My life started happily with brothers and sisters and a mother who loved us all, but all too soon my world changed.
Our mother was taken away and my family disappeared. I was alone and scared. My life as a breeder in a puppy mill had begun. I had beautiful puppies but they were taken away so fast I could not give them all the love they needed. Finally, after 8 years my body gave out and I was done having puppies. My world so far was a cage, being pregnant, having babies, having my babies taken away too soon. I knew no kindness, no sunshine, and no happiness.
Suddenly I was in a place people called an auction house. There were cages all around me with all different dogs in them. There was a lot of loud yelling and I was so afraid. After the loud yelling gentle hands lifted me and I was being held and talked to! I never had a name before but now I was Koki. I was so afraid, but a kind lady from GCCR told me I was beautiful and I would be happy for the rest of my life. Several other Cavaliers were put in a car with me and off we went to new lives!
After a busy few days at the Veterinary clinic, where I was checked over and had all my rotten teeth removed, I went to a home. I had a foster mom named Cathy who was kind and patient. I had a soft bed and good food. Cathy pampered me, I was learning what love meant, and I liked it.
Then again, my world changed.
One day a lady came to visit with her Cavalier, Pippin. He was very handsome and the lady was kind and gentle. Papers were signed and I was in a car again! I curled up next to Pippin because he seemed very brave, and I was so afraid.
My name was changed to Molly, because the lady’s son thought I looked like a Molly. My legs were weak from living in a crate for so long, but now I got stronger and stronger. After two weeks I could jump on the big sofa myself, it was my favorite place. I had many bad memories and fears. I wanted to trust these nice people but it was too soon.
My memories began to fade and I loved being with my family. We took long trips in the car to a home far away. It was fun there and we walked on beautiful trails and there was a screen porch with a cozy bed just for me.
My best friend, Pippin didn’t wake up one morning and my Mom cried. I was lonely and Mom and I went to visit my foster Mom, Cathy. We met a nice Cavalier named Marty. I had to be the brave one now because Marty was so afraid, he was from a puppy mill too.
Now I have been to parties with other Cavaliers and met so many nice people and Cavaliers! My other brother, Jesse, joined our family so I have two brothers to play with. We all live in South Carolina now. I sleep a lot, my heart got too big so I take pills. I think it is because my heart is so filled with love.
My bad memories have faded and my life is wonderful. I take walks and sleep on the bed. Mom makes special treats for me, and I watch the squirrels play in the trees. For however long I have I will be loved and treasured.
I will be 12 this year and plan on making it a great year!
Molly’s Story written by Louise Spheeris
You are doing a great job Melissa! This site is going to be wonderful to keep everyone connected.
Hi there……am a hairstylist….and my client told me about your site!….i have 2 kc cavaliers!…..i was trying to find you on facebook?…..could you tell me your page name?
Click on one of the fb icons and it should take you there. Glad you found us here.
I am so very happy you have a forever home with such a loving family. The bad memories of the nightmare world of the puppy mill will all go away one day, while you continue to blossom into who you can be: happiness and love itself. You are a Cavalier, dear. That means you are love itself. Say hi to your mummy for me, will you? Thank you for that, dear. Good night, for now. Love, Shirley.