. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Molly and Addi

June 5, 2014

Molly and Addi


I may be an emotional baby these days, but looking at these pictures could honestly make me cry.  I have always loved Molly, and was happy she was our dog, but I did not appreciate her nearly as much as I do now.  We've been so lucky with Molly since she was a puppy, as she has always been a super sweet, wonderful dog.  But watching her love Addilyn, or more like watching her let Addilyn love her, has made me appreciate her even more.  


It was a rough transition for Molly when Addilyn was born.  She went from having lots of attention (especially from Chris) to getting quite a lot less those first few months.  Addilyn didn't know she existed and I felt like she got in the way, when so much of my attention and energy was going towards Addilyn.  Molly spent a lot of time eating diapers and I spent a lot of time being annoyed.  It took a few months to get into a routine and attempting to do a better job loving on Molly too.  

(Molly sympathizes with my squinty eye problem when smiling for the camera.)

I think around five months Addilyn started really noticing and loving Molly.  Since then (and still to this day) every nap and every morning when I go get Addilyn, Molly follows me into the room and Addilyn looks over my shoulder and starts flailing her arms and smiles so big for Molly.  The rare occasion where she doesn't follow me in there, Addilyn looks all around until we go get her.  

 

If Addilyn is fussy or crabby, I can call Molly over and she almost always stops crying and gets so excited to see Molly.  Now that she's crawling everywhere, she always goes up to Molly and lays her head on her stomach and it is the sweetest thing ever.   She recently learned to go get Molly's ball or toy and pick them up, crawl over and put them in Molly's mouth.  And she's quickly learned it's more fun to feed Molly than herself when sitting in her highchair.  I figure it's Molly's reward for putting up with Addilyn being all over her. 


Molly will often lay outside Addilyn's room when she's napping or before we go to bed, when Addi is already sleeping.  It makes me so happy that she's grown to love her and I know wants to protect her.


We sure do love our Molly and hope we have her around for a long time!

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23 comments:

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how Molly protects her, that's the best!

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw. This warmed my heart. I've noticed that quite a few of my friends that are new parents seem to forget about their pets (and some even gave their pets away). It's just so nice to see that you're still appreciating Molly and that she was able to adjust to a new baby. They seem like they are going to be best buds.

<3 Jackie
http://ournashvillelife.com

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this! Such an even-tempered dog to put up with a baby, right?

Linnea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so sweet.

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh. You know I love this sooooo much. D & C are so much the same way and it makes me heart swell!! I LOVE it and cannot wait for them to grow up together.

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I feel so girly guilty for our dog's lack of attention and my lack of patience with him. JaiseAnn just started noticing him and she reaches to pet him. I hope we can get to this point.

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm tearing up just looking at these pictures. Beautiful!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beyond precious.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww. I definitely teared up reading through this. I've got to admit that I'm nervous about how my dogs are going to transition with the baby in a few months, but I'm hoping it will go as wonderfully as it did for you.

Nadine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

As a mom to a sweet golden myself, this makes my heart happy. Your Addi is going to be a dog lover for life now!

Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This just made me cry! Your Molly is an absolute doll! I love her love for Addilyn, Watching them "grow older" together will be the best for you! Continue to enjoy it and I can ONLY hope that Rascal will be as amazing with our little bundle to be! <3

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Goldens are the best! I so miss our sweet Tyler that we lost last spring. He was the girls first dog, and a wonderful pet and part of the family. Fabulous pictures Katie!!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh, these photos are so sweet! I love seeing how the two of them have bonded!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww... I love getting a glimpse of their special relationship!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this post, so, so much! I hope my baby and dogs are the same way! This brought tears to my eyes - in a really happy way!

Erin @ Love, the Campbells said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is the sweetest ever. Jack is finally starting to come around to Addison but he's not nearly all lovey dovey with her yet. He's more like sitting on the same blanket with her/not walking out of the room when she's in there. I hope he eventually gets to Molly's point!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! So sweet to see the relationship that they have developed...further proof that every family needs a dog!

Crystal Nell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Precious!

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, these photos are just the cutest - I am glad they get along so well!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think this is one of the sweetest posts ever! They are absolutely adorable together! So glad Adi is interacting with her more and Molly is just loving the attention...she seems so good with her :)

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

They are so adorable and sweet together! I hope my dog is just as sweet and protective of my kids one day.

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this post!! I sooo can't wait to see Noah I with our goldens!! Goldens make the best family dogs!! Love all the pictures of them! An unbreakable bond!!

Pisceanchick said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awwww love this!