- Pets and Animals
It's Family Vacation Time--Oh Where, Oh Where Does the Little Dog Go?
Mollee Plans Her Own Summer Vacation
Meet Mollee, the Shorkie--Mollee's breed is a cross between a Yorkie and a Shih Tzu. She is a happy little dog who listens well and tries hard to please.
Mollee lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area with her family--Michael, Melissa, McKinlee, and Mason. When they adopted her, it was a given that her name too would start with an "M". And when they all agreed, she became known as Mollee Pup. Mollee really loves her family and is very happy and well cared for. She loves playing with the twins McKinlee and Mason. McKinlee treats her like a true diva from providing her with a doggie wardrobe to doggie hair dye for her hair. McKinlee even paints Mollee's nails!
The story begins when Mollee's summer started with a dilemma. Her family planned a vacation to the Bahamas and she could not travel along. Staying in a kennel seemed very distasteful to her, so Mollee got busy finding other options.
Mollee found a solution for her problem--she decided that staying with Melissa's sister (that would be me) was a fantastic idea. She thought, "It will be a fun, get away for a little vacation of my very own." Mollee has always gotten along well with me and my husband when we visit her family. When we learned of Mollee's need, we were happy to let her stay at our home for a vacation of her own. She is a welcome companion and eager to be part of whatever you are doing. Mollee and I will share some of the adventures she experienced during our week together . . .
Mollee's "Major Diva" Bed and Pet Carrier
Mollee enjoys time in her bed as well as sitting my your side. She has a comfortable bed that looks very similar to this one. Hers is camo with pink accents and "Major Diva" is written in silver on the bottom. All dogs need a bed to call their own.
The pet carrier below is a big help for many other times than just when you are traveling somewhere. It also comes in handy when you have to leave your pet at home for a short period. Mollee does not like to be left alone but we all know that there are places that dogs are just not supposed to go.
Mollee likes her bed; this one is similar in design. She likes to take an afternoon nap in her camo bed. Her bed is pictured below in the photo gallery.
This pet carrier is a must when taking care of a dog. It is easy to transport and also makes a comfortable place for sleeping. This zebra print also goes along with the Diva Dog theme. Mollee's accessory bag looks just like this one.
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The Song That Inspired Mollee Pup's Name
Mollee the Companion
Trusting, Involved, and Content
My husband and I travel too much to be dog owners but it is nice to dog sit for brief periods now and then. We can enjoy the company of a dog without the constant responsibility and it helps out my sister and her family--so it is a win/win for us both. Since Mollee stayed with family, she also felt more at home and experienced some new things. Staying with us would have to be more fun for her than staying in a kennel.
During Mollee's visit,we traveled to our daughter's house and Mollee played with Samson. Mollee also visited our daughter-in-law and our two grandchildren from Florida who happened to be in Texas while Mollee was with us. While at our daughter-in-law's parents house, Mollee met many new friends and also became acquainted with a dachshund named Duke. Both dogs had to remain on a leash and Mollee growled at Duke through almost the entire visit. She showed no fear even though he was bigger than her.
Mollee is a very emotional dog. She likes to be connected and know where you are every minute. She is very alert and keeps an eye on everything. She says much with her eyes. She is also a great TV watching companion and is very content with whatever is going on.
Samson & Mollee
Mollee's Treats and Eats! - Cranberry & Yogurt Snacks, Dentastix, and Science Diet Small Bites Dog Food
Mollee really, really likes these and would probably be content to eat them rather than her food. They can be used as a real motivation to get Mollee to do whatever you need her to.
Mollee loves her treats but also enjoys these other doggie menu items as part of her daily diet...
Mollee looks forward to her Dentastix treat twice daily. They are a great idea for doggie preventive maintenance for teeth and gums.
Mollee enjoys eating her Science Diet Small Bites and needs no coaxing at dinner time.
This dog food comes in small pieces which make it perfect for a small dog like Mollee. It also has no disagreeable odor like some dog foods have--it is neutral and pleasant, not strong and smelly.
Leaving Your Pet for Vacation Time
Where do you leave your pet when you take a vacation?
Mollee Meets Magnet
Cats and Dogs Really Do Not Like Each Other
Mollee thought "Oh keep me away from that cat before she scratches my nose! I have heard stories about what she does to other dogs! But if I have to be around her, I will face her head on and have no fear!"
Mollee knew that Magnet could be unpredictable and she needed to be on her toes around the cat.
While safely inside the house, Mollee sits on the back of the couch and looks out the window into the front yard. She would often see Magnet sauntering by and would bark long and loud while Magnet was in sight. But Magnet was unaffected by Mollee's barks and seemed to not even notice the noise at all.
Read Magnet's Story in the Featured Lens Below
Mollee's Favorite Toy
Mollee loves playing catch and/or fetch with her personal toy, Eeyore. She is happy to share in a game almost anytime. Eeyore is almost as big as Mollee but that doesn't stop her from picking him up and sailing him across the room.
Mollee's plush Eeyore is a very durable toy. It's great for Mollee's entertainment and remains undamaged through many tosses, bites, and flights through the air.
Mollee's Pretty Pink Accent
Paint Your Tail Pink! - The Latest Fashion Statement in Doggie World
Before Mollee's visit, she let McKinlee dye her tail pink. It's the latest fashion statement for your diva dog and Mollee trusted McKinlee's advice that it would look great! The results were fabulous and added a new dimension to her diva dog beauty.
Mollee advises that you can get your own dog hair dye and give it a try. Mollee is sure that your dog will thank you for giving her the newest amazing look for all beautiful doggies. Many fabulous colors are available!
Mollee's Fashion Show - In Her Stylin' Doggie DudsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Mollee's Wardrobe - Selections from the Build-A-Bear Collection
The Build-A-Bear line of clothes fits Mollee perfectly. She has a colorful and shiny wardrobe and she looks great in all her shirts and dresses. These little clothes are also functional to keep a tiny, little dog warm during the cold winter months or during air conditioned summer days.
Mollee posed for photos in her beautiful clothes, which are included in the photo gallery above.
All photos are from the personal collection of Deborah Leigh Alexander.