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We met Mable, this gorgeous Collie at the Laurel Snow area. 

She just came running up to us like we were her long lost friends!

She was certainly not hungry and her coat was freshly groomed.

I asked her if she lived near by. She wouldn’t say but her tags confirmed that.


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I figured she sneaks out after her mom goes to work and she probably hurried back to be sitting on the porch when mom gets back.  Mable refused to agree or disagree with any of that.


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To the right of the trail is the old coal mine entrance


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The sign was right, the bridge was “out”.

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The bold souls skootched across the fallen tree.


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The timid souls (I was one of them) Skootched across this log.  Mable waded across. My camera was packed up just in case…


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We didn’t go all the way to either falls. But there were some little falls here and there.


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And rocks, lots of those.


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When we got back to the parking lot Mable’s mom came to pick her up.

Mable’s mom said she has made so many friends through Mable. She told us Mable does this about once a week she is now 10 years old and rather lame so for the next 3 or so days she just sits on the couch. She got Mable as a rescue dog and Mable she hoped Mable would slow down and not go these long hikes but old age hasn’t seemed to stop her.


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If Mable could talk she’d brag about her hard working, optimistic, positive, cancer surviving mom and the good life Mable and her mom have, the leather couch that is oh so comfortable after a crazy 5 mile hike just to walk down another glorious trail by some random hiker’s side, the good dog food that the neighbor dog loves too, and just being Mable’s favorite person in the whole world!


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If you are lucky, you too may get to meet Mable somewhere out in the Laurel Snow area on a trail. If you do, just call her mom, the phone number is on Mable’s tags.

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  1. Just loved Mable's photo shoot! Thank you Nelya for your gorgeous photos. Mable sends regards, too!

  2. Hoping to see her again when the weather get warmer


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