Day 864

Molly


As soon as I was out from under the jurisdiction of my parents I decided the most sensible decision was to immediately get a dog. Comments such as ‘you can’t even look after yourself’ and ‘how will it survive in a house full of eighteen year old boys,’ were heard regularly from the elders but even though they were half right there was nothing they could do.

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It was love at first sight. She was very quickly adopted by not only me but the entire team and after spending most of her youth in changing rooms or sat at the table eating chicken and tortellini with us I’m pretty sure she actually thought she was a rugby player.

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Yesterday I made the hardest decision I have ever had to make and say goodbye to my beautiful girl.

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An inoperable lump had been growing in her throat for a couple of months and it had got to the point now where she was struggling to breathe and had no quality of life.

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Whenever we needed each other we were there but every day for the last two weeks those big brown eyes were staring at me to help and I knew for the first time I couldn’t.

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All I could do was end the suffering and I made the impossible call to the vet. She died peacefully in my arms.

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Molly had an amazing life and we all feel so lucky to have spent the last twelve years with her. I cant imagine I’ll ever have another dog like that mad boxer, especially as right until the end she still considered herself an 18 year old rugby player!

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She made me happy when I was sad, she loved me when people hated me and she helped me through the toughest times of my life.

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This hurts but I know that without love there is no loss. If you go through life without truly caring for anything then you would never know the feeling of losing something. Don’t take loss for granted, it means your life is full of love.

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Love you Molly x

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