Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Long time, no post...

Hi all,
This is Ti, Scout & Molly's mom. I have to confess that I am new to blogging, but that is no excuse to let this blog go so long.
I want to give a quick update to anyone still interested.
Scout & Molly have been here with us in Boston for 9 months now. It feels like they have always been a part of our lives! While we don't know the exact date, we know that they are coming up on their 1 year anniversary of being rescued and the start of their journey to us. From what we can tell, they were found at the shelter right around our wedding date, so our family was truly stared that day.
Scout is lovable, if sometimes trying, very energetic and adorable enough to get away with it. He has taken well to training and has much better manners, although he still has a ton of fun puppy in him! He is super friendly and loves attention at the park or on walks.
Molly is doing much better with her fears. She no longer tries to throw herself into the street to avoid people passing us on the sidewalk, she tolerates and even tries to sniff people as they go by. At the park she has let strangers pat her (occasionally) and enjoys running around with the other dogs. Although she is still very much my shadow when we are out. From day 1 she would sleep curled up with Brian & I, but it took her a couple months before she was comfortable with him while he was awake. Now she will run across the park to say hi to him.
Both dogs are doing so much better, health-wise. Molly's heartworm is all cleared up and all eye & ear infections are things of the distant past.
Both pups are happy & healthy, and very loved!

I will try to be better about updating this blog! For any interested, my hubby is an experienced blogger and has started a new blog that can be found at: http://lifewithscoutandmolly.blogspot.com/
It is a different perspective when he writes because at the beginning we took on "his & hers" dogs (out of necessity, since Molly was more comfortable with me). While both dogs are now comfortable with both of us, I still walk Molly & he takes Scout - who has a bit more energy and doesn't mind being out in the rain/cold as much as us girls do :)

Anyway, I hope that everyone enjoys the attached pictures. Molly is pretty camera shy, but we have been able to get some good pictures. And the pups are wrestling around, so I believe it will be time for walks shortly. Good night all!

And this Saturday, Scout & Molly finally got to meet Tracey, the wonderful woman who saved them from the shelter & helped get them home to us. Thank you Tracey!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Home at Last!

Scout & Molly are finally in their forever home! Ti and Brian picked them up from the shelter yesterday, and it was love at first sight. Here's an email from Ti:

"...Scout & Molly are home and are getting settled in well! They have already chosen sides of the bed, met Elvis (which prompted us to close the door to that room for a while - I don't think he's ready for big siblings yet), eaten dinner, and gone for a walk to check out the neighborhood. Scout is now sprawled on their blanket from Aunt Marcie, chewing a rawhide, and Molly is sitting on the couch taking it all in. She is actually pretty good with Brian already, she put her paws on him in the backseat of the car and has walked over to him a few times. She also takes treats from him, well, they both do :) ...We love them both already!!"

Here are some pictures of Scout and Molly with their very own forever family:

We're so happy that Scout & Molly are finally home with Ti and Brian! It's been a long, bumpy, and emotional road, and we could not have asked for a better outcome!

I'm going to hand the blog over to Ti and Brian so they can continue with updates, so stay tuned to watch Scout & Molly enjoying their new, happy life!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scout & Molly are adopted!

We are thrilled to announce that, after a long and bumpy road, Scout & Molly have finally found a forever home to call their own. While today was bittersweet for Marcie & Matt, putting the dogs on the bus headed north means Scout and Molly's long-awaited dream of a family of their own has finally come true.

Ti & Brian are newlyweds that both grew up with dogs in their lives. As they begin their new life together, it felt like the right time to add a furry family member (though they do have one furbaby already, Elvis the Guinea pig!). When looking for a dog, they began wondering if a bonded pair of dogs would better suit their needs. Ti emailed Great Dog Rescue to inquire about Scout & Molly, and the rest is history. The more they learned, the more excited they became. After a long conversation with Marcie, Ti & Brian decided this super-special pair was just what they had in mind!

We are so excited to finally be sending Scout & Molly "home" to a family that already has so much love for them. This opens a new chapter for them, and we'll be watching to see the excitement that bring!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that contributed both to Scout & Molly's care, and to Great Dog Rescue New England. Without such an outpouring of generosity, these dogs would not have made it out of that Georgia shelter alive.

And to Marcie & Matt, your generosity and kindness will never be forgotten. We are so very greatful for all you've done.

