Friday, September 9, 2011

to little Molly

Dear Molly,

No one, and I mean NO ONE, thought you would live to see your first birthday.
We loved the little puffball you were when you came home.

But you quickly showed your true colors.  A rampaging maniac that had been raised by wolves.
You don't really care that Graham is a lot bigger than you, and constantly steal his toys, his water, and will shove him out of the way to get petted.
Your favorite game to play with your mamas is called "jump and bark."  
You don't like being outside when it's hot, and will go hide under a tree.
But you love chewing on sticks.

You have lots of names.  When you are bad, it's Molly Elizabeth Mobsons.  When you are good, it's Miss Molly or Miss Moozle.  I frequently tell you that you are made of noodles.  
Unlike Graham, you love swimming at the dog park.

When someone leaves the house, you jump up on your chair to watch them go.
You do a funny little dance when someone says the word "walk" or "nums."
But the thing you really like best is to be held and snuggled.

If you are sound asleep on the floor and someone walks by, you will lift up your back leg to get your belly scratched.  Most of the time you just sleep that way to save yourself the trouble.
You will headbutt us if we are using a laptop or looking at our phones instead of scritching your ears, but you will watch TV for hours.

But even after all this, I'm pretty glad you came home to live with us.
Us girls have to stick together.
And with you, we're a family.
Happy Birthday, little Molly.
Your Mamas


  1. I just absolutely love this. What a great post. What a great looking family.

    Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face this morning.

  2. Aw, Molly. And we share a birthday. I love her.

  3. Oh my gosh, SO much cuteness in one post! Happy birthday Miss Molly!!!

  4. What a sweet post about a sweet little lady! Happy birthday Molly.

  5. Huh? Trying to comment and it's saying I don't have permission to be here!

  6. she is made of noodles! I'm glad she survived the first year. happy birthday, molly!!

  7. I love this!! Too cute and great pics!!

  8. Aaaawwwwww!!!! Big smile on my face right now! Happy Birthday Molly!

  9. Such a sweet post. Thanks for bringing a little sunshine to this rather dreary day.

  10. Very cool to see these photos and the changes in the first year!

  11. Happy birthday to your sweet Molly!

  12. OMG she's such a cutie! They both are. Happy Birthday Miss Molly!

  13. Happy Birthday Molly! Such a cute dog. I love it when dogs smile.

  14. Beautiful story. Beautiful pictures!
    Happy Birthday Miss Molly!

  15. AHHH I love this post <3 I love that we are both obsessed with our fur children. She is so adorable and I love all her quirks. Happy birthday Molly!

  16. OMG she is so adorable!!! Happy Birthday Molly :)


  17. Happy Birthday Molly! What a fun year it's been!

  18. I love this post! I have a chocolate lab who was demon-possessed for her first 18 months, so I can totally relate. Happy birthday, Molly!

  19. Gah she is such a beauty - even as a 'rampaging maniac'! Happy Birthday, little gal! Keep the female vibe strong over here ;)

  20. That little booger is more cuteness than I can handle!