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Our newest 'child'

by Bill Osler / July 22, 2004 11:34 AM PDT

A neighbor had a dog that was not receiving much attention, and sometimes not enough food. Some of the other neighborhood folks were indignant about the situation, but nobody knew what to do.

In the end, my wife came up with a solution. It took more chutzpah than she is usually known for, but she went to the neighbors and asked them to give us the dog if they weren't going to care for it.

I should have taken pictures of Molly when we took her in. She was a mess, with long, matted hair and some bald spots on the back and tail. The thing that amazes me is that she never had puppies. A fertile female dog kept untended outside usually ends up pregnant. We had her spayed ASAP once we 'adopted' her.

We still haven't been able to get her legs white, but that is probably because she is attracted to mud like bees to honey.

Meet Molly:
http://www.yadtel.net/~sirosler/Images/Molly1.JPG (36k)
http://www.yadtel.net/~sirosler/Images/Molly2.JPG (60k)

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She's a cutie.
by James Denison / July 22, 2004 11:44 AM PDT
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How old? Yep, takes nerve to ask for someone else's dog. It's to their credit they took her up on it too.

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(NT) (NT) She is about 3 years old.
by Bill Osler / July 23, 2004 8:41 AM PDT
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Re: Our newest 'child'
by Rolway / July 22, 2004 11:59 AM PDT
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Shes a beauty Bill. I'm sure "Molly" is one happy pup now.

George

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(NT) (NT) That is a cutie! Congrats Bill!
by Charlie Thunell PL&T / July 22, 2004 12:09 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) shes beautyfull
by Mark G / July 22, 2004 12:15 PM PDT
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Pretty Baby:)
by Glenda / July 22, 2004 12:27 PM PDT
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Bill, here is a trick to get her legs white:) Take lemon juice and corn starch, make a paste and rub it on her legs and then bathe her:) This is what they use in dog shows to whiten the dogs:)
Glenda

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Thanks, I'll mention that to my wife ...
by Bill Osler / July 23, 2004 8:40 AM PDT
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She is the "chief dog groomer" of the house.

Personally, I just like to play with them.

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Thank God...
by Blake Cook / July 22, 2004 1:23 PM PDT
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I'm happy that your neighbor had enough sense to give Molly to you. It's clear that Molly will be much happier and healthier now in your family. She is very lucky that you cared enough to do something for her...

Are there any hard feelings from your neighbor???


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No problems so far, but ...
by Bill Osler / July 23, 2004 8:39 AM PDT
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There is one issue that comes up from time to time.

Molly likes to run out of the house and go across the street to check on her old food dish. She'll eat anything, anytime, and always thinks she's hungry.

The reason she was not well cared for was that there was a good bit of disagreement between the adults in the other household regarding indoor/outdoor and such. I think one of the family objected to having a "yappy little dog". The children apparently still like to play with her. We will have to see how this works out.

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Adorable!!
by Cindi Haynes / July 23, 2004 12:34 AM PDT
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Re: well done!
by jonah jones / July 23, 2004 12:37 AM PDT
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she looks a lot like our neighbours Maltese (South African variant), and like you say, the feet will never be white...

Happy

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Right - she is a Maltese ...
by Bill Osler / July 23, 2004 8:36 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Re: Congrats to your wife and good job
by Mary Kay / July 23, 2004 2:54 AM PDT
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by Evie / July 23, 2004 4:27 AM PDT
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Wonderful act of compassion Bill, and kudos to the wife. I know how difficult this must have been since you still have to be neighbors. She's adorable. With the love I know your family will provide I look forward to followup pics where this dear Molly looks a little less sad than the first picture. Still she is a cutie!

Evie Happy

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