Holly was only 8.
From the moment we saw this dog in a corn field on our way home from visiting my husbands family on December 24, 2005, Holly came into our home and immediately made it HER HOUSE!
She was a BIG girl, but weighed only 79 pounds and was skin and bones. We also found out she had tapeworms, so she definitely would not have lived much longer in the freezing cold of winter, with no food.
This picture shows just how thin she was. We could see every rib, her hip bones and feel every bone in her spine. But, she was SO happy to finally get love and attention, and FOOD!
She was even small enough to fit on the recliner! But that sure didn't last long!
10 months later, you can see she is quite the fat and happy Malagal!
Although she ruled her house with an iron paw, she was such a snuggle baby! She absolutely LOVED cuddling!
Snuggling with me.
Snuggling with dad.
Or, napping with dad.
And, of course, snuggling with her best Malabro Summi's mummi!
But, most especially, she LOVED snuggling with her baby Khady! The bond was immediate, and the two were absolutely inseparable!
I hope you will come back to visit each day this week as I continue to share this incredible girl with you all. And, thank you all SO MUCH for your thoughts, prayers, and words of kindness. Although I can't stop crying when I read them, they mean the world to me!