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updated: Oct 08, 2011, 9:15 AM
Molly is a just a regular dog, and a bit of a miracle, too.
This Beagle-mix is somewhat legendary at Hendry's Beach, where we have
our daily outing...she survived a fall from the cliff above, while we
were walking at the Douglas Preserve this April [she had surgery for a
dislocated hip and is doing darn well now!].
This was her second "disaster averted," as she is also a Hurricane
Molly's miracles have been aided by extraordinary humans here in Santa
Barbara and New Orleans, and we thank them. We have met some of her
Santa Barbara heroes during our walks on the beach, and within the
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Through email correspondence, we've learned about the humans who
rescued her from the streets of St. Bernard's Parish and those at
"Camp Lucky" where she was taken, outside New Orleans. Molly flew on a
plane with 100 other rescues to the Los Angeles SPCA and that journey
continued to the superb Ventura County Humane Society in Ojai,
California, from where we adopted her.
After that trauma, and six months in a kennel, it was not easy for her
to be a pet again, at first. Although housebroken, she did not know
how to eat out of bowl, walk on a leash, be calm inside a house, or
enjoy treats (she buried everything given to her). She was terrified
of fire (fireplace, candles, stove), slept in corners of closets, and
was a very reluctant "trainee" at obedience classes. It was clear she
didn't trust us.
Her calm and trust developed...very slowly. No problem, as she is well
worth and deserving of all accommodation, treats, training, patience
and love given her. She is an extraordinarily good pal, curious,
goofy, loving and devoted. And, apparently, quite miraculous.
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