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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Life here in Heaven

I quite clearly recall saying, many times, that I was looking forward to being dogless. I don't know what world I thought I was living in. The minute we saw the van pull around the corner toward us last Sunday, Husband and I were out of the car, leash around my neck, my hands waving merrily to let Mick know we were there. It wasn't ten minutes before we had our girl . . . she came out of the van smiling and kissing our faces with great enthusiasm.

The ride home was not without incident. 
We stopped, once out of the city, to let Molly out to take care of her . . . toilette . . . and she produced nothing. So back into the car and on to the highway for the last forty-minute drive home. Halfway there, Molly suddenly grew restless. 
Very restless. 
And squatted and emptied her bladder onto the nylon-quilted, foam-backed seat cover I'd installed for her.  I wasn't sure if Mick had stopped to let the dogs out for rest stops. I think, now: not.  
It happens.
Poor embarrassed Molly didn't want to sit on the dirty seat, so she moved her impressive bulk into the front seat onto my lap. Husband pulled to the side of the road and took her out to walk in the weeds in case there might be some kind of follow up action on the way. 
Nothing.
We hurried the rest of the way home.

That was a week and some hours ago.
In these few short days, the mood of our household has done a one-eighty. We are happy, thrilled, on pink clouds of new love for our girl. She is perfect. And Peep, who might have been pouty or nasty or any number of other things that cats can be when their worlds change, has been a happy little elf with her new sister. We have two perfect little female animals.

The very first evening, as Molly walked around the house with the leash dragging behind her, Peep grabbed onto the end and got a slide ride for five or six feet, showing her innate talent for skijoring. Feeling the slight resistance behind her, Molly stopped and looked . . . and continued on her way. 



She lives with a loving look on her face, she sits for treats (a skill she arrived with . . . she could not have learned that so quickly from us!). We are trying to train ourselves to always have treats with us for recall practice, but she wants so much to be with her people that it isn't much of a struggle. On three occasions she has chased deer  several hundred feet into the fields, and has come right back when called. Husband said this morning she did a herding dog crouch pose while she watched one deer before she ran for it. 
I never stop wondering what combination of breeds she is.  I do think she's mostly LoveMutt with enough husky thrown in to make her eyes icy, icy blue-white and her tail curly.

Yesterday Husband mowed a path through the hayfields so Molly can run without getting so much into the high grass. He says she likes the tall grass, but now she has a path all her own, with puddles and mud and all the good smells. They came back very wet and dirty from the inaugural tramp. She seems to dry off and get clean with no effort, so that's an added bonus!

Molly and I had a nice long relaxing session on the front lawn with her Furminator in the afternoon. Peep kept interrupting us, enticing Molly to chase her from the front yard out under the parked car. Happened three times. If Molly had wanted to catch the cat, she would have, but she just chased Peep to HomeFree and came back for more brushing. Then Peep came and sat nearby and played with the undercoat fluff that was floating by.

I think I'm in Heaven!  

25 comments:

DJan said...

What a wonderful post about a fabulous family, furry ones and two-legged ones with happy hearts. And I'm so glad that the two not only get along but actually seem to like each other. Now I have joined you in heaven. Thanks for such an uplifting post.

Woodswalker said...

Wonderful! I can feel your joy.

John M said...

I'm happy for you!
Thanks for sharing such a great post.

the7msn said...

I don't think I've ever read a more joyous post anywhere. I'm over the moon happy for you.

the veg artist said...

Isn't it wonderful when love just gets created again!

Joanne Noragon said...

I think you're in heaven, too. It seems Molly and Peep are not sharing the first life together, they're such naturals.

Friko said...

I can tell that you are smitten already. Good, another furry creature saved and transported to a happy life. I’m all in favour.

Carolynn Anctil said...

I'm absolutely thrilled for you & your new family of furbabies. Isn't it the best when our critters all get along?

Our Willow did the same thing on her way home with us. Spent most of the hour and half ride fidgeting on my lap, then got very restless and finally pooped in the backseat of car. Not her fault - we didn't get the message.

Happy Dancing in your honour,
Carolynn

Olga said...

Wonderful that the two animals get along right from the start. Yiour joy crackles right off the screen.

English Rider said...

Giddy news!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It's wonderful that Molly and Peep "clicked" straight away .
And you sound so happy !!

Rian said...

Sounds like your family is near perfect with the new addition. So happy that Molly seems to fit right in. And that picture seems to say, I've found my place!

esbboston said...

Yea! I have a part husky who seems to be self cleaning as weLL. I am so happy for aLL of you.

Kathleen McCoy said...

What a wonderful post about the perfect new addition to your family. Molly looks so bright and beautiful and Peep knows a great dog when she sees one! I'm so happy for all of you!

Tom Sightings said...

There's nothing like a new dog in the house ... congrats!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

It seems that dear Molly has brought joy to 3 inhabitants of your household. She's an absolute darling, and I am so happy for you all June. Truly happy.

Hilary said...

Oh your joy is palpable. I'm so happy for all of you. :)

Linda Myers said...

I'm envious of your new family member. She sounds wonderful, and you sound so happy!

Terra said...

A lovemutt breed is what she is, and nice your cat has accepted her. I can see she is filling your home with love.

Hilary said...

Ah yes, life is no life at all without a dog.
Congrats!!!

Barb said...

You ARE in Heaven - I'm happy for you! Molly probably thinks she's in Heaven, too!

Sharon said...

The joy in your voice says it all. I'm sure Molly must be as happy to be home as you are to have her join your family. So happy for all of you!

rachel said...

I think you're in love! And it's catching....

Vicki Lane said...

Yay! I love this!

Vicki Lane said...

Yay! I love this!