Monday, January 06, 2014

Miss Molly

We had to say goodbye to our dog Molly today. 



She had been struggling since the summer and her health declined rapidly over the Christmas holidays. We finally made the decision, and summoned up the courage to let her go.




Molly was a wonderful playmate and confidante for the kids when they were growing up. She heard all the secrets of growing children, and gave them lots of attention and affection. She was part of every family milestone, heartbreak, celebration, and vacation for more than 14 years. 
We often called her "Miss Molly" because she could be quite a princess. She hated getting dirty, or getting wet, and despised camping. She sure gave us lots of funny memories over the years.




But mostly Molly was a loving and faithful companion for me. Whatever I was doing and wherever I was in the house, Molly was within 3 feet of me at all times.







Molly really was a quilty dog, and a great quilt model. She loved quilts almost as much as I do, and could often be found snuggled up in a quilt somewhere in the house.
We were so blessed to have her as part of our family.

She leaves a hole in our lives that cannot be mended.

57 comments:

  1. My deepest sympathies on your loss. I understand exactly what you are going through.

    Your wonderful memories will help ease the pain in time.

    Quilty, dog parent hugs from me to you and your family.

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  2. We are never ready to say goodbye. Love is such a gift where ere we find it and I wish you all comfort and joy in time.

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  3. aww, so sorry to hear this....
    You need some quilting therapy I think ;)

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  4. Oh Kathy, that is so sad! Such a hard decision to have to make!

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  5. Oh no. That is one of the hardest decisions but she will always be looking down at you with a smile while sitting on a quilt as your guardian angel. My heart goes out to you and your family with the loss of Miss Molly. Hugs.

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  6. Such a sad and hard thing to do. She was a good dog and has left you with many years of love and good memories.

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  7. Sorry to hear this news. Wonderful pictures of lovely Miss Molly.

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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Molly is almost the spitting image of my Daisy, and I can't imagine what you must be going through. Prayers go out to you and your family.

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  9. That is so sad...I'm sorry for your loss! Our pets become so much of our lives and leave a huge void when they're gone. :O(

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  10. Kathy, So sorry to hear about Molly. I have enjoyed seeing her on your blog. I know the loss of such a faithful companion and family member is very hard. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs.

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  11. Kathy, my heart hurts for you. Our pets are such true and sweet companions...sending prayers and hugs your way. I'm so sorry. :)

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  12. Holding you and Molly in the pocket of my heart. I have a damaged quilt that is still beautiful and as I've lost pets I've wrapped them for burial in sections of it.

    all the best, Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

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  13. So sorry to hear of the loss of Molly. She was adorable and her poses among quilts will be missed. So hard to lose our animal buddies...quilty hugs to you and your family.

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard for people without them to understand just how hard it is to lose a pet. They become part of our family, too. Miss Molly seemed like a sweet companion.

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  15. Ah so sad to hear. They do manage to leave a big hole in our hearts when they are gone. Perhaps you cannot mend the hole but maybe "patch" it up! Sending lots of hugs to you friend.

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  16. Oh no Kathy, I am so sorry. I know what you and your family are feeling, the same happened with our loved Chiquita. It is a hard decision and reading your post I got tears on my eyes remembering all we had pass through. We still love her and will pass the days Moly will be in your heart and good memories forever.
    So sad.
    Hugs

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  17. Oh, Kathy....it is always incredibly difficult to have to say goodbye to our furry family members....keep your memories close

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  18. So sorry for your loss of Miss Molly, Kathy. It's so hard to lose such a loving pet. Hugs.

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  19. So sorry to hear about Miss Molly. I always enjoyed the pictures of her modelling on your quilts. I know what a tough decision it is to give up a loved pet. Been there. Nellie

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  20. Sending understanding wishes your way. I know the pain of letting a loved one go. Lots of hugs.

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  21. So sorry to hear about your Miss Molly! I have a Mr Max, I know what you mean about constant companion! I often think about the day we will have to do this. When you love them so much, you can't see them suffer. It is such a loss but you will always have those wonderful memories!

