Photos by Nikki Hedrick
Words by Chris Manson
Molly is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Proud papa Stephen King explains that he and wife Tabitha have an older rescue dog that bonded with Tabitha. “I felt left out,” says Mr. King. So one of his sons got Molly from a breeder in New Hampshire. “I wanted a girl, and the (breeder) said there was only one female puppy and she ruled the roost.” Nikki Hedrick and I definitely sensed that Molly was calling the shots at Mr. King’s Osprey, Florida home.
“We’ve got a home in Maine, but Molly has spent more time in Florida. She knows what snow is but hasn’t seen a lot of it. She’s a beachcombing dog.”
Since two of Mr. King’s children (Owen and Joseph, the latter of whom writes under the name Joe Hill) are accomplished authors, I ask if Molly has demonstrated the knack. “She’s only three!” he laughs, adding, “They say each human year is equal to seven dog years, so we’ll be the same age when I’m 81.”
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