Mabel Lou here. Yeah, my actual birthday sucked! My mom got home later than EVER! It was 9 at night before I saw her and she still had to eat! So my neighborhood walkie was even later! But when we got back, my mom was down the hall and I heard her yell, "What is THIS?" That used to mean something bad when I was a pup but these days, it usually means she's discovered a cookie I forgot to eat!
I ran to her and there was one of my favorite treats on my bed in the guest room! We went in the bedroom and there was another! It seems my mom hid cookies on all my favorite beds for my birthday! But, I've been so down about not seeing her much, I stayed in the living room all day. I didn't even get up to greet my auntie when she came to see me on my birthday!
The next day, Mom didn't get up before daylight and rush off. She turned off her alarm (that went off in the day light...much later than usual) and we went back to sleep. She sat up and hour later, all freaked out and started rushing around. I ate my breakie expecting her to be gone when I was done... but she was telling me to hurry up and get in the car! The car!!! I get to go! Yay!
Only, we went to the vet! I got to go to the VET for my birthday! I actually like my vet...really nice people there. But I can hear the other dogs in the kennel there and I can smell the adrenaline and I started shaking. I kept pawing my mom's knee to keep her petting me.
They weighed me and I've gained 10 lbs in a year! Oh dear! They said the "D" word which my mom hates. Then the vet pinched me and gave me my shots! I hate that part except Mom scritches my ear and the tech lady give me lots of noms.
I had to get THREE shots: rattlesnake - yeah, I started to play with one last week before I knew it wasn't a lizard. Scared my mom to bits! #2 is lypto...something. It means I can drink the creek water without getting sick. And #3 was rabies. The funny part about that one is my doc went to give it to me in my booty and...there was no fat to pinch. So which is it lady? Am I overweight or am I so svelte you can't find an inch to pinch????
Everyone complimented me on how good I look! My mom just about cried she was so proud.
Mom and I spent the day working in the shop. She was so happy that she didn't get any orders while she was working on that commercial but had a bunch the minute it ended! And that afternoon, we met up with my Auntie B and Bart at the creek and had a hike about. And at the very end of the hike, we ran into Chloe the Dobie and our buddy Atilla (the Aussie) and a new pup on her very first off leash venture to the creek! Her name is Sandy and you'll be able to spot her.
So in the end, I had a GREAT birthday pawty - just a day late! Did you see me giving that pup Sandy a run for her money??? Mom couldn't believe this old gal was keeping up with the pupsters!
The best pressie of all was getting my mom back. She's telling me we will have four days together before she has to do another commercial! I'm loving every minute of it!