I've written before about how rescue animals are different. My rescued cats and my two other rescued dogs have just seemed forever grateful and devoted. As if they remembered. I'm sure they didn't, but . . . who knows.
Molly is bearing out the tradition. She's happy for a loving look, and grins back at us. When she hears her name, her tail wags, even when she's sleeping.
As for the way Husband and I feel, you've seen the change in tone here between "petless" and "happily and completely dopey over our pets." And everybody knows that pets are good for you.
Some of the stories behind these rescues could break your heart . . .
little Sandy and Mac, for example,
who're being fostered by Molly's foster mom, Melissa.
where we found Molly.
All this to say:
If you're thinking of getting a pet, Google "pet rescue" and
take a look around at any of the shelters or rescue sites that you find in your area.
You might be lucky enough to get a Molly.