Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Whilst people can turn away and let you down, a dog will always be there for you and can always be trusted.

I had a fantastic weekend away with some great friends; I wish it had been longer and that I’d had the chance to catch up with the guys that had left by the time we arrived. I’m looking forward to the next time we get the chance to get together and relax with a few beers. I’m not expecting this week to pass by very quickly; I also don’t anticipate a very bright one. The reason for this is that Molly is not with us at the moment, here’s a brief account of the situation; we have a 12 year old Yorkshire terrier who has Cushing’s disease, diabetes and she's blind. She's only been with us for 4 months, but she's the first dog that has ever got to me in the way she has. Yesterday, being Monday 30th, she became very ill very quickly due to complications with the Cushing’s and the diabetes and she was rushed to the veterinary hospital in Ashford. Whilst they will do as much as they can for her there is a very real possibility that we may have to send her over the rainbow bridge. We thought we were going to lose her a few weeks ago but she pulled through. I'm hoping she will this time but I also know that the day will come when we will have to say goodbye as it won't be fair on her to keep her going. However, I know that when that day comes it will absolutely devastate me. I know she's just a dog at the end of the day, but no animal has ever made such an impact on me. We have to consider what’s right for Molly Pops, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.

Those who have met Molly will know what a sweet little pup she is, I know she 12 but all dogs are pups to me, even a few of my friends who ”don’t do small dogs” can’t resist a sly little ruffle of her fur when they think no one’s looking. She just has that effect on people. Spend twenty minutes with her and I defy anyone to not think she’s a sweetie. She has such a strong character, despite her blindness she bimbles around quite happily, alright so she bumps into things now and then. She looks so cute when she runs up the stairs to wake Trudes up in the morning when I take her coffee to her. She hardly ever complains when she has to have her twice daily jab. I also think she’s been good for Trudes whilst she’s been having her treatment. Here I was thinking that I’d be the strong and keep it together, it’s been the exact opposite. Trudes is being the strong one, holding back on the emotions whilst I’m falling to pieces. Again, anyone that truly knows me is fully aware that whilst I like to think I’m a strong fella and can take what life throws at me, in reality I’m just, as Trudes would say, a big soppy bear of a man, so what! I don’t care really, I’m more than happy to walk around town with my Molly in my arms, even when she’s wearing one of the many outfits that she has, whether it’s a pink leopard print jumpsuit or her little red dress with white spots. My little Popples is worth every moment I spend with her, and I think she knows how much I love her. She and Trudes mean the world to me.

Right I’m off for yet another blub and to send some healing vibes to little Molly Popples, if you have any spare, perhaps you could send a few her way too. Thanks for reading.

Blessed be!








My sweet Molly Popples.

Someone to comfort to dry up those tears,

Someone to be there, to quiet your fears,

A companion, a pal, a very best friend,

Someone to trust and to love till the end.

I love you sweet Molly Popples.


Sue Banks said...

I am sending healing vibes to Molly too.
I do hope she can hang on as I was hoping to meet her when I am over.
Love to you all.

Unknown said...

there is no such thing as "just a dog", mate. She touched your heart and became a member of your family. She'll be sorely missed.