Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Molly Meets and Greets on Mt. Major

Molly at the start of her climb up Mt. Major
My first challenger for the foster dog summit could not have been better suited for the meet and greet adventure than Miss Molly with her exquisite doggie manners.

Located in the heart of New Hampshire's Lakes Region, Mt. Major is a popular hiking destination for both people and pets which provides stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee from its 1,786 ft. summit. 

Molly and I began our trip to the summit of Mt. Major at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the morning of July 10, 2011.  Molly's backpack carried treats from Polka Dog Bakery, a collapsible water bowl and, of course, a few plastic bags so we could abide by the carry in/carry out rules for doggie pits stops. 

Molly meets Jeffrey and Taylor on the trail
During our ascent up the Boulder Loop Trail, we stopped for a number of photos and visits with other hikers and their dogs.  Everyone was interested in meeting Molly and promised to convey her details to any family members and friends who were currently looking to adopt a canine companion.

Molly conquered the trail with such purposeful enjoyment! 

Waiting for us at the summit was an amazing view of Lake Winnipesaukee and even more dogs and their hiking companions who were happy to make acquaintance with Molly and pose for photos.

Molly and I on the summit of Mount Major
In between conversations and a few snacks, Molly and I took several more photos and decided that we would return via the Main Trail.  It was approximately 11:15 a.m. when Molly and I began our descent.

During our journey back down the mountain, we stopped and chatted with a couple of hikers who commented, "Molly looks just like Benji but with dark hair!"

I have to agree that Molly does have that irresistible Benji appeal about her.  I am also a huge fan of the movie that debuted in theaters in late 1974.  Benji was the first film that I got to see in a movie theater.  The dog Higgins that played Benji was also rescued from the local animal shelter.

Obviously, the message of the movie stuck with me as it did with countless other moviegoers in the 1970s.  It has been estimated that Benji inspired over 1 million dog adoptions from animal shelters.

Definitely Benji in dark fur!
Molly is fortunate to be able to reside in foster care while she awaits her forever home.  She was rescued from an overcrowded animal shelter where her opportunities to be properly trained and socialized were severely limited as compared to the individualized attention that she receives in her foster home.  Molly's permanent placement will also open up a foster home for another deserving dog in need.

If you are interested in learning more about this super friendly, approximately one year old terrier mix, you may visit and share Molly's adoption page.  If you would like to learn more about becoming a foster family for another dog in need of rescue, please contact Canine Guardians for Life.

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