Friday, June 17, 2011


Yep, it's Mabel's Gotcha Day! (Although, I feel more like it's MINE! I'm so glad she got me!)

As luck would have it, I recently found a few baby pics of the girl. (LOVE Sweet Baby May pics!) These are all from Mabel's first day here - 6/17/2002.

 Looking for a place to bury her giant bone. Notice my grass is green (I had money for the water bill back then), my fences aren't scratched up as if I kept some critter hostage and the lattice isn't broken to bits from "someone" trying to catch a racoon!

Checking out the house. I had not had a puppy since I was a little girl and Mabel was a total impulse because my previous girls had died so young. Trying to take pictures of a fast moving puppy with an old 35 mm was not easy!

This photo KILLS me! Maybe it was her distrust having been placed and then returned to the shelter SO many times. Or maybe it was the curious puppy in her but she was afraid to go to sleep. I'm certain she was afraid she would miss something good!  She would darn near fall over doing this! 

This is also one of the rare photos of Mabel sitting. But she was already having issues with those long greyhound legs of hers hitting her rib cage. 

I've always said of my girls that I merely gave them a home. It was the pups that rescued me! Her love and devotion, intelligence and smile bring joy to me every day. She is a blessing for sure. 

Certainly, the best eight bucks I ever spent!


Anonymous said...

She is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met!

Anonymous said...

aww, precious! Thanks for posting the pics!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mabel! Mom and me luvs you girlfuriend!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Dexter said...

Happy Gotcha day beautiful Miss Mabel.


rottrover said...

Mabel Lou!!

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! We love you!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Linda@VS said...

Thanks for sharing these special memories with us. Mabel is a lucky girl to have a mom like you.

Unknown said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mabel!! You're so beautiful!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mabel! It may have been the best $8 your mom spent, but it was also just the first $8 :)

Had read about the Great Duck Rescue on Twinkie's blog, but we just read your posts. It's a miracle that Mallory Mallard picked the perfect place to brood her little clutch and start her family. It's wonderful that your mom worked so hard to keep them safe and find them a good home until they are ready to take off for the wild. If they decide to take off. They may just like it at Twink's.

Jed & Abby

the booker man said...

super mega happy gotcha day, miss mabel!!! you 'n your mama were meant to be for sures. :)))

the booker man

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mabel!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Snowbrush said...

Oh, my god, $8. Did you ask for a warranty with that purchase?

Brewsky, our new cat, was half price at the animal shelter. I don't know why, but I get the biggest kick out of telling people that he's the way he is because he was a markdown cat, and it gave him a complex.

Levi said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! (I may be late, but I'm still around,BOL)