Mollie is in my life as almost a direct response to my son Will’s, diagnosis of bipolar disorder. I started drinking, a lot, daily, to cope with the disruption in my not so perfect life, as the challenge of living with a newly ill son, was more than I could handle.
Eventually, the increase in alcohol consumption and the inability to stop, got me to AA. During a particularly tough stretch, my AA sponsor suggested getting a dog. When your sponsor suggests something, it is a good idea to take their advice. So I called my sister to find out the name of the kennel where she got her chocolate lab. Then I called “Mel”, the owner of the kennel and asked how long it would be before she had a chocolate lab puppy. 3-4 months was the reply, and I asked her to send me the necessary paperwork for a deposit. Two days later, I received an email with the subject “Molly” and a picture of a 6 month old black lab.
When I was 5, my parents got our first dog. Molly, a black lab. I flew to Boston the next day to pick up Mollie. She is the sweetest, most loving companion, a constant joy and I love having her in my life.❤️