Thursday, December 08, 2011


The last time Bessie the Jeep got a new tranny, she was gone for seven days and Mabel kissed her bumper when she came home. Mabel has been so distraught over Bessie's absence for these last 13 days that I offered to walk her to the "hospital" to visit the car!

Mabel as a big factor in choosing to repair the car... that and I simply couldn't afford the payments on a newer one. One windy afternoon recently when my hiking buddy had taken me for groceries, she asked if she should take Hank and Sue to the creek in such high winds. I advised against it. We started discussing bread...we were at the store too early in the day for the lovely loaves of soft French bread. I commented on how I hated it all hard and crusty. To which my hiking buddy replied... "Mmmmm just the way Hank likes it!"

"Are you buying crusty day old bread for your DOG???"

Defensive, she replied, "Yeah. What of it??"

"You don't have to get defensive with me! I'm repairing a 13 year old vehicle because my dog loves it! Hello Pot! My name is Kettle!"

We had a good chuckle over the things we do for our dogs...

Hope you enjoy the pics of Mabel and her reunion with her beloved ride! Did you notice the blurry tail???


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We think most of us bloggers would all have a funny tale to share about what we do for our dogs:) Mabel looks so happy to see her old friend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Oh Mable, she'll be home soon!! THEN we can see you at the creek!!

-Bart and Ruby

Maggie Mae said...

Patience my furiend. Your jeep Bessie will return to you soon. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Priscilla said...

We can see how much you love Bessie. I'm sure she will be home soon, Mabel!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

WHAT is everyone NOT getting about this post... SHE IS HOME... THOSE ARE THE PICTURES!!!

Kari in Vegas said...

Mine love our jeep!

Stop on by for a visit

Raising Addie said...

OK, LOVE the thorough going over that Mabel is giving the Jeep upon it's return :) Happy blurry tail!

lol to your comment from the comments. LOVE your honesty.

I would love to send you a Christmas card if you wouldn't mind sharing your mailing address with us at raisingaddie(at)

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Anonymous said...

I did notice the blurry tail! was Mabel upset when you left without the Jeep?

Anonymous said...

well, you said at the beginning that you took Mabel to visit Bessie at the "hospital", so I thought the photos were of the visit. I'm confused! is Bessie home?