~ MOLLY ~
There is always Hope everywhere:
Ya gotta meet Molly ... Meet Molly.She's a grey speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana . She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind.
He saw how the pony was
careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't seem to get sores,
and how she allowed people to handle her. She protected her injured leg.
She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.
Molly's story turns into a parable for life in post-Katrina Louisiana .
The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb. A human prosthesis designer built her a leg. The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly's regular vet, reports. And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take it off too.
And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca.
She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving hope to others. Barca concluded, 'She's not back to normal, but she's going to be better'.
To me, she could be
a symbol for New Orleans itself. 'This is Molly's most recent
prosthesis. The bottom photo shows the ground surface that she stands
on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever Molly goes, she
leaves a smiley hoof print behind
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