Stay tuned for frequent updates of Scout & Molly in their new home! We'll let you know when they make it up north safely (and will have pictures too!), and Ti will be taking over the blog so we can all watch Scout & Molly enjoy their new life with this amazing family!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Big News for Scout & Molly!

It's been awhile since we've updated the blog, and we have lots of good news to share! First and foremost, Molly had her second eye surgery about 10 days ago. She's doing very well. She had some tear ducts removed, and is expected to be just fine. While the doctor says she may need another surgery, all our fingers and paws are crossed that this was her last surgery and she's on the mend permanently now! Poor Molly was also diagnosed with tape worms. She's already begun treatment and is doing fine.

The pups have been enjoying the summer weather, and Scout has really enjoyed playing with Marcie's two dogs. Here he is in action:

"Here Sophie, lemme just stand on him and you bite him!"

"Jack, I don't really wanna share this tug toy with you bud..."

"Ok, Ok...I'll share! You're furriness is squiiiishing me!"

Our other big piece of news is that Scout & Molly are finally going to be heading up to Massachusetts! While Marcie & Matt will surely miss them, it's time for these lil' doggies to move on and find a forever home of their own. And speaking of forever homes, you best tune in next week. We promise to have the biggest announcement yet! You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bad News for Molly

Yesterday, Marcie noticed that Molly's good eye was very red and swollen. She also noticed the spot where her other eye used to be was also red and swollen. Since Molly had just completed a round of antibiotics for her conjunctivitis, we assumed it was residual infection. Marcie dropped her at the vet's office this morning, and unfortunately, she received some bad news about Molly's previous eye surgery:

"...she will more than likely need surgery [again] this Friday. The eye specialist said it looks like the vet who removed the eye didn't remove all the tear ducts. So she is still producing tears and it's causing fluid buildup and has no way to drain....She pulled some of the fluid and is testing it to make sure it's not infected. She didn't see any puss - so that's a good thing...They will go in and clean out her eye to make sure everything is removed and clean. Then she will remove part of the eye lid that the previous vet left so her incision will be very clean and flat."

Molly's surgery will cost between $200 and $250, and is being scheduled for this Friday. Donation information can be found at the top of this blog. Every little bit helps, and Molly thanks you for caring!

In addition to the information above, we want to let you all know that we have begun reaching out to local media outlets in the hopes that Scout and Molly's story can reach as many people as possible. Sadly, we have not yet received any applications for potential adopters for the pair. They are thriving with Marcie & Matt, but it's been a long road, and the two are ready for their own forever home. Please, take a moment to forward the blog link to as many friends and family members as you can. They are incredibly sweet and loving pups, and deserve another chance at life.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Scout & Molly Pictures!

Scout and Molly continue to make huge strides! Scout is a total ham, and Molly is really opening up now. Here's an email update from Marcie:

"They loved meeting Matt's parents this weekend. And, my sister came over with her dog and Layla the beagle. They had a blast. I tried to get pictures of Molly playing but she's afraid of the camera...
Miss Molly is doing much better with Matt. I've been having him walk Scout and I walk with Molly. Before, Molly would tuck her tail and try to get as far away from Matt as possible. But, now she wants to walk beside him. If he tries to talk to her, she gets nervous. But, she is definately showing interest in getting to know him..."
And below are some great new pictures of the two:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Waggin Tails!

Scout and Molly are doing wonderfully! Scout has always been a happy, waggy, loving boy, and continues to thrive with Marcie and Matt loving on him. Molly is also becoming a happy, waggy girl! Here's an email update from Marcie:

"...Miss Molly is becoming very spunky! She was tring to play the whole time we were walking this morning. Then, she saw a bird and tried to chase it. She's turning into a nut just like Scout."

Scout and Molly will be staying with Marcie and Matt a bit longer, as we have been unable to find them a foster home together in the NE area. If you or anyone you know might be able to foster them, or wishes to adopt this sweet pair, please visit www.gdrne.com and fill out an adoption application. Scout and Molly are healthy and ready for their forever home!

On another note, Great Dog Rescue is holding a Meet & Greet on Saturday June 27th from 11-1 at 259 Ayer Rd. in Harvard, MA. If you've been searching for a furry companion, or are interested in fostering or volunteering, please join us! We'll have lots of cutie pies available for snuggling!