Category Archives: Molly

Molly in the rain

is such a saucy fella. ..

Actually no. She hates the rain. I think she is working on becoming a camel because she has decided it is not a good day to go pee. Thankfully aside from today, it’s been quite nice out and Molly has been having a blast chasing cats, squirrels and scents. 

  
“Bird! *cough* *hack* Bird”

Pigeons are her absolute favourite. They are practically her size which makes it hilarious. They also are tricky little fellows, they pretend they don’t see her until she gets real close so she thinks there is hope then they take off and she is left circling and barking. 

  
That’s not Molly. That’s a black sheep. People like to call her a little sheep. I took this picture to show that she doesn’t look like a sheep and seem to have proved myself wrong. 

  
She watched a squirrel bury his stash for days. Then one day I go out to find her digging up the poor guys goodies. Note to squirrels out there: lawns run by dogs make bad hiding places. 

  
The best part of having Molly is that when she isn’t terrorizing local wildlife and pets she is keeping a watchful eyes on the hairless puppies, making sure they don’t run too far ahead, drown in the bathtub, play with sticks without her, scream too loud at the park, or swim too far from shore. 

  
And when she can’t do these things she sleeps. In some pretty funny ways. Current favourite is this muzzle down behind my back and the has to be uncomfortable picture frame for a pillow. 

Overall she is a wonderful dog and we are so happy to have her to spend our days with. 

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Scenes from the life of Dog

 Seriously? I love this toy but it’s not necessary to have me wear it.   

100% I am a big dog. 
What? Did you just say “walk”  

Most comfy place to sleep.  


My new friend. 

 

Molly is doing fantastically. Our biggest challenge has been convincing her the kids room is still INside the apartment and the next is why she doesn’t like some people. She’s transitioning to adult food which is complicated! But she so far is eating it (still mixed with puppy food) having a dog with kids sounds kinda loopy but it’s absolutely fantastic. Interestingly she isn’t a fan of fruit. She does like the human/puppy frozen snacks I made with PB and banana however. So do I! 

  • 1 cup PB
  • 1-2 mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup water (or soy milk) 

Mix with fork until well incorporated the PB and banana. Stir in the water then fill silicone molds or drop small amounts on a parchment lined tray and let set overnight. Once frozen you can keep them in a ziploc to save space. 

When life hands you lemons…..chew the heck out of them 

  Molly: my humans all seem a little stressed these days. Only the little boy seems to have understood how good it feels to chew something. I wish I could teach the rest of them. I like to snuggle with them to make them feel better too. Apparently I am not allowed to chew the best things though. I keep having the Lego, paper and plastic taken away from me. When will dog toy manufactures understand that there is no satisfaction toys if you can’t destroy them? I would also like to convey as a PSA I do not like having my sleep disturbed after 8 pm unless you are offering a trip outside, and even then if I could hold it I would pass on this offer, do not disturb my slumber. 

I’m a pretty popular pooch around here (cuteness and all) but for some reason the humans don’t appreciate it when I bark at them on my walks. I made new friends this week though. I went to “daycare” since boy puppy needed surgery and I met some pretty crazy dogs but some Nice ones too and I got to hang out with the humans. 

  Then yesterday they opened the big hospital and 10,000 people walked past us. I was so glad no skateboards were on the walk. We practiced giving 5. I am not sure why the humans like to hold my paw but it gets me treats and peanut butter so I’m not complaining. I’m getting really good at stay and come when treats are involved. Not very fun when there aren’t  any offered. 
The best: belly rubs 

  

The many laps of Molly 

  Molly: Being only 10lbs I am naturally a perfect lapdog. I can even curl up into the smallest human lap here. I don’t understand why when I climb in and get settled the human has to do something. It tough having to get comfortable again. The other upside is I can climb into their lap at the dog run and the snappy little dogs can’t get me. I much prefer the big dogs. But sometimes, just when i want to play they jump on the picnic table. I can’t get up. It’s not fair. I also met my vet, he was really nice and gave me treats. I didn’t get to sit in his lap.   

 Human: we’ve had an amazing week! Molly is the best cuddle buddy especially when you need a nap. Though we’ve had to negotiate bed space.  

 For some reason a 10lb dog takes up a lot of room. She also discovered the lake. She didn’t swim but I don’t blame her, it was cold. I didn’t go in either. But she got her feet wet.  

