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posted Jan 22, 2016, 1:27 PM by Christa McElroy
Carolyn Galloway's Molly:

I adopted Molly a little over four years ago and she was the joy of my life. She climbed on the sofa the very first day I brought her home, and I didn’t have the heart to kick her off, so she was the Queen of the castle ever since. The neighbor children all loved her as she and I were regular fixtures on our daily walks. She was the best and sweetest dog I could ever have hoped for. I sang “You Are My Sunshine” to her every day and she would actually lean in and hug me.

The history I was given on her is that she was found wandering the streets of Toledo and the owner on her tag no longer wanted her and said she was six years old. Well, since I’ve had her 4 + years, that would make her tenish, but my vet placed her at 13 or 14, which explains her deteriorating state of health.

She could no longer walk well and would frequently fall down, so on June 5, 2008, I had to make the very difficult decision to put her to sleep.

Her pain ended, but mine began, but I know the memories of her and my faith will heal my broken heart. St. Francis of Assisi knew the special place animals have in God’s heart, and I take great comfort in Romans 8:22 when we are promised that all of creation will one day be redeemed and restored, and that includes our beloved pets.