were lots of trouble, but friends are worth the trouble as is each gift from God.

    Thanks for sharing your blessing.

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    • Tricia says:

      Lol Tom , that’s funny. I used to feel the same way about cats too until I became an unwilling owner a few years back. They have souls but you sure have to work hard to get at them.

      Dogs though seem to imbed directly in our hearts rather quickly and solidly though, eh? I like how you put them being a friend who is worth the trouble. So very true.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Wally Fry says:

    It’s always sad when a long time pet goes on. It’s so easy to get just crazy attached to them isn’t it?

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