 

Bagel and a salad 

I am a montreal bagel addict. There is just no two ways about it. Do not give me a New York bagel that’s just bread. My favourite is pumpernickel closely followed by cinnamon raisin. There is a restaurant that serves montreal bagel sandwiches and salads and they make this great artichoke salad. After exploring the options in my fridge for lunch today I found plenty of salad ingredients including olives and artichokes. And this salad was born. Delicious with a buttered bagel (I use earth balance, I love it ). 

I’ve gotten lazy on the pictures. Mostly because I never think about posting a meal until after I eat it. 

  1. I started with a bed of micro greens (pea) from Lufa farms, chopped up some grape tomatoes, orange pepper, green onion, a little green jalapeño, tossed in some artichoke hearts, and sliced green olives and topped it with a scoop of lightly smashed chickpeas and a tad of nayo with a little sea salt (would work with tuna or salmon too if you eat fish) and dressed with a Red wine vinegrette. I wouldn’t call the salad beautiful, but it sure was tasty. It requires a toasted bagel for eating some of the salad on like a cracker. A dog to Hoover up the floor of bagel seeds always helps too. Personally a nice glass of ice tea makes a perfect match and I enjoyed yogurt with granola as a dessert. 

There is no recipe exactly because this is one of those things that gives well to what’s on hand and the salad dressing is simply equal parts oil and red wine vinegar and some salt and pepper. The chickpeas are literally just smashed with a potato masher salt mayo and a little garlic if you like. Super easy. Works well with any leftover sandwich spread actually. I enjoy hummus with these flavours. Experiment. Trust me you will be rewarded. 

Molly gets a haircut and other stories 

IMG_8075Molly’s version: dog run = awesome;  Walks = awesome; running = the bomb but the humans are slow; haircuts = not bad but really? Why did they make me smell so bad? I had rolled in all these beautiful smells just the day before! New purple collar = pretty but I’m not a huge fan of my tags around my neck. I’m really good now at staying alone. But I still like to eat a face or two when the humans return. I do believe girl puppy thinks I am a doll however. I need to establish that this is not the case, however I am not sure I am quite large enough to assert my authority over her… IMG_8118

Human version: Molly has had a really great couple days her personality is shining through. Eating really well now she has lots of energy and runs Fast. Particularly if it’s to catch a pigeon. She never ceases to amaze me with what she can do. One thing I’ve discovered though is she has no idea how to entertain herself. So will be working on that so that when I’m cooking dinner she isn’t prowling around putting Lego in her mouth.  Or eating dirty laundry. I am so proud of her for the groomer. IMG_8100She was a champ. We had her professionally groomed short for the summer she definitely looks like a poodle now. Today no one stopped to ask “what is she” all stopped and said “what an adorable poodle” I think because you can see the pointy poodle muzzle better with a short cut.  I can’t thank her previous owners enough for raising such an amazing puppy. Yesterday I was exhausted. So tired I fell asleep at 4 pm on the couch. She slept with me. On my stomach. Was such a pleasant nap. She now only barks or whines to communicate or if startled which is so nice. We are out often so she hasn’t had to bark to go out but fairly sure she would. And she whines/talks to wake up girl puppy who sleeps later than Molly and boy  puppy. This I find adorable and since she doesn’t protest if I take her out of the room it doesn’t bother us at all. Only hiccup has been her appreciation of gourmet cat poop.  We also got her a new harness, but she likes to chew it, so her tags are now on a collar and the harness is just for walks. I just have to learn not to lose the leash. IMG_8120Making puppy dog eyes, for some dog treats during fetch training.

What I like. What I hate. By Molly

I fit well in my new home, like its members I have strong feelings about things. Alpha Mommy strongly believes that I should stay in my crate when she leaves the house and that the human puppies have to eat at the table (I like this, it means crumbs fall right into my waiting mouth). Boy puppy believes he absolutely has to watch Wild Kratts every morning and Girl puppy believes I belong exclusively to her.

So what about me, Molly?

Things I hate:

  1. Sewer and manhole covers
  2. Transparent food bowls.
  3. Wet grass
  4. Being alone
  5. Dog toys

Things I like:

  1. Having a spot on the couch
  2. Sleeping with Alpha
  3. Running
  4. Licking
  5. Dirty laundry