Monday, February 24, 2014

As If On Cue...

Mabel Lou had a quiet birthday as I was getting over a tummy flu that simply floored me on Friday and had me sleeping in my car on my breaks from teacher training on Saturday! We met up with Ruby and her mom for some bacon and toast - a senior girl's brunch!

Later we went to our creek and as if on cue... the bunnies were running. Now, I have seen Miss Mabel Lou roll her eyes at a runny babbit mere feet in front of her! Not worth the effort she put into such adventures in her younger days. But not on her birthday! Mabel took off after a rabbit 30 feet down the trail! Not once but TWICE!  This is the end of one of her bunny hunts:

And if that wasn't excitement enough, we heard such a commotion down in Dirty Creek, it startled us both! Turns out, it was just some ducks coming in for a crash landing!  For all we know, Mallory was just begrudgingly wishing her canine sister a Happy Birthday!

A bit later, the Rhodies met up with us and we all went on a walkabout. We all ended up at the levy where there was a tiny bit of water in our stream! All the dogs took turns in the jacuzzi:


 and Sue:

 We're hoping to fit in a hike to the ponds with Mr. Otto Rotto today... I just love seeing my old girl so happy, alert and reasonably healthy!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

Happy Monday! It sure looks like you had a fun besides, any day dat you gets to eat bacon and toast has GOT to be good. Max LUVS to chase bunnies too but mom won't let him :(

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS Happy dat your sweet momma is feelin' better

rottrover said...

Mabel Lou! I loved my bacon yesterday. See you soon, soul sistah!!


Millie and Walter said...

Happy Birthday Mabel Lou! Looks like you had a fantastic day.

Snowbrush said...

Sleeping in your car during breaks?! Oh, how sad. It makes me so glad that so little is expected of me anymore.

I'm also sorry that Mabel Lou had to miss out on her usual riotous birthday party.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Snowy, I hear you. I've had it so good working from home but my income has dropped from living high on the hog to well below poverty level and something go to give.

I picked teaching because of Mabel. Temp work is non existent. Film work would mean 18 hour days! I've always been home with my girl... teaching means I will get off early enough to give her a creek walk! Priorities!

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so glad you gots some quality walking in Mabel!! HAppy belated birthday!!
Dory, Bilbo, Arty & Jakey

Dexter said...

An adventure with friends is the best birthday ever. The rabbits must have come for the party.

Sorry mom has sickies. Lots of people at momma's workplace have bad sickies and my master was out of it for almost two weeks.


Ruby said...

Bacon? Rabbits?? Wows, that sounds like a FABulous Burthday Mabel Lou!
And the jacuzzi looked amazin' too!
Sorry to hears your Moms had the sickes funs.
Hopes she feels better real soon!
Ruby ♥

Blueberry's human said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

What a great hike! Love the bunny chasing! I'm not sure what would happen if I let Blueberry off leash to chase rabbits. I suspect I'd never see her again! :)

Hope you are feeling better by now - that sounds just awful.

Priscilla Phang said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Miss Lou!

Bacon sounds terrific and I'm glad you had a fantastic time with your friends.

Hope your mom is feeling much better now.

Mollie said...

So pleased you had a lovely birthday and we hope Mommy is feeling better..Big Hugs xxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie