Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's a sad sad day!!

It's a very sad day at our house today. Last night our family dog, Molly, a rat terrier, was hit by a car and didn't make it. We have had her for 4 years, since she was a puppy. She slept with my son every night, so it was very hard on him to go to bed last night. I think he cried himself to sleep. Crying 1

My husband didn't show too much emotion, but I could tell that it hit him hard also. He went out and buried her. I know I kept waking up and thinking about her all night and it was hard getting up this morning and her not being here. She loved to go for car rides. You just had to mention to her about going for a ride, and she couldn't contain herself, she got so excited. And the front seat was hers and she didn't care who was sitting there, she sat there too.

We would say bedtime to the kids and that would mean play time for her and she would get all hyper. I have never seen a dog move so fast. She would start barking and run from room to room until someone, mostly my husband, would play with her.

She loved laying in the sun. If she was cooped up in her kennel and the sun was coming through the slider in the livingroom, she would whine until you let her out and she couldn't make it to the sunny spot fast enough. She would stop and flop over and there she would lay for hours.

Or on cold mornings, right after I would turn the heat on, she would head into the bathroom and lay right under the register until the heat kicked off. If you couldn't find her, this was the first place to look.

You say something to her, and she would cock her head ever so slightly like she was trying to understand you. It was the cutest thing. OK now I'm starting to cry while I'm writing this.

The picture below is my daughter reading to her while she lays there and just listens. Of course she was laying in the sun. She was a great lap dog.

Here are some more pictures:

The day we brought her home. How could you resist that face.

The way she cocked her head when talking to her.

After having her litter of puppies.

In a quiet moment.

I think getting another dog right away is probably the best thing, maybe we will go to the kennel and see what there is there, I just don't know yet. I'm not sure I want to train another puppy just yet either. She was very easy to train. We do have another dog, Linus, but he's a big dog and not a very good lap dog, all though he would love to try. I let him in the house last night to help get the kids' minds off Molly for a while at least. But it's just not the same.

Anyway, thank you for letting me tell you a little about my family.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that, Sheryl. It's especially hard for children:(

Ginny said...

Sheryl, so sorry to hear about your dog. It's so hard to lose a member of the family as it sounds like she was. I hope that the children can find a way to get through it easily. Best wishes for all of you to get through.

Edna Miller said...

Sorry to read this Sheryl. This is the downside of family pets. The upside is no one can ever steal away the joy and memories they give us. We lost one of our bostons a couple years ago and it was a tough time, so I understand how dogs are people too. I hope your kiddos are adjusting now that a few days have passed. I looked at the photos you posted and she was a beautiful terrier. So sad. Hugs and prayers for you and your dear family, e.