Somehow it only seems like yesterday when Andy, my sister and I went to look at the two week old puppy that would be ours as soon as she was old enough to leave her mother.
It was love at first sight for all of us.
We drove home that day tossing lots of names around, some really cool however she was a Molly for me, right from the start. (Who knew that every 3rd lab we came across would share the name; yet it doesn't matter because she is such a Molly.)
She was even more adorable when we brought her home after our honeymoon at ten weeks old :)
Although she was a typical lab and loved to chew everything in sight, she tried very hard to be a good girl; and succeeded most of the time.
What a brilliant dog she grew to be. She is such a good girl with just the right amount of quirkiness to make her personality shine.
Today, she turns 9. That's apparently 63 in dog years which puts her at a similar age to my mom - a bonafide senior. However like my mom she shows minimal sighns of slowing down and is still very active. A few times a week she still gets 'her crazy on' - when she races around in circles at full speed, teasing and wanting to play some more. Long may it continue as she enjoys her golden years.
Quite frankly, she is incredible.
Happy Bithday to our old girl. You will always be the best gift I have ever received.