Molly

Sketch of border collie
Sketch of dog created with ArtRage android app on Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Molly’s first family mistreated her. She had to be rescued. 

The stress made her anxious and even more agitated. This made her less likely to be adopted, especially by a family with young children.

Frantic dogs need a lot of time and patience. 

At the beginning, she ate rocks, licked walls and furniture. She also had the bad habit of jumping on people. 

First, I had to earn her trust, and then I could teach her to control her emotions. 

Sketching her resting calmly was rewarding. 

Molly and I still enjoy quiet times together.

By Joanne McKinnon

Artist and author.