Sarah's Tribute to Mable
Memories of Mable by Sarah Olson
June 27, 1999- July 13, 2012
Mable belonged to Jenny of Tealwood Kennels until age 6,
when Erik and I adopted her.
Although we only
had her for 7 years, she left an imprint on our hearts
a single word was all that could be used to describe
Mable, it was sweet.
A good friend
always said she should have been named “Maple” because
she is so sweet.
She was also
loving, gentle, patient and just generally always happy
to be in your company.
very pretty little girl, Mable was never unnoticed by
anyone who met her, both because of her beauty and her
kind, sweet spirit.
She was a crowd
pleaser anywhere she went and her love of people was
Mable once swam
across the St. Croix River from our pontoon to another
on the opposite shore because she saw and heard people
laughing… she just wanted to say “hi!”
her younger years she was very playful and a fierce
retrieving competitor, especially to her own pup and
water and tennis balls, as any good lab should. She was
in heaven retrieving balls at Lake Charlotte, and was a
far better dock jumper than her son!
Always a trooper, she used to be my little “guinea pig”
through veterinary school.
In a four-hour
casting and bandaging lab, she fell asleep as all four
of her legs were cast by many appreciative vet students…
whose own dogs had not been so patient.
Mable and I
shared countless nights “studying” and other adventures…
hundreds of practice examinations, my first surgeries;
she was an instrumental companion in my journey becoming
Mable lived a very full life.
camped, and hiked mountain tops, even in her senior
She aged very
well, healthy all her 13 years, until suddenly
succumbing to cancer. Even in her last few days she
remained so typically stoic, never complaining.
She was an
amazing companion from start to end, and our life will
never be the same without her.
Thank you Mable for all the love, joy and laughter you
brought our lives.
gives us peace to know you are safe and happy, with the
love for you is forever.
Sarah and Mable, the day she took her home
Mable at 12.5 years of age ... one of Sarah's favorite
Picture taken just 2 days before Mable died