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A Beagle's Journey - Our Wonderful Pet

Updated on August 13, 2015

Molly, our beagle

We love Molly, and she has quite the story to tell. There is one part I cannot help her to share, as we first met her in a shelter, someone had given her up for adoption. We were so lucky to find her, and I loved her instantly, and we adopted her. I wonder what happened to her before she came to us though.

We were in a position to get a new dog, and what better place than from an animal shelter where they need homes?  This was when we lived in Texas, and there were so many dogs there. She was put in a cage with many other dogs and they all wanted my attention, and she seemed overwhelmed, sad, and in the back.  When I walked by the cage, her eyes held mine, and she looked so sad. Now I know that look well, and its usually when she is trying to "work" me, hehe. 

I didn't have any intention of bringing a dog home that day, or money for payments, etc.  Plus I needed to talk to my husband. I was so worried someone would take her in that time. The people that brought her in, said she was a pure bred beagle, but I am not so sure, and there are no papers. To me, it mattered not, she was so sweet and beautiful to me.

We were lucky enough to get her and bring her home. :) 

One day, many months later, we were getting to move north a bit, to the mid west area. One of the boys friends let her out and she got a hold of something awful and poisonous.  We found her, and I tried to pick her up, later that night, and she screamed like she was in pain. Next morning, blood all over the house, I freaked out, and found her curled up and she looked dead in the bathroom, hiding. :(  We knew it was life or death, and got her to the vet fast.  A friend of ours, he said, " I am going to be honest with you, she is dying, and the poison looks like one we have seen before, and she likely will not make it." I was devastated, and knew I had to tell our boys, right before our move, that our dog was probably going to die.  Being such a stressful time anyway, I couldn't imagine having to bury our dog too, one we loved so much. Her body was succumbing to the poison, unable to overcome it and eliminate it. 

My boys, said something to me on the way to "visit" her in the animal hospital.   Here I was, tryign not to cry, and they ask, "Mom, why don't you just pray for her? Pray she will live!"  LIke them.  To be honest, this made me feel worse, not better, at first. I was thinking, "aww, she is dying, she can't make it, if you pray you will just be disapointed, etc."  BUT, because of what I believe, and because we had seen so many other answered prayers, we decided to.  I prayed out loud, very simple but bold, that she would live.

You can see in the pictures, she was very sick, had an IV and everything.  The doctor said it was good the boys came to say goodbye to her. I prayed one more quick prayer for her, when no one was looking, as I was touching her little paw...and she was looking so sad at me. 

I left, feeling much better, and told the boys that whatever was meant to be, would be, etc. They didn't seem to worried, like they knew it would be ok. We got a call later, that Molly's blood work was better, and bleeding had slowed, and they could try one more charcoal treatment, though she wouldn't like it.  I said, yes please, anything....  She lived through it all, and prayers were answered, and she needed some special herbs to help repair a very damaged liver. It was Milk thistle, and another thing too.  We took our time on our move, and she adjusted well to the new place.

We still have her today, and she is a joy, though very spoiled as you can imagine.  Shes been through a couple other things as well, physically, and is still seeming to go strong. What a joy, and her journey isn't over yet. ;) 

The pictures are in chrongological order.

Some pictures I took of Molly

She is posing so pretty here, I just love her!
She is posing so pretty here, I just love her! | Source
Treats, Molly's favorite thing, besides a good walk :)
Treats, Molly's favorite thing, besides a good walk :) | Source
Molly in the animal hospital. They told us she would die, and it was almost a 100% chance.
Molly in the animal hospital. They told us she would die, and it was almost a 100% chance. | Source
Poor Molly, trying to hold on, she has an IV drip here.
Poor Molly, trying to hold on, she has an IV drip here. | Source
All better and in new state now!!
All better and in new state now!! | Source
Molly Playing with one of her chew toys that squeaks
Molly Playing with one of her chew toys that squeaks | Source
A cute and funny shot of our beagle, Molly.
A cute and funny shot of our beagle, Molly. | Source


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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Eddy, oh thank you so much for your sweet comments. I can tell that your beagle Lassie was a dear friend, and I love that you have such great memories with her.

      Do you know, that I can't picture losing my pet, and I don't look forward to that at all. I am just enjoying her now while I can. She has aged some since these photos, and when I look back as well as see her now I just have to smile. She looks basically the same, and is such a pretty dog in my opinion. I found her in a crowded dog shelter in Arkansas, if you can believe that. She was so scared, not barking and trying to get attention like the others. I don't know her history up to that point. I just know that I love her so much, and can't imagine not having her. She is very attached to me, and thinks its the best thing when I come home at the end of the day, isn't that sweet? Appreciate your visit here, you made my day. :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh Molly is truly beautiful.

      As I have stated in my comment to another of your great hubs; my best childhod friend was my Beagle Lassie. Oh how I loved her and have never forgotten.

      IMolly is truly beautiful as well and I am envious. Where we live at the moment the landlord does not allow dogs ; but this doesn't stop me from enjoying brilliant hubs like this one.

      An up up and away here without a doubt.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Awww thank you so much Spiritwind. :)

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      Spiritwind 7 years ago

      There is nothing more amazing then divine guidance sought after and delivered. Beagles are just wonderful dogs. Molly is very blessed to have you as a human

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      Paula 8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Enelle, thank you so much, I also like happy endings, and thank you for your kind words. :)

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      Paula 8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Jill, thank you so much for that. Yes, she is a strong little dog lol, and now, very spoiled, but I am trying to not spoil her too much :)

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I just love happy endings :D such a beautiful dog!

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      A. Jill 8 years ago

      Wow..she's a strong hearted little dog. I'm so glad her story has a happy ending!

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      Paula 8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Anna for stopping by, and for your words. :)

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      awcase 8 years ago

      I love beagles they are cool dogs. i have a great video about beagles. how to take care of them and stuff. this is a great hub ocean. thx for sharing. So happy that molly is doing much better. she is lucky to have a great family as yours.