Molly Moo

Molly with the Beautiful Sophie
Molly with the beautiful Sophie
Molly with her Monkey
Molly with her Monkey
Molly at Christmas
Molly at Christmas


Molly with her favourite thing, a ball :-)
Molly with her favourite thing, a ball 🙂

Molly is Richards dog she was born 3 years ago and is now the same age in dog years as Richard which is 21.
Steve and I had both agreed no more animals as we had 3 cats, then Richard wanted a rabbit and then it was agreed no more animals and then Richard wanted a dog! No way Steve and I would always say as definitely no more animals and definitely never a dog! Then Richard was due to go to Afghan, every serving families worse nightmare, that your loved one has to go to a war zone.

Now I watched a shit film the other night, it was a really really shit film however one line did resonate with me and that was “What’s more powerful than 1000 nuclear bombs? Words was the answer as words can hurt us more than bombs, very true I think. So here is Richards nuclear bombshell…..

Richard came home one weekend and sat to talk to me and the following conversation was had “Mom” “yes darling, what?” “You know I have been asking you for a dog for as long as I can remember?” “yes I replied slowly” “Well how would you feel if I went to Afghan and I didn’t come back and you denied me the one and only thing that I have ever wanted”?

Now some of you may think that was low of him (and it was) but any parent reading this will understand how that ripped my heart wide open. For the following days his words didn’t leave me and the thought of him not having a dog just ate away at my soul, how would I feel? how could I live with myself if anything happened to him? Richard always knew how to push my buttons and POW! he had hit the jackpot.
Steve was working in Switzerland at the time and so puppy preparations began and Molly joined our family.
I grew up with dogs as a child and I have never known a dog like her, she is so special. she has sat next to me throughout my illness, cried with me through nights of pain and been my source of daily exercise to get me through recovery and fit again. Steve knows I’m not well if I can’t walk Molly.
Poor Steve didn’t really have much of a say in Molly coming into our lives, poor Steve but he loves all animals and they now too share a bond and a friendship. Molly has brought us all together in an odd way, she is something to talk about, play with and fuss over. She has provided the walks where Steve and I escape together alone to chat and just be us, would we go for these walks without Molly? maybe but not like we do now because of her.
We all adore Molly and when I started this blog my mom was outraged that Molly didn’t have her own special page, so here’s your special page my dear friend Molly Moo.
PS – Richard never went to Afghan! He did go to Canada for 3 months and this is Molly greeting him after they had been apart for that time.

Oh I mentioned Steve working in Switzerland didn’t I well just for jokes I’ve attached a video message that the kids and I sent to Steve whilst he was working out there for you to enjoy and I hope you do.

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Married to Steve, I have two children - Rebecca and Richard. Steve has two children, Lauren and Chris. Rebecca lives with us (nurse Rebecca) and my mom Judy also has become nurse and housekeeper but lives in the West Midlands. My son is in the Army and comes home when he can. I am 47, born in 1967 and I was told I had bowel cancer on 22nd Feb 2015 and this blog is my journey through it. I hope it helps you as you were the reason I started it.

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