Mabel turned one today and I am sure she didn’t even realize it. I am thinking dogs mark time differently than humans, more around the food and bathroom cycle. Mabel surely doesn’t realize all that she has experienced over the last year. Born in a shelter in South Korea. Sent via plane to Chicago and then a second plane to Minneapolis. Hanging out at the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society until this nice lady asked to see her. The car ride home to our crazy house and meeting Evelyn for the first time. Getting settled in a new home only to be put in the car for what will turn out to be a 10+ week trip around the country in a camper not much bigger than a dog crate (OK I am exaggerating for dramatic effect.) And then when it’s all over, back to a second Minnesota winter but first, Thanksgiving.
And through it all Mabel has been a wonderfully sweet and loving dog!