sleep gently sweet Molly

a pet shop window smudged from her tiny nose pressing against the glass

three little girls creeping from their beds in the middle of the night to sleep with her on the kitchen floor so that she wouldn’t be frightened in her new home

summer vacations

Christmas holidays

bounding through the tall hay in the pastures at the farm

long meandering walks in the autumn woods

ploughing through deep snow drifts

my garden

bedtime

always with us – always happy

her morning walks with Ralph became difficult

silence

darkness

yesterday she left us the same way that she came to our family

in my arms

sleep gently sweet puppy

our little Molly Dolly

painting by my dad, George Chase

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