Not long ago we lost our beloved 11 year black and white “whippet” due to an infection that came out of the blue. Our home just seemed cold and empty after that and it took a while for all of us to get over the sadness. But a little while ago, we heard of Mrs Janine Hinton and the Saving Hope Foundation. We discovered they had older dogs who many people didn’t want to adopt because of their ages or natures yet they all needed love, care and forever homes too.
So…we enquired…and found Molly.
Well, long story short, we now have a lovely girl with a pretty name and stately demeanour. She just looked to us like she had nothing to prove to anybody.
Molly is a Labrador/Shar Pei cross nearly 4 years old. She wasn’t wanted any longer and hadn’t had a great life for the last 3 years. When we first saw her at a distance, she looked a little unfriendly, almost intimidating. We were a bit apprehensive.
But then this big beautiful blonde doggie came loping towards us. She ran to us with such grace and delight. Bounding along at full speed, then stopped in her tracks and simply “licked us to death” with pure excitement and jubilation that maybe this time she’d found a family who would take her home and love her.
And that’s when we fell in love with our Molly.
She has been a joy. So gentle and cuddly. Quiet and regal. Very elegant. Loves people. Loves children. Not so keen on other dogs though (she had never been socialised) so she is going to school now to learn how to get along with her friends. She has brought so much happiness into our home that we sometimes pinch ourselves and wonder….“what just happened” ….“why ever did we wait so long”.
There are many more Molly’s out there just waiting for someone to love them. Go get one for yourself. Don’t delay or you may miss that love of your life…