Sunday, February 12, 2012


Mabel Lou here... I've been kinda quiet lately as Mom is busy with her niece's wedding and her stupid annual tax project and she's been hoggin' the 'puter! But when Bart and Ruby tagged me in a post, I HAD to answer.

I can be  "a tad" dominate.

1.  Describe yourself in 7 words:

Smart, Alpha, Suspicious, Demanding, Sassy, Sweet, Cuddler.

Who wouldn't wanna cuddle with this???

2.  What keeps you up at night?

Racoons, Possums and whatever else dares to wander in our backyard! Just this week, Mom slept as the racoons swam in our pool and took the lid off my food! The nerve! I woke her up so we could protect the foodables and get those rascals over the fence!

     See the Possum????

3.  Who would you like to be?
Are you kiddin' me?  Let's see, 
  • I sleep in a queen sized bed with my mom (heated mattress pad in the winter and a nice breezy fan in the summer!);  
  • I'm fed "Mabel Lou Stew" often with my favorite duck twice a day; 
  • Snackies (beef jerky!) for looking cute or when I guilt my Mom for leaving me; 
  • Cookies (duck and chicken jerky) before bed; 
  • My mom works from home most of the time and calls me her "Snoopervisor" - which means I'm in charge; 
  • I have a nice softie bed to lay on in every room of the house. Two in some! You should see how I get my mom to chase the sunlight with my beds when she's working in the shop! 
  • We go to breakfast where I have my own favorite waitress who brings me all kinds of amazing foodables. Yesterday's take: pancake batter French toast w/ eggs over easy, scrambled eggs, pancakes and a side of bacon!
  • AND... trips to the creek EVERY day where we run into our friends all the time! 
So... who would I want to be??? ME! Wouldn't everyone???
  LOVE my creek!

4.  What are you wearing right now?

My bubble collar. Mom bought two and let me pick the one I wanted... ;-)

My Bubble Collar

5.  What scares you?

When the school sets off fireworks on the 4th of July. They used to not bother me but now they do. Our big vicious wind storms that blow our patio furniture around freak me out too. I curl up in our hallway where there are no door or windows during those!

I also hate really deep water! Don't like getting my tummy wet unless I want it wet!

 Unhappy me... Those fireworks are LOUD!

The first Creekhiker logo came about when Mom snapped this pic of me avoiding a deep hole!

6.   What's the best and worst things about blogging?

The best is realizing how many cool pups there are out there. The worst is the time suck. I would rather be at the creek!

Mooom??? Please turn off that 'puter! You can read blogs after dark, k???

7.   What's the last website you visited?  

One Pic Pony by Velvet Sacks. She is Mom's first blog friend and we like looking at her picture site too!
Ms. Velvet takes some nice dog pictures ya'll!

8.  What's one thing that you'd change about yourself?

I would give myself normal dog hips so I could sit without hurting myself. But... without my greyhound heiny, would I run as fast??? Probably not... OK. I would like to be able to sit normally and still run like a fast greyhound... best of both worlds!
My greyhound hips make me find inventive ways of sitting.

9.  Slankets?  Yes or no...

Absolutely NO...

 ...but stealing Mom's blanket is a okay!

10.  Tell us something about the person who tagged you.

Bart is so sweet and so funny... and let's not forget interesting! Ruby and I didn't like each other at first...but we worked it out and we're good friends now! She's my least irritating girlfriend! They are both lots of fun and don't mind me making fun of them when they wear stupid pawty hats!!!

Bart and Ruby - hat lovers!

I'm supposed to tag some more pups and their people but I hate doing that... so, if you'd like to play along, please post your link in the comments!


Maggie Mae said...


We luvs it when we can learn new things 'bout our furiends! Happy Sunday!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

rottrover said...

Oh Mable Lou!! You WERE ready for your close-up! Beautiful shots of you!!

I'm glad we became gurrrlfirends :-)

-Ruby and Bart, too

Snowbrush said...

Mabel, can you hear me? I'm whispering. I must say that this was certainly the best post ever written by an actual dog--and they say Rotties aren't literary. However, how about writing all the gossip you have on your Mom? That would be fun, especially when she came back to her blog and saw it. Whowee, zowee (sp?)!!!

Linda@VS said...

Great post, Mabel, and thanks for the shout-out.

Priscilla said...

Miss Lou, I adore you and love you You're one big beautiful gentle sweet and smart rottie girl that I've ever known (except my Grandma Laura and the Bumble-Orah-B, oops, and Ruby from Rottrover too)


Janet said...

Mabel, I had to read this while Daisy was sleeping so she wouldn't get any ideas! You're one lucky pup-like you said, who wouldn't want to be you? :-)

Chris said...

Mabel Lou.....what a life, who wouldn't want to be you! What a beautiful girl you are and your Mom is lucky to have you.