Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Molly of Pony Antiques

You may remember from a post last week that while we were searching for a real ghost town in Montana, we kind of ran out of road.  Not ones to give up that easily just because we (meaning Dad) can't read a map correctly, we decided to try to get to the top of that hill and find that ghost town from the other direction.  So off we went . . .

Have we mentioned that we (and Mom and Dad) are easily distracted by shiny objects, food and an assortment of other things?   We had to drive through a little town called "Pony" (isn't that just too adorable?) to get to the other end of that elusive road.  We love little towns, especially the ones that have just one main road running through the middle.  They're usually not that crowded, which suits us just fine, and they usually have a grassy place to stop and play.  And if Mom and Dad want to go in some shop that doesn't allow dogs, they can keep an eye on us from anywhere while we wait patiently in the car and bark "hello" at other dogs we see.  And weird statues!

Mom and Dad like to sniff around antique shops sometimes. They’re not professional antiquers (although they are antiques themselves – BOL!) and they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for. But, they’re always hoping to come away with some goofy treasure that might land them on the Antiques Roadshow and make them millionaires. So far, all they’ve gotten are some goofy treasures that probably aren’t worth what they paid for them. But, they have some fun so we let ‘em do it.

Anyway, they found Pony Antiques and figured this was probably the place where their undiscovered million dollar treasure waited.  Ummm, NOT!  They came back with some old silver buttons made from coins and a, um, pickle fork?!

But, they did meet a cutie pie named Molly that was helping her folks run the shop and being the official "greeter."  She graciously posed for several photos, but she was a dog of few words and didn't have time for an interview because of her shop duties and we didn't have time to wait around for her snack/potty break.  Daylight was awastin' and we had ghost towns to find.

Anyway, here for your viewing pleasure are the many faces of Molly -

How's this?  Is this my best side?

No, wait, I had my mouth open.

How's this side?  Do I look dark and mysterious?

Hmmm, wonder what's for dinner tonight?

And that's what I think of squirrels and baths!

Sorry Mom, didn't see you there.

Okay, enough with the picture taking. Now scram!

The Road Dogs (we can take a hint)


D.K. Wall said...

Molly is a cutie and does a great job as a greeter.

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Hee-hee! Molly is quite expressive, isn't she? You sure do meet the most interesting dogs out on the road.

lotsa licks, Lola

Backcountry Brodie said...

I think you guys needs to keep a tighter leash on your hoomans. A pickull fork? I know I is just a dog, but I duss not unnerstand why just any old fork wouldn't werk if'n you rilly has to nom a pickull (BLECH!)

Sharon said...

Pony sounds like an interesting place! Neat statue! Molly was a good "meet"! Love the pictures. (and the antiques!)

George The Lad said...

That's a nice statue of a horse, Molly sure was a poser, cannot wait to see a picture of a ghost! Hope you get there this time.
See Yea George xxx

Inger said...

How great to see people and dogs having so much fun. The photos seem to capture Molly's thoughts exactly.

mayziegal said...

Hi Molly - gosh, you're cute! I bets she has had lots of pictures taken in her lifetime. You can tell by how nice she poses.

My mom and dad like little towns, too. Oh! And my dad says 'daylight's a'wastin' ALL the time! We're pretty sure he's a 90 year old man trapped in a 40 year old body. BOL!

Wiggles & Wags,

Two Pitties in the City said...

It looks like Molly has a great job. I think Miss M's dream job is to be a greeter in a store.

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Teehee. Molly looks like a great shop dog! That statue thingy is pretty, um, unique, but in a cool sort of way! And yes, we have noticed how easily humans get distracted by shiny things; Mom and Dad seem to be distracted by a new shiny thing in the garage - they spend A LOT of time talking about 'race rubber' and '3 point harnesses'. Whatever.... But hey... We wish your parents luck in their quest for Antiques Roadshow glory!!! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Prudence said...

BOL! My human is attracted to shiny things too. She's like one of those magpie birds. I think she would have liked that silly pickle fork too. What is a pickle?

The Daily Pip said...

Love that second to last photograph of Molly! What a cutie pie!

Your pal, Pip

Bijou said...

Great pictures. My mom loves the horse statue thingy and we liked meeting Molly. Thanks for sharing!


Miley said...

Pretty pony, and Molly is very cute. :)

MadameMoiselle said...

What an expressive puppy.. The pony statue looks pretty creepy... looked like something that would come to live when the clock strikes 12!!


Pat Wahler said...

Going into a shop that has a dog or cat immediately makes me feel at home. (Hint to all shop owners!)


Those Elgin Pugs said...

oOH!! 'dat all sounds like such great fun!!! A ghost town quest.. Yous Daddy knowing where he's going.. hee hee's (sounds like ours) a shiny object stop...'dats would be my Mommy..like a deer in headlights!!

Glad yous meet some furriends!! Cute pho-toes!!
IzZY, Josie, and Anakin Man

Thor and Jack said...

Molly is adorable! Such a great model!


ForPetsSake said...

What a beautiful little greeter! I have to admit that when I go into a store (and antique stores are definitely great fun) and there's a resident pet there, I'm always drawn to that baby. Go figure. Happy shopping!