Today Mabel, our basset puppy and newest member of our family, is 17 weeks old! It's crazy to think that she's only been in our lives a little over two months. Life with Mabel has had its ups and downs. She had a lot of health issues when we first got her: worms, ear mites, fleas, etc. Combine that with all the puppy vaccines and our vet bills were definitely not fun. She's also still struggling with her potty training, and other things like jumping and chewing on things she shouldn't (i.e. my winter hat, Cheese's harness, rocks, mulch...). She's also a wild, little ball of energy, more so than Cheese ever was, or at least that's how it feels!
But man, oh man, does she melt my heart. Those big brown eyes and her utter silliness just slay me. She loves to chase her tail like it's out to get her and she will very often roll around in Cheese's dog bed (by herself) and growl and do somersaults! She is definitely a mama's girl and will curl up on my lap like a cat...but then, true to her puppy-nature, the next second she's flying off my lap to investigate the cat or to crawl up Antoine and put her face in his face. She's also quite fond of climbing on the back of the sofa, like Gui used to do when he was a kitten. She's a little weirdo, but I love her!