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.
We were so blessed to have her as part of our family.
She leaves a hole in our lives that cannot be mended.