Colette I am just seeing this. I have been on (and still am) on vacation and so I have been missing some things.
I think an Aussie Golden mix must be the perfect dog (but I think all dogs are perfect dogs really). But those two breeds — how lovely. Yin and Yang really! The bossy Aussie combined with the fun loving playful Golden? Sounds like perfection. And Molly sounds wonderful. How sad to have to see her decline. And how absolutely loving to know when it is her time. They do tell us don’t they? I’m so sorry for your loss of Molly as it is never easy. Yes, they leave too soon. Always.
Our yellow lab Arrow let us know and I am forever grateful for being able to cue into her enough to hear her. You may have read her story here. She was a special girl and letting her go was one of the hardest things we have ever done. It was a crazy time too. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in April. We were headed on a trip to Hawaii at the end of May and while we didn’t want to go away and leave her our vet thought that would be fine. She assured us that we had enough time. About two weeks before our trip, she could no longer stand up. The fear in her eyes was palpable and her message to us was clear. Heartbreaking. But I’m also comforted to know it was the right thing. She really did let us both know.
Abby and Kozmo are absolutely adorable. I hope they bring you lots of joy, love, and laughter in the years to come!