Miss Molly – 7 Months Old

Molly is seven months old today! πŸŽ‚ This month has flown by so quickly and with little of the big dog drama that I was expecting. From much of what I have read, the day a Pyrenees turns six months old, they turn into a puppy owner’s nightmare. Molly has her moments but she is far from being a nightmare and is getting better by the day.

Molly – 7 Months Old

Molly is walking much better now and has a growing fanclub of regulars that we meet on our daily walks. There are a LOT of big dogs in this neighborhood, so it surprises me how many people make a fuss over her. Last week a paratransit bus pulled over to the curb so the driver could tell me what a beauty she was and this week a carload of young guys passing by slowed right down so they could serenade her. “Love your big dog, gotta get me a big dog, just like your dog!”. Molly was oblivious, but I found it hysterical.

Early July
Early September

Molly has loved her little wading pool this summer. It has made the hotter days much easier on her and it is still her go to spot, the moment we get home from a walk – even if Dan has just drained it to give it a good cleaning.

July
September

She has found her voice and does occasionally use it to extremes – but not that often and not for terribly long. A few barks and she has made her point. She also has a few bizarre sounds in her vocabulary – she does a perfect gas lawn mower and yesterday, I think she was trying to howl, but she sounded just like a train whistle. πŸ™„

The biggest problem with Molly, other than her latest obsession with pulling the stuffing out of anything that she can pull the stuffing out of, is that she cannot grasp how big she is. She still thinks she can sit on our laps… or worse jump onto them.

My chair

Last weekend, Dan was off golfing for a few days. The first night he was gone, I was sitting in my little rocking chair in the livingroom when Molly came bounding in. She threw her front paws up on either side of my head as she went to jump onto my lap. The chair flipped over backwards. I wasn’t hurt, but I was momentarily trapped with my head against the wall, my arms on either side of me, flat on my back, with my feet up in the air. I was ready to panic, but as Molly strolled over to the couch to watch me deal with my predicament, I found the incentive to push the chair out from under myself and get upright. 🀨

She also likes to squeeze in between Dan on the couch and the coffee table (an area where she doesn’t actually fit), sit in front of the bathroom door, or lay in the middle of the kitchen when we are cooking. For me, to sit on the floor or crouch down to do anything isn’t much of an option, as she takes that as an invitation to lick my ears, wrap her front paws around my neck, or just climb all over me.

Taking on a puppy that grows by leaps and bounds is not for the faint of heart, but it is definitely a challenge worth taking on if one has the strength and patience for it. Ours wears a bit thin with Molly some days but I think the worst is behind us and amazingly she hasn’t caused any major or permanent damage – so far. The Cedars around our yard have taken a hit and we are down a couple of pillows, one blanket, and one stuffed elephant. I could have re-stuffed the elephant but half the head and one ear were not coming back. 😯

That’s it for today, one more month down and only seventeen more to go before Molly is officially an adult dog. We’ve got this!

Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒž

39 thoughts on “Miss Molly – 7 Months Old

  1. Wow, I am glad that you weren’t injured when she knocked you over! She just doesn’t understand how big and strong she is as you said. She has a great following now, how fun!

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  2. Wow, she has completely accepted you guys as her family! Obviously, but I wonder how dogs come to that conclusion. They are much like us in some ways with the imprinting at an early age. I wish I could hug her! ❀️

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  3. Molly is quickly outgrowing a lot of things. I am thinking she is going to need a larger pool by next summer for sure. Glad you were not injured and able to get yourself out of the predicament Molly put you in. You both look great, I enjoyed the photos. Hope your weekend is going well. ❀

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  4. What fun it is to have Molly. She keeps you young and mobile. Crash is a lazy dog (12 years old) but loves to roll around in the grass. Dogs are wonderful. Keep safe. That was a scary fall. Be aware she can pull you over when walking too. I have had that happen to me.

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  5. She is a lot of fun. I am very alert when we are out walking. I don’t think she can pull me that hard as long as she is wearing her training harness. If she pulls too hard, there is a band around her nose that tightens. It isn’t enough to hurt her, but she doesn’t like it so she eases off.

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  6. Thank you, Karla! We do struggle at times. I could have throttled her in the park this morning. I don’t even know what she was trying to do but she keep pulling a strap from her harness in her mouth and then rolled around getting tangled up in the leash. Arghh!

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