Summer 2022

It is the first official day of summer so I am showcasing a new seasonal appropriate header photo.  I forgot to ask her to autograph it, but this one comes from our twelve year old granddaughter Maddy.  It has to be a self portrait because it sure reminds me of her – right down to the perennially skinned knees. 

For those who use the WordPress reader and don’t see the header photo.

We are starting out the summer with a gloomy, cloudy day but it will be all rainbows if we get some much needed rain today.  

To finish getting Molly ready for summer walks and outings, we paid a visit to the veterinary clinic for her final round of puppy shots yesterday.  I am so glad that we are done with that and so grateful that we can afford the care and protection that it takes to keep her strong and healthy.  She weighed in at a whopping 42.5 pounds at four months old.

I’m sorry I don’t know where this meme originated but Dan shared it with me last night and I think it is hilarious – and very much Molly.  I am the one with the wine glass. 😂

Here’s wishing all a wonderful summer. Take care and have a great day!


Molly Met The Vet

Just Molly 💞

I took Molly in for her Parvo vaccine and initial puppy checkup yesterday.   I was a bit concerned about driving there alone because I had no idea how she would be in the Jeep, so asked granddaughter Genie if she had time to come with us.   Fortunately she obliged!

First off, Molly was quite happy to have her first visitor.  She bonded quite easily with Genie – and had her first opportunity to sit on the sofa.  😲

Everything went great.  Molly was fine in the Jeep.  She laid down in the back with her head poking through between the front seats.  Out of the vehicle, she was quite happy to walk nicely beside Genie on her leash.

Molly weighed in at 10 kilograms (22.4 pounds). She let Genie lift her onto the vet’s table and distract her while she got a complete once over (including getting her temperature taken 😳).  Everything checked out fine so she got her vaccine.    The only ‘glitch’ is that because of the high risk of Parvo right now, she cannot go out of our yard until she has had the next two booster shots. (8 weeks I think).   It isn’t a big deal now, but I was hoping to have her totally used to taking walks around the neighborhood before she got much bigger. At least we have a big yard to practice in.

We came back home.  Molly and Genie played and cuddled until Dan came home – because Genie can’t leave without seeing Grandpa and getting her obligatory hug. 💞

Today, Molly has been a little under the weather.  She had a bit of ‘intestinal trouble’ this morning, so I gave her a tablespoon of pumpkin which seems to have taken care of things.   She is starting to perk up now.

Did I mention Molly likes to take things that don’t belong to her and chew on them?  She is learning ‘leave it’ and ‘drop it’.  It’s a work in progress.  🙄

That is it for Molly news today.  Take care and have a great rest of the day.