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!