There is a grump-a-potamus in our house.

No, I am not the grump-a-potamus. It’s Molly!

Ever since Mom and Molly got home on Saturday from the adoption event, Molly is incredibly grumpy. She’s growling at everything. She even bit Macy and me when the neighbor’s dog came up to the fence and got her all riled up.

Mom is positive Molly knows what is going on and she’s acting out out of fear and sadness. Heck, even Mom was crying and mad on Saturday. She said it was so hard to sit there watching people walk by Molly’s cage with interest but then seeing that she needs to be an only dog and walking away. They would say things like, “Oh, she looks so sad,” “Look at that sweet face,” “She looks like she’s had a hard life,” etc. Each one killed Mom to hear.

It would have been different if Molly came to us as a foster situation but she didn’t. This was supposed to be her forever home.

We know it’s not our fault and we’re not looking for reassurance. We’re just venting.

Anywho, we’re doing the best we can right now. We’re trying not to keep Molly caged but at the first sign of aggression, she goes in her crate. Mom always offers to let her go in the bedroom but 90% of the time she chooses her crate.

Our friends at Furever FriendzΒ rescue have offered to put Molly up as the Dog of the Month on their site and they will also be adding her as one of the adoptables on their Pet Tango profile.

We’re gonna get through it. One step at a time.

There might be a couple growlies in the meantime, though.


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. I bet Molly can read your Mom’s emotions. Plus the whole thing of being in a cage or confined area with people looking at her, just like she experienced at the shelter. She knows something unhappy is going on. She doesn’t understand yet that it will all work out to the best for her. Stay safe, Noodle Noddle sweetie bumpkins. I need you in one piece to go dancing with me! ❀

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  2. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    We are here for you to vent whenever you need or want to. In the meantime I’m praying and sending you cuddles, love and hugs.

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  3. nordhuesn says:

    Mom’s eyes are leaking just a bit. She knows how hard this is for all of you. Your mom is right that Molly knows what’s going on to some degree. Hang in there.

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  4. We’re keeping all of you guys in our thoughts here. I can’t even imagine how hard this is for you.

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  5. Princess Leah says:

    Doing the right thingy is not always doing the easiest thingy. I nose you will find her the pawfect home, it may take time and I am sending you lots and lots of luffs and cuddles even if yous a grumpy paws, luffs you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. Sounds like your parents are being alert and vigilant in keeping you safe from Molly’s growliness. Meanwhile, you all just do what you’re doing – put one foot in front of the other till the hard stuff is over. Hang in there.

    Love and licks,

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  7. Aww…Puppydoc’s heart breaks a little to hear this. 😦 Poor Molly…poor mommy…poor Noodle! It’s a hard time for everyone. Sending hugs and licks your way. πŸ™‚

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  8. Our paws are crossed that Molly finds the perfect forever home. We can only imagine how hard this is for all of you.

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  9. I’m sure this is super hard for all of you but obviously it’s the best thing to do for her sake and your sake as well…….Molly WILL find her forever…..and your hearts will heal….you did the very best anyone could do!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  10. fredrieka says:

    poor Molly a pawsome person will come. Momwithoutpaws had adopted a senior pet last year Bonnie was in a shelter for 3 years before Momwithoutpaws took her home. She was sick and blind. But we had fun for six months before she went over the rainbow bridge. There is a pawson for every pawbabie

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  11. Piglove says:

    Hogs and snout kisses my sweet friend. Molly – you hang in there my girl. It’s going to happen. XOXO – Bacon

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  12. Oh, this is a hard thing and she must sense it. We will cross our paws for a furever placement very soon!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. cocoabean2225 says:

    Oh goodness this is a difficult time in your house but you will get through it. We are sending prayers to you all that Molly knows she is loved and is going to find her forever home and it will all be the way it is supposed to be for you all. Hugs to you all!!

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  14. maggie0019 says:

    😦 I’m so sorry. Hang in there. Woof! Liz and Maggie

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  15. Grandma says:

    Hi Noodle….I know how difficult this is for all of you but your safety is most important. We don’t know what makes Molly so grumpy. Is it her teeth, the way she was raised or something else? You and your parents are very strong people and will get through this. I love you all very much…..Grandma ❀ ❀

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  16. Deziz World says:

    She knows. Mommy sed sis Lexi knew and she got down right mean till mommy told her she wuld never go anywhere again. We know y’all can’t keep Molly and dat what yous duin’ is da bestest fur her. She will be much happier when she’s da queen of da castle and hers own yard. Sendin’ purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle mee Moodle an Lady Samantha what a sad sittyuashun fr ALL of youss’. Mee finkss Lexi hit thee so-called ‘nail on thee head’ about Molly feelin those ‘old’ feelinss an ree-actin bye beein a Grumpy-potamuss!!!
    Lady Samantha yur doin all you can tokeep Noolde an Macy anyurselvess safe an still luvvin Molly an that iss trulee wunderfull an unselfish. Sum peepl wood just dump her off an leeve her. Yur her Guardian Angel till her next Angel appeerss….
    Mee will send up sum purrayerss to Buudha Kat to gve your strength an help Molly calm down an fur her to find her fur-ever home!!
    ***nose bumpsss*** an ~~ear licksss~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~ xxxxx

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  18. corkscot says:

    Animals are intuitive. Our thoughts are with you.

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  19. DZ Dogs says:

    I’m so sorry. 😦 Having fostered we definitely know what it feels like when a doggy doesn’t work out… Tell your mama she’s doing a great job and to keep her chin up, she’s doing what’s best for everyone!
    Sorry you guys are having to go through this.
    Wags & Kisses from Dante and Ziva!

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  20. speedyrabbit says:

    Mummy is doing a great job with you all,but she needs to reign in her emotions about the whole situation,you pups pick up on that and react to what she is feeling.Mummy needs to be a strong loving pack lead and show lots of positive energy to you all,including Molly.No sadness because it makes you all sad too.When the right home for Molly turns up you have a big party together to say good bye,Just happy thoughts,xx Rachel

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  21. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry evrywun is feeling so mutch stress but we no yoo ar dooing wot is best for evrywun inklooding molly!!! saya and i ar sending lots of tail wags for her to find her noo forever home soon!!! ok bye

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  22. Allison Gray says:

    So disappointing πŸ˜” Sending positive thoughts your way.

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  23. Oh Noodle, so sorry. This must be just awful for you and the entire crew. Sending pawsitve thoughts your way it gets resolved and Ms. Molly can find her forever loving home soon. ღ

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