Molly, a former SAINT, is our littlest, slightly crazy, neurologically screwed up purebred Pomeranian. She has had more than a few strokes and she kind of walks like a question mark and does everything to the right. She is a fierce protector of my office and she will ‘shark attack’ any four-legged creature who comes near my office door or her food. She especially has it in for the cat. I am not sure why given that Molly weighs 5 pounds and the cat – 25 pounds.
Just a little size differential! But the truth is everyone here thinks she is crazy and Molly uses it to her advantage. Even the 130 pound Newfoundland Dog, Kiefer, is a little wary of her. What none of them know is that Molly has not teeth. We promised her we wouldn’t tell them!
For a dog her size Molly has so much chutzpah it is unreal. When she first came here and was recovering from having all of her teeth removed we fed her wet commercial dog food. Within a couple of weeks though we kept catching her with raw food – chicken legs, pork bones, beef etc. She was stealing it from whoever she could get it from but mostly Clio. So we decided to start giving Molly raw. The only problem is that because she can’t chew the bone she can’t get all the value and nutrients of bone so we do have to supplement with ground bone for her. For a dog who has no teeth I have never seen anything quite like how she is able to strip a raw chicken leg in under 10 minutes. Here is the evidence”
About 20 minutes later here is what is left:
Molly is perhaps one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. She gives herself, wholly and completely to those she loves. Sometimes, when we are outside, we will play this little game where she runs away from me. I admonish her to come back and she looks at me, turns on her little feet, and spins a little further away. I call her again in a happy voice and clap my hands. She comes running and I bend down and put my hands out and she jumps into my arms. It is so very sweet. She loves to be held, but only a certain way to accommodate for her neurological issues, cuddled and stroked.
Perhaps her biggest claim to fame is her pilates and yoga routine. When Molly wants attention she will stretch her backlegs out very purposefully, one at a time. Then she will engage in some yoga poses that we have named ‘downward dog and ‘the frog.’ It has been very difficult to get pictures of her doing this but I think we successfully got some video. Check out Molly’s YouTube Video: