Saturday, September 27, 2008

OH transport PUPPIES!! 9/27

Alex and I took part in the cutest.transport.ever today. We squeezed 8, yes 8, 3 month old Boxer/Pittie mix puppies into the back of my car for the Crown Point, IN-Chicago, IL leg of their tranport to a wonderful boxer rescue in WI. We got lots of puppy kisses and love. They were so, so cute.

Puppy scramble.
Trying to figure out where to put themselves.
"Seriously lady there's not a lot of room back here."
They settled down really quickly and slept like little angels!

Mabel's found her forever home.

So, after some gentle encouragement from a friend (Hi Peggy! Hope you are having a good Monday!) I have finally found some time to update my blog. It has been 2 months since I picked up Mabel off her transport from SC, and, as the pictures suggest, she is still here :))
Jason and I just completely fell in love with her and decided that we couldn't stand to see her leave, so in September we officially adopted her and entered the crazy world of a 3 dog household. Living with 3 1 year old dogs is, well...interesting at times, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Mabel and Izzy and Dudley, or Midley as J like to collectively call them, have settled into life as a threesome and love to play and wrestle together.
Mabel is thriving! She goes to daycare 3 days a week and gets to cuddle on the couch every night. Needless to say she charms everyone that she meets, and her story has been an inspiration to many. She is a wonderful example of the incredible resilience of dogs, and reminds me every day to enjoy life, and, most importantly, not to sweat the little stuff. She certainly doesn't!
Here are some recent pictures:
Mabel with (from L-R) her brother Dudley and her sister Izzy sitting pretty for a treat.
"Ooh, is Dad home?"

And here are some pictures of Mabel's favourtie passtime. She is always on this couch, which probably contributes to the fact that it is not the cleanest couch in the world. Oh well, she doesn't seem to mind.

Mabel is a HAM. She loves to have her belly scratched.

A good stretch after a tough day at daycare.
Hard at work, watching TV.