Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:41 AM
Molly came to me through Perfect Pet Rescue in Los Angeles. She had been
a ward of the State of California, waiting to be rescued from a local animal
shelter. I adopted her (or should I say we adopted each other?) in August
A Corgi mix, Molly exhibited typical herding dog traits, including a keen
interest in “organizing” things (and people). A retriever she was not –
Molly never grasped the concept of fetching. Mainly, she devoted herself to
loving and being loved by her adopted family. She had soulful eyes and a
gentle spirit. She was my Faithful Friend and Companion.
After returning to my native Pacific Northwest several years ago, I was
introduced to the wonderful veterinarians and staff at Yakima Veterinary
Clinic, where Molly became a regular patient. In the spring of 2008 she
became ill. So many kind people rallied around us during that most difficult
time. Molly received excellent and compassionate care from the Clinic staff.
Likewise, during her final week we made a trip to Pullman to consult with
the teaching veterinarians and students at the WSU College of Veterinary
Medicine. The news there was heartbreaking, but it was comforting to know we
had sought out and received all the finest resources and expertise
I said goodbye to my beloved Molly on March 27, 2008. I miss her greatly.
Beyond the pain of loss, however, are so many joyful memories, which I’ll
treasure always. Special thanks to my friends Nancy and Duane Rossman and to
Drs. Hinz, Cok and Young at the Clinic, all of whom made donations in
Molly’s memory to the Pet Memorial Program at WSU.
To honor departed animals everywhere, please spay and neuter your pets.
And consider adopting a rescue or shelter pet of your own.
God bless, Molly.