Our Molly

By Arthur Smith

Our Molly


We have a little four legged child and Molly is her name
She carries lots of baggage but we love her just the same
She came to us, a rescue dog, about nine years ago.
Her early life a mystery that…we really do not know.

We’re told she came from Griswold Road, the dog pound out that way.
And picked her up near Holland from her foster home one day.
Were warned she’s “toy possessive” and she was a little bit,
but once at home it wasn’t long, she became quite a hit!

Health issues soon began to play a big part in her life.
Three eye operations were the cause for lots of strife.
Then in April of Sixteen a blood test showed that, yes,
she was having awful problems with her pancreas.

She’d have to switch to low-fat foods, cut out all table scraps;
get her liver number down and she’d be fine, perhaps.
All was good until that number shot, again, straight up.
Cushings Disease now the problem for our little pup.

Our Molly’s been through many crises, she’ll beat this one too,
with lots of care from daddy, Arthur, and her mommy, Sue.
She is no spring chicken and her time is growing late.
We’re sure our child can dodge this bullet, doggie heav’n can wait.


Arthur C. Smith, 77 of Port Huron, is a 3rd generation funeral director at Smith Family Funeral Home. He graduated from Port Huron High School in 1958, Albion College in 1962, and played varsity tennis at both schools. In 1964 he received his Mortuary Science license. In the early 1980s he became a Little Caesars Pizza franchisee and was involved with stores in South Texas, Northwest Ohio, and Oakland County, MI. His community service over the years has included March of Dimes, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, Grace Episcopal Church, Port Huron Hospital, Blue Water Hospice, and Kiwanis. In 1972 he was named Jaycees Young Man of the Year. He has played in all 60 Robinson Tennis Tournaments and is an avid runner having completed 18 marathons including 5 Boston Marathons. Because of his Scottish lineage Art has been instrumental in organizing the local Burns Supper held each January. He and his wife, Sue, have been married over 54 years and have three children and 6 grandchildren.

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