Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More on Molly...

We have been talking about getting a dog for over two years now. 

I think we have decision making issues.

We have visited shelter after shelter and it just never felt right.  So, we would wait and look again.  And again.  We knew we wanted to adopt from a shelter and were looking for a dog that was a couple years old (puppy = work! ) and would be great with the kids.  We recently found a couple of good dogs, but we hesitated and they were adopted before we could bring them home.  Then, I looked online late one night just to see what was out there and I found her... in San Antonio!  Chad thought I was crazy and mumbled something about there being lots of dogs in Round Rock.  Where is his sense of adventure?

Molly was listed along with her sister.  She is 5 months old and is a lab/border collie mix - a borador.  She is approximately 25 pounds and is adorable!  She and her sister were rescued from an amazing organization named SAROCKS (San Antonio - Real Options for Changing Kills Shelters).  They are a newly formed organization that is fighting to make San Antonio a no-kill city.  This puppy and her sister would not have been saved due to their young age.  Thank goodness they were discovered by SAROCKS and given a second chance!  In order to even meet a pet or talk to an adoption coordinator you have to apply and fill out paperwork.  I filled out the paperwork just for kicks.  Luckily, I passed!

After many emails back and forth, Holly (the foster puppy mom) offered to drive the puppy here.  Without seeing this puppy in person (we did see a couple of pictures), we said we will take her! 

Then we panicked... what if she wasn't cute?  what if she had no personality?  what if she wasn't the right puppy?  There was so much we didn't know.

What we did know was that she was in a foster home so she was used to being around people.  She was 100% crate trained and almost house broken.  She is also spayed, micro chipped and up to date on her immunizations. 

On November 14, while the kids were in school and Chad was at work, the puppy was on her way to her new home.  I made sure the house was picked up (cuz puppies notice clean homes) and Dad even mowed the yard so that it was ready to go!  Mom and Dad were even here when she arrived.  And she was so cute! 

It took us DAYS to name her.  Her name was Raven (Holly and her family are Baltimore Ravens fans).  We called her many names for a few days - Molly, Milly, Nellie, Motsie, Lola, Olive.  Finally, we decided on Molly.

A few things about Molly:
1.  She HATES her kennel.  Yep, HATES it.  She came to us crate/kennel trained.  If we put her in her kennel and leave, she has an accident.  When I have to leave the house, Mom or Dad comes over to sit with her - she is SO spoiled!
2.  She eats her food in 1.2 seconds.
3.  She LOVES to snuggle on the couch.  She will curl up into a tiny ball and fall right to sleep.
4.  She loves to chew on her purple monkey.
5.  She has discovered our stairs and knows there is a critter (Logan) lurking behind Olivia's door.  She has yet to see him, but she knows...
6.  She does not like car rides and gets car sick.  We are working on this.  This past weekend, we took her to Petsmart and Mom and Dad's house and she did great!
7.  She loves her belly to be rubbed and when she greets you, she drops to the floor and rolls over.
8.  She is GREAT with the kids - and Jack.
9.  She follows me everywhere.  Worse than a toddler.  I can't even tiptoe away... she is right behind me.
10.  She is learning to fetch!  She is so funny with a frisbee and when she catches the tennis ball, she shreds all the fuzz off of it.

And, I have to add this one:
11.  She LOVES ice cubes :)  If she hears the ice maker or sees you walk into the kitchen, she runs and waits for you to feed her a piece of ice.  So silly!!

So, if you are looking to adopt a puppy - look in San Antonio:)


  1. Yes, she is just such a cutie pie! Molly has the sweetest personality--very feminine--and she is smart! She listens well, and can sit and understands down when she tries to jump up to you. I think she is the perfect addition to the Plemon family. She is not quite 100% house broken--but very close. Now if they can get her back in the kennel so she doesn't need a dog sitter--we don't mind though. I hope she turns out to be as good as a pet as Jake is--Jake is such a good boy and listens so well. (Can;t forget Bob the cat--I just love him!) And of course our Jack is such a sweetie--spoiled but a sweetie. And then there are the little guys in Arizona. Jordie, Teddy and Brady. Cute as can be, but boy can they bark up a storm! We do get the cutest pictures of them from Stacy! Molly will be the best thing to bring into your family--a pet adds so much to your lives. Enjoy her!!!

  2. What a cutie she is! And did you know Border Collies are one of the smartest breeds if not the smartest? Maybe look into some puppy classes so she can learn lots manners and new tricks. If she doesn't like her kennel I think that will be okay once she is totally house broken. For some reason she just doesn't like it. I just have to visit so I can meet her!


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