Friday, January 21, 2011

Molly

Born February 26, 1996 Died January 20, 2011


Faithful companion for 15 years. Accomplished dancer. Part time singer. Senior ships dog and dolphin spotter. Loved the water. Hated fireworks. Adored dolphins. Despised thunder. Lived for the dinghy ride. Thought that the goats at Hog Cay were her personal Pamplona. She was the bull. Daredevil. Fell off the boat only once. Destroyer of unattended plastic bags. Big sister. Enjoyed being mistaken for the younger one. To dignified to chase a damn ball. Didn’t need thumbs. Comfortable with her weight. Bit Bill for sport. Sunbather. Always alert. The silent sentinel. She was the best girl. Weighed 12 pounds. Half of it was heart. Enjoyed this life. Our sweetheart. A fighter at the end….

Interred high on a ridge now known as Molly’s Overlook. She can see the sunrise, the sunset and she can run with the goats to her hearts content. Adored by most, mourned by many and missed terribly on the Veranda….

17 comments:

Kristen said...

Dearest Molly, may you snooze sweetly on in the warm sunshine and the cool shade.

Words won't help, we know. But as fellow schnauzer parents and boat owners who hope to cruise, I can imagine this must hurt to the core. They might not be human, but they are so definitely the best part of family.

Our thoughts will be with you all, and we'll drop a carnation and a dog treat in the Pacific in her honor.

Kristen & Russell
Captain (schnauzer) & Chloe (papillon)
S/V Silent Partner, Hans Christian 38 Mk II

Jesse and Ginny's Cruising Adventure said...

Sorry for your loss. It's a sad moment when we lose our closest friends. Keep her alive in your mind by remembering all the good times you had together. Dogs are awesome.

MJ said...

Hated seeing the post today. Al and I are so, so sorry for your loss.

RichC said...

My condolences on the loss of Molly. She had a good life that's for sure.

Deb said...

Hurting for you guys. Been through the same with a dog we had for over 15 years as well and I feel your pain.

Deb
S/V Nomad
www.theretirementproject.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

May the memories of Molly comfort you during this difficult time.

Terri and Larry
s/v Vixen

Mutulfun.. Day by Day said...

Bill and Christy, Our hearts go out to you both as Jeannie and I are dog people as well. We know the sorrow your feeling as when we lost our golden retriever of 16 years it took me a long time to get over it, Just like Molley he did everything with me and went everyplace. Randy

RUS II said...

Bill and Christy,
We are sorry to learn of Molly's death. She may be gone from the here and now but she will be in your memory and part of your conversation for the rest of lives.
Jim and Krys
RUS II

Anonymous said...

Donna and I are sorry for the loss. I guess it it was the time to go them a hill overlooking the beautiful blue water is not a bad place. Read you story of helping to save the boat. Nice to see the team work amoung cruisers that you dont see here on shore. Have a great week. another 33degree high and snow on tues third week in row

Dave and Donna

It's the ONLY thing... said...

A beautiful tribute. Nothing can replace the love of and for our pets. Nothing.

Bill Storm said...

A lovely piece on Molly. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope it was painless and expected.

Bill on Alibi II

carpelangousta.com said...

Sorry to read of your loss. Especially after that long. The daily interaction is so deeply engrained.

Last month we lost our Lab of 5 one day and our Heeler of 14 the next. It still hits us.

I enjoy your adventures and wish you happier days.~Everett

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S/V Veranda said...

Christy & I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for everyones kind thoughts....

Jon and Arline Libby said...

Just getting caught up on the blogs and wanted to say our thoughts are with you both. We know how much they become part of the family and it is always hard to lose one.

S/V Escapade said...

Bill and Christy and Tucker,
I just learned about your blog and your adventure recently. Reading this post, me, 6'4", 270, menacing scar on my left temple, sit here with a falling tide full of tears rolling down my cheeks.....Rummer, our Portuguese Water Dog, left us to chase eternal squirrels a month ago. Just in the last few days have I even been able to smile a bit, thinking about all the unique ways a WATER DOG could find to fall off the boat, the dock, hell even the beach....and it wasn't because he had any interest in salt water at all....They sure carve out a place in your life, don't they......We never met your girl, but there is a place for her (and Tucker and you!) in our hearts....Sail on, Molly...
Bill and Wendy
S/V Escapade

S/V Veranda said...

Dogs really are the most memorable people...