Looking Back: Breana and Mabel

Mabel, born May 10, 2012, lost her fight with Osteosarcoma on November 4, 2018, at only 6 years old. 

The name Mabel means “lovable”. She shared her love every day with everyone around her. Mabel became a therapy dog in order to share her gift of love with others and to help people in need. Mabel reached 150 hours of volunteering as a therapy dog. She eased the pain of the sick, comforted caregivers, supported hospital staff, snuggled with kids, encouraged young readers and always brought a smile to every face she encountered.

That smile. The unconditional love. The licks. The way she “talked” to her favorite people when she was happy and excited. Her love for water in all forms, swimming or playing in the snow. Her beauty, strength and positivity. Mabel gave us all a gift of sharing her life with us. Mabel taught us how to be better people. She will always be with us and a part of us.

A dog cannot be a therapy dog without a person beside them, as a “team”. The bond as a therapy team grows stronger over the years, making an impact on so many lives. As Mabel’s other half, my heart is broken without her. I’ve lost my partner, my therapist, my sunshine and smiles. She’s inspired me to give, share, and keep helping others. Mabel’s love will live on. Rest In Peace Mabel, the greatest. We love you. 🐾 ❤️

Story provided Breana Rooney