On my birthday, July 21st, we traveled an hour and a half to pick up this precious pooch.
Little did I know exactly what I was getting myself into.
You see, I grew up with cats. Self-sufficient- leave you alone- cats.
Not that you don't already know, but cats and dogs are nothing alike.
Luckily Todd knows all about dogs. There are pictures of him about 2 months old, sitting on a blanket with their family black lab, Fred.
It was a whirlwind for me! I didn't know just how active little puppies are. They sniff, bite, chew, sniff, pee, poop, sniff more, and did I mention that they bite? Uh, yeah. Cute little puppy teeth are sharp little razors.
I was convinced we'd picked a rabid, aggressive puppy. But Todd reassured me with, "Melanie, she's a puppy- she's going to bite and chew."
So we bought lots of chew toys and treats and puppy pads and a crate and just about everything else our little Ruby would need.
As of today, she's been ours for about a little over a month. It's crazy how much our lives have changed. I know it sounds stupid, but seriously! Feