Thursday, February 18, 2010

Molly 2009-2010


Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.~

Martin Luther (died on this day 1546)

Some animals want and need to be wild.  Some animals want and need to be with people.  Molly was a feral cat who wanted to live with people.  

She showed up crying in my garage last winter.  It was so cold it took little coaxing to get her to come into my house.  She promptly made a beeline for the basement and found a cubby hole to hide in.  

Everyday I would come downstairs and sweet talk her.  She liked to be talked to.  She would come out of hiding to listen to me talk to her.  Pretty soon she was coming upstairs to eat with the other cats.   She made friends with Mr. Boots.  Well, I think she wanted something from Mr. Boots he was not physically capable of providing her but she seemed content with his affection.

While laying in the same bed with Mr. Boots she let me pet her.  And she realized she liked being pet.  She became one of the sweetest, most affectionate of all my kitties.  

I noticed last night she didn't come up to bed with me which was a little unusual.  Then this morning when she did not come to eat I knew something was wrong.  I found her sitting in the basement, lethargic and with labored breathing.  

By the time I got her to the vet she was having an extremely difficult time breathing and so we put her out of her pain.  She had fluid on the lungs.  Lots of reasons for that.  It was something of a shock since it came on so suddenly.  My pretty little Mollie.  I'm so glad I took her in and gave her the home she so obviously longed for.


  1. Oh, Joelle. She sounds like such a sweetie. I'm so sorry-- but glad for the time you had with her.

  2. What a totally gorgeous kitty and how blessed was she to have a year in the loving cozy comfort of your home and her affectionately chaste relationship with Mr. Boots. Sending you hugs and head scratches for Mr. Boots.

  3. Blessings on you for being there for dear, sweet Mollie. How we do love our animals, and thank God for them.

  4. Mollie was so lucky to have found a home with you. Ferals who come in loking for love, are the most loving of all. You made her last year heaven on earth. You are a beautiful person.

  5. Thank you for caring for dear Mollie. I am certain that she treasured your love as well as the companionship of Mr. Boots. May God's peace comfort you in the loss of dear Mollie.