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Sunday, February 22, 2015

A New Puppy to Love

Last Friday I took my kinder-kids to the County Fair on a field trip. While walking with my coworker - 2nd grade teacher and good friend, we saw a large enclosure with dogs for adoption! Since my friend is a true dog lover (classroom theme is DOGS for Depend on God) I knew she would love to take a look at them!

I felt somehow drawn to go inside - almost supernaturally. I turned a corner and saw her! The sweetest little dog licking the fingers of a little girl through the wire of her kennel.

When the young family walked away I asked the kennel helper if they had purchased this dog. He said "no" and I surprised myself when I said, "I would like to adopt her!"

I think he was surprised, too. He offered to take her out of her kennel and let me walk with her in a little enclosure. We went inside, my dog-loving friend and I, and it was absolute love.

While filling out the paperwork I realized, I better talk this over with Hubs! I called him and the conversation went something like this...

"Hi Honey, I'm at the Fair."

"Yep, I know. What's up?"

"I just have to tell you I adopted a dog." Just to keep myself off the hook that I didn't tell him! I hadn't paid yet, so I figured I could back out if I had to. Lol!

"Uhhhhhh, o-kaaaaay?" It wasn't exactly an approving OK.

"She is so cute! She is exactly what I hoped for! I neeeeeeed a dog! I've been telling you how much I miss McKenzie!"

And, of course he agreed. He was hesitant, I admit. But, I knew it was right. He met me outside the fairgrounds and drove me to my school so I didn't have to take my new dog on the school bus. Of course, he fell in love, too.

We named her Molly. Molly McKenzie.

See the little toy puppy in her bed? That was McKenzie's "baby" that she carried everywhere. She looks like Molly!

Molly is a wonderful little dog. She is about a year old. The shelter spayed her and they chipped her, too. She was $20, and you know, hubs handed me that $20 dollar bill that morning and said, buy something fun at the fair!

Well, I sure did, didn't I!

Our Dear McKenzie Rose

I sort of feel like McKenzie would be happy for me. We miss her so much.


Thank you, Lord, for our sweet pets.

I know you saw me at the Fair.

Perhaps you drew me in, and directed my path to this sweet little Molly.

I do feel You led me.

Thank you.



  1. The sweetest story! I feel a bit teary right now. I am sure you were the answer to that little dog's prayer. I truly believe that there is a place in Heaven for our pets and we will be reunited with them in time. They give us so much love and teach us and our children how to be kind to all living things.

  2. Oh, Patti! Congratulations on your new little fuzzy face. She is adorable. Well, when it's right you just know it. I lost my little Chloe Dawn about a month ago and the hole in my heart is so huge at the moment. One day I'll get another little dog. Enjoy your new little girl and she looks like she feels right at home.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Oh,she is so CUTE!!! How exciting for you guys. Welcome little Molly!
    Enjoy her and give her some puppy kisses from me.

  4. This was a gift from McKenzie Rose...more than anything she wants you happy...and this little dog needed a loving perfect! Congrats!

  5. Oh Patti! So happy for you and Molly!

  6. So sweet! Love this story about how the Lord led you to Molly. She is absolutely precious and I am sure your sweet McKenzie Rose is happy for you. She was a beauty too. Enjoy that sweet new girl!

    Blessings, Vicky

  7. I am so happy for you and Molly!! She sure is a cutie!!! Patti, I have lost your address and I came across a couple of things that when I saw them I thought of you. Please email me your address to if you do not mind. Have a great week and that picture of Molly in the doll bed is so cute!

  8. Sigh, deep breath here. As sad as it is to say this, adopting a new friend makes loosing another one easier. Your story is alot like ours. Hugs. What a cutie.

  9. Molly is the cutest! Your story is so heartwarming. How lucky for Molly you showed up at the fair. & for you! Sending her a snuggle. :)

    McKenzie is smiling at you from doggie heaven.

  10. Aww! She is adorable! Congrats on your new family member. God is so good!

  11. What a sweet dog! You are a blessing to her just as she blesses you.

    Hugs my friend.


  12. I'm wiping away happy tears for you! What a wonderful new family member. Adoption is a beautiful thing! Many blessings!!

  13. How great! Congratulations! Maggie

  14. Aw how sweet!!! I'm so happy for you and Molly! She's adorable and looks like a wonderful new family member!! Hugs and blessings, xo Holly

  15. Congratulations! When our Cody passed the house felt so empty, I struggled though not wanting to replace him, but needing a little bit to love, we found Charlie and we are once again a family of 3. She is precious!

  16. Aw, so sweet! Why didn't I ever think about using a doll bed for a cat/dog bed?? We've had two of our beloved cats pass away in the last couple years, and then, out of nowhere, two rescue cats appeared to us. Things always happen for a reason....!

  17. Oh, I get why you fell in love instantly with sweet little Molly! She’s so adorable, and I’m sure you’ll love her as much you loved McKenzie. Of course, she would be happy for you wherever she is. Maybe something really did lead you to this pooch. Congrats to you for finding a new pup to love!

    Laurie Ramsey @ NY Breeder

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