Aw, I think Molly is a great name. Much nicer than Mary. A friend of mine has two collies, one of which is called Molly the Collie.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
"I think the most interesting observation was made to me by a senior politician, who said, 'Fine, John, we accept your science, but we have to offer farmers a carrot. And the only carrot we can possibly give them is culling badgers" .
Professor John Bourne (Chair of the Independent Scientific Group (ISG) on bovine TB)
Actually, they don't seem to miss us that badly which is fine with me. I'd have trouble with a mother whining on the phone that we haven't been there in ages and we should visit her again and she is so lonely without us. I'm happy they have a life without us.
The unfortunate thing about pet ownership is that it tends to end on a low note. It can be hard to place that last bit in context with the rest of the experience as a whole, especially in the short term.
Yes! In loose terms, the end is proportionately worse to how good the good bits were. The better the good bits were, the more loss you feel, even though the same thing has happened, especially after a long time.