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  22. I am so sorry, Kathy...so sorry!!

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  23. Hugs Kathy. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  24. I am so sorry to hear about Molly. I always enjoyed seeing her little smiling face on your quilts. I hope that she isn't suffering anymore.

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  25. So sorry for your loss Kathy... I have a dog that is wonderful but senile at 15 1/2 years old... we are waiting for that same day... Kathi

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you have such wonderful memories.

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  27. It sounds like Miss Molly was a wonderful companion! It's never easy to say good-bye to our pets - my sympathies to you.

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  28. So sorry to hear about Miss Molly, it's so sad to lose a furry family member.

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  29. Hi kathy,
    So sorry to hear about Miss Molly. they really do become a member of the family. we put our golden retriever down a few months ago. heartbreaking but better for them. You will always have all your quilt modelling pictures to remember her bye!!

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  30. So sad to hear about Miss Molly. She was such a good companion for all of you. Sending hugs your way!

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  31. I am so sorry for you and your family. Losing Molly is so terribly difficult. I have a dog and a cat, have had animals all my married life. My heart goes out to you.

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  32. I am so sorry. Molly was lucky to have a family that loved her so.

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  33. Oh, dear! So sorry that moment had to come to say goodbye. She'll be in your hearts and memories forever!

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  34. So very sorry to read about your Molly...

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  35. sorry to read about Molly, hard to know what to say to you but I am sure in time you will look back and remember all the joy she brought to all the family.

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  36. How lucky you were to have such a wonder friend. It is so hard to say good-bye...

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  37. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to say goodbye to our faithful furry companions ... hopefully your memories of her will give you some comfort.

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  38. So sorry for your loss! Been there, done that, hated it.

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  39. We have almost come to that time with our Buffy. She doesn't follow as much but spends a great deal of time sleeping (and snoring). She was the friend who filled the void for my husband when we said good-bye to Watson: both cherished friends/family. As you have read, many are reliving their pain with you and send their comfort to you.

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  40. Oh Kathy, sending warm hugs your way. So sorry.

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  41. Only those whose hearts have been filled with a four-legged friend can understand the pain. It does take courage to make that decision and that day stays with you forever. I know you are thankful for all the good times. In pray for you and your family

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  42. We lost our beautiful dog six months ago so know what you are going through!

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  43. So sorry for your loss. I know the hole that she left in your heart. I have one too with the loss of a beloved pet this summer. Cyber hugs ((( )))) from me.

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  44. So sorry for your loss. The fur babies really steal a piece of ones heart. We were distressed over the weekend as our oldest cat stayed away for 3 nights, but we were lucky this time and he is back. Wishing you comfort and beloved memories to cherish forever

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  45. Molly sounds like a wonderful friend, who had a wonderful life. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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  46. Oh Kathy. I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Molly.

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  47. I'm so sorry for your loss of Miss Molly. We are almost at the same place with one of our dogs. They just grab hold of our hearts, and become such a big part of our lives. Our family memories have them all thru them. I know it will be hard to not have your 'shadow' with you.

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  48. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, I know how much Miss Molly meant to all of you.

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  49. Oh, how sad :( I can empathize with you as we had to make the decision 3 years ago to have our beloved 14 year old kitty put to sleep two days after Christmas. She had kidney disease, diagnosed that Sept., and went down hill rapidly. Even knowing it's the right thing to do for them, it's not an easy decision to make. Our KC loved a flannel rag quilt I had made so when we had her cremated I bought a memory box for her and included, among other things, a small "quilt" from leftover blocks of her favorite quilt.

    (((HUGS))) to you.

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  50. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is, we lost our dog Molly in May 2013 and our dog Charlie has cancer (and sadly, we will have to make the same decision in the very near future).

    Again, my sympathies to you and your family.

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  51. I'm behind on my blog reading... So sorry for your loss Kathy. Our fur babies give us so much love. Hugs to you.

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  52. So sorry to hear about Miss Molly, she certainly knew how to model your quilts.

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  53. Kathy, I missed this original post. So sorry for your loss...I know how difficult this must be. Take care...

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