This page is dedicated to our dog Molly who passed away during our opening of LBCC.  She was truly an amazing dog who will be in our hearts forever. 
 
Molly's Story:  Molly was a black lab mix that adopted our family many, many years ago.  We posted flyers everywhere, called all the vets, and asked everyone in our community.  It seemed that no one wanted to claim this sweet dog.  She was infested with ticks so we took her to the vet and she became our baby.  The vet told us not to get too attached to her, because she had heartworms and wouldn't live long; maybe another year or two.
 
We quickly learned that she wasn't going to make it as an inside dog, she was desperate to get outdoors and loved it there.  She made all the neighbors friends & her favorite was our grandpa! (we think it may have been from treat sneaking).  She taught us a thing or too about swimming and we soon come to love the black hair stuck to our swimsuits.  Somehow Molly always managed to invite herself to every pool party we ever had, managing to weasel some food from someone with her eyes.  She was our family's best friend. She grew up with me and my sister, always there in the yard when we got home to welcome us back from a long day of school and sports. 
 
Unfortunately Molly got older too.  As she became more stiff and harder of hearing, it became more difficult for her to go to her favorite spot (the pond across the road).  She couldn't get out of the way fast enough when a car came through our street going way to fast.  Before our mother could get to her, she hopped up and ran into the woods.  We searched evening and night calling her name and calling all the neighbors. We knew she had left us....  But Molly had other plans.  3 days later she turned up, but she needed our help.  She promptly had surgery to remove one of her eyes.  Molly put joy into our lives many more years after the car hit her. 
 
 Sadly while everyone was hustling to put Lucky Bones together, Molly got extremely sick.  In a matter of weeks she lost an enormous amount of weight and had to be helped to even stand.  The vet said she had cancer all over there was nothing else we could do.  It was the hardest thing to look at her after all these years and know all the things she had done for my family, and yet we couldn't do anything to help her.  In our final hugs and kisses, she seemed to give us permission and let us know we would see her again one day.
 
We had a little burial service for our dear friend Molly.  No one really knows how old she was but by our best estimates she was at least 18 years old.  She was the absolute best dog anyone could have ever asked to have in their life. 

This page is for you Molly.  I sure do hope Heaven's got a pool.  We love you girl.

 

 

 

The following portion of Molly's Corner and poem below is dedicated to the Special Pets that have passed on. Each of them touched our Lives and Hearts at LBCC and we will remember them always! 

 

Huck Johnson 2004-2010

 

 

Charlie Lowe 2003-2010

 

 

Hank Snow 1998-2011

 

Sassy Gem Boles 1994-2011

 

 

Nestley Boles  2010-2011

 

Baxter Blizzard   2008-2011

 

 

Fyvie Goad   2000-2012

 

 

Cherokee Malone 1996-2012

 

 

Loss of a Heart

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep....

I could see that you were crying

You found it hard to sleep

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear

"It's me, I haven't left you. I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here".

I was close to you at breakfast,

I watched you pour your tea,

You were thinking of the many times,

your hand reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today,

Your arms were getting sore,

I longed to hold your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,

you tend it with such care.

I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your keys,

I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair,

I tried hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me, to be near you everyday,

To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew....

In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over...I smile and watch you yawning....

and say "Goodnight, God Bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand side by side.

I have so many things to show you,

there is so much for you to see,

Be patient, live your journey out...

then come home with me.