MOLLY the Siberian Husky is only a nine-month-old pup but she’s lived more than most nine-year-old dogs.
Her Moama family says she once floated down the river on a bodyboard and has been known to cannonball into the pool on a hot day.
Sometimes she gets her face stuck in an ice-cream container or peanut butter jars.
And she was once almost mistaken for a polar bear when her face swelled from a bee bite.
So with all that in mind, the Andersons believe their Molly (also known as Wolfgirl Oreo Princess) would be a most worthy winner of the Riverine Herald’s top dog competition.
Voting closes at 11.59pm July 3 but win or lose, owner Bel Anderson said it didn’t matter.
“Everyone’s dog is a top dog and deserves to win,” Bel said.
“We are clearly biased with Molly and believe she should win because she is the cutest creature on Earth with the temperament and personality to match.”
Huskies, as it turns out, have been in Bel and Jason Anderson’s lives for 20 years.
“They are smart, loyal, full of energy and great with children,” Bel said.top
Which explains why Wil, 12, Aiden, 10 and Julia, 8 can’t get enough of their pooch.
“Molly loves to play with everyone and keeps us company,” Aiden said.
“She is super cute and funny. I love it when she gets her face stuck in containers after licking them clean,” Wil said.
Molly also knows how to make the youngest of the Anderson children laugh.
“She makes me laugh when she is still and then suddenly sprints all over the backyard because she is so happy,” Julia said.
Bel said her children also improvise dog sledding by having her pull them on their scooters or bikes.
“And boy is she strong,” Bel said.
Molly is energetic, cheeky and playful. She knows how to sit, shake hands, high-five, hang ten or drop.
She speaks (well, howls) and will do anything for food.
“Where there is water, there is Molly,” Bel said.
“But she is great company.
“As the saying goes, ‘What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like huskies’.”
To vote, visit riverineherald.com.au/topdog