Every year, on January 10th, we celebrate Noodle Day aka my Gotcha Day. Today is my 4th Gotcha Day!!!

I’ve grown up so much since then (and lost a LOT of hair!):




If you don’t know how my Gotcha Day happened, check it out here: https://noodle4president.wordpress.com/about/


I’m sure a lot of you are wondering what’s going on with Molly.

Mom and Dad have been very careful when all of us are in a room together. We are never alone with her.

When Mom and Dad leave, Molly and Macy are crated. It’s always been that way because Macy is…well, Macy…and Molly has separation anxiety.

Molly hasn’t been allowed to sleep in bed with us. The first night she was in her crate and last night she slept on the couch.

When she gets grumbly, instead of Mom giving a firm “NO!” and crating her, Mom has been trying to calm her down. It seems to be making a difference.

Something is definitely wrong with Molly. She isn’t eating all of her food and when she does, it takes about 30 minutes.

She’s more lethargic than usual and just seems un-phased by a lot of stuff.

Yesterday afternoon, Mom was sitting in the recliner and called Molly up onto her lap for cuddles. Molly got her front feet up okay but then got stuck. Mom went to help her up, grabbing her stomach area, and Molly growled (something is definitely wrong). She laid in Mom’s lap for an hour. Hopefully the blood work will reveal all the answers.

In the meantime, Mom’s just trying to keep us all really calm. She has smelly-goods burning in the house, the TV is off, and she’s had minimal lights on.

We’re all just taking it easy…one second at a time.

I’ve been acting a bit funny. Shaking at random times and not laying in my normal spots. I do a lot of peeking around corners. It’s making Mom really sad. I heard her tell Dad that she thinks I’m broken and she hopes it’s not permanent. I’m not sure yet.


We’re all out of sorts.


Macy is getting a bit stir-crazy because calm and Macy are like oil and water. She doesn’t understand.

Mom told me to show you guys this picture to lighten the mood:


This was from Friday. Macy hopped up on Mom’s lawn chair to soak up some rays for a few.


I laid with Mom for a few as well before retiring to my trusty old mat that’s full of dirt and sand.

Anywho, I’m gonna go lay down for a little. I’ll catch up with you all later.


About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Happy Gotcha Day dear Noodle! I’m so glad you found the bestest home a little pup can ask for. That was my fear too that something is wrong with Molly, maybe she has pains and that’s what makes her grumpy? I hope the bloodwork comes back without bad news…. you had enough sad things to solve last year it would be darned unfair if 2016 brings sorrows and tears again to your crib.

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  2. nordhuesn says:

    You were (and still are), so darn adorable! Molly sure sounds like there is aphysical issue and hopefully the tests will reveal something. Happy Gotcha Day! Macy is so funny.

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  3. colinandray says:

    Hi Noodle Shmoodle Buddy. My Mom had an interesting thought. She said that if there was something wrong with you. Molly may well sense it and not know how to react. Knowing how incredibly amazing our senses are ….. she may be onto something! Just another possibility. Woof! Ray.

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    • Hmmmm….interesting. Do I feel okay? Now that you mention it, I’m not sure. Mom just told me she’s going to be extra observant of me, especially if Molly’s results come back negative. Thanks for always looking out for me Ray!

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  4. speedyrabbit says:

    Sounds like you and Macy need to get out and expend some energy have fun to make you feel better.As for Molly if their is a physical problem with her it could explain some of her behaviour….we all get grumpy when we don’t feel well,paws crossed that something shows in her blood work,keeping you all in our thoughts,xx Speedy and Mum Rachel

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  5. Happy gotcha day, Noodle honey. Sweetie, I understand how you feel. You had a new BFF and then she tried to kill you. Keep being careful. I love you! ❤

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  6. Happy GotchaDay, N. I’m glad your parents are watching all of you carefully. I wonder what the blood work will say. I’m not sure what the happy ending will be to all of this. Taking it one second at a time is all you can do for now. Hang in there, buddy.

    Love and licks,

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  7. Oh Noodle…….I feel bad about Molly but I really was so frightened to hear about what happened to you. Hoping that Molly is OK too – sounds like she’s got something medically going on. I’m thinking you’re just still a bit nervous around her – you had a comfort zone with her which was violated and it’s HARD to come back from that kind of frightening experience. It sounds like your Mom and Dad are working hard to keep things “normal” but the atmosphere probably HAS changed. It’s hard to get trust back once you’ve lost it. Be brave little guy………we’re pulling for ALL of you!!

    Love, Sammy

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    • That’s very true. I’ve shown her my belly before. I did trust her very much. I’m not used to big dogs being mean. Khia was so nice and Macy is too dumb to be mean. I hope you’re right and I’ll feel better soon. Thanks for the love. *ear licks*


  8. Mrs P says:

    I hope you are enjoying your Gotcha day, sending you all lots of love and hope everything works out for the best 🙂

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  9. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Happy Gotcha day Noodle, from the Pups and Kitties! Our Margret said it sure sounds like Molly has something physically wrong with her that’s making her be so growly and grumbly. We’ll sure be glad when your folks get her test results back so you all have an idea of what is going on. Noodle, Margret asked us to make sure to tell your mom that she is doing a great job with all of you and to not doubt and be so hard on herself. There are very few people with as much love in their hearts as your Mom and Dad. She said that she’s still praying for all of you and bets that you’ll be back to your old self soon.
    “Licks and pup grins” to you all and hugs and gentle cuddles from our Margret

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  10. Frankie and Ernie says:


    We hope that the dogtor can give some answers as to what is going on with Molly… When we live in a PACK like you do… if ONE of us is OUTTA SORTS… we all tend to act differently.

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  11. Deziz World says:

    Happy Gotchaday Noodle. Sendin’ purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  12. Murphy & Stanley says:

    We hope everyone is getting back to feeling better soon!!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. corkscot says:

    HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! Shelby will have her day very soon.We hopes that there are answers soon.

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  14. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy gotcha day and menny happy reeterns!!! i am so sorry to heer abowt the sitchooayshun with molly i hope the vetnameez peepul kan eksplayn wot is going on and a gud treetment kan be fownd and she settels in to be a part of yore famly for yeers to come!!! ok bye

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  15. gahlearner says:

    Happy Gotcha day, Noodle. It really looks as if something’s not ok with Molly’s health, and that would explain a lot. Let’s see what the vet results bring.

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  16. cocoabean2225 says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Noodle!! It is a difficult time for your family with all that is going on but it will be ok. I am sending you all kinds of prayers.

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  17. Charlie says:

    Crikey Noodle ….. happy gotcha day!! Well as happy as it can be at the moment. You’ve got a bit going on there, aye?? Icecream …… tell Mom to get you some icecream. Icecream makes EVERY day a happy day and its compulsory on Birthdays and gotcha days.

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  18. maggie0019 says:

    happy happy G-day Noodle and I hope the Vet has some answers for your Mom….paws crossed fur you little one and your family…

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  19. Happy Noodle Day! You sure have “grown up” since your mom brought you home 🙂 I hope you find out what’s going on with Molly and that everyone gets back to normal. We’re thinking of all of you!

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  20. Fingers and paws crossed that everyone feels better soon. We are sending pawsitive puppy healing thoughts your way. Be well my friend and thanks for the Macy smile. ღ

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  21. Nylabluesmum says:

    Happy happy happy 4th Gotcha Day Noodle mee Moodle!!! Woo Hoo!!!
    This iss pawtastick an so are you mee BFF 🙂
    Yur yard lookss so nice…ourss has over TWO feetss of snow inn it an more to come overnite!!!!
    Wee iss sorry yur a bit nervuss Noodle….mee finks with all thee uppyset you are feelin sennysitive…..Yur Mumma iss doin good bye all of youss’….keepin fingss quiet an low litess….LadyMum usess nite litess at nite (an makess a lot of type-o’ss) an at elebenty Pee Emm shee puttss on Fish TeeVee fur mee….if mee not inntersted shee puts on Fireplace Channelle an mee an her snuggle on thee couch! Shee sayss that werkss better than hollerin, mew mew mew….because mee hollers back! 😉
    Wee are BERRY worried about Molly……sumfing iss definitelee NOT rite an wee hopes you find out soon an shee can get meddysin. An maybe if shee can bee fixed fingss will bee better an shee can stay…..wee can hope…..
    Wee luvss you all so-o much!
    ***ear licksss*** an ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~ xxxxxxx

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day Noodle. You are a great friend and I hope your mom and dad get al this sorted out soon. Bet your mom’s heart is silently breaking.

    We love our friend and send healing vibes your way to help all the family.

    Nose Rubs,


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