A month or so ago it somehow slipped out on a blog that Justin and I got a new dog. You wanted to see her - so here she is. It´s not the greatest picture, but it was taken on a rainy day at Autumn Rock so she looks a bit worse for wear. Mabel had been abandoned in La Veta back in April. We saw her and tried to feed her for days. She would take the weenies and run into her hidey hole under a porch next to our ´quickie mart´. She would not get closer than twenty feet to any human - even though her tail was wagging.
Long story - short, we told the town hall if they could catch her we´d take her, but we were heading to Paducah and New York and they would have to keep her in the pen for almost a month. We arrived back in La Veta and the next day the code enforcement officer said, "We got yer dog!" She was very, very shy and we were afraid that if she got off the leash that she would again be very difficult to catch. However, that was not the case.
She is very friendly, still a bit shy, and it is obvious that she had been abused. She has learned that she is in a good home - and now that she is house broken, and after a few pillows ´got ate´, she has settled down and is proving to be a really good dog. When we got her, her ears were still droopy, but now they stand straight up. The other three dogs are finally accepting her as well.
Mabel? We´ll Mabel-een, for her eye makeup. I don´t know much about eye makeup, but she needs someone to help her learn to put it on a little bit better. Doesn´t four dogs constitute a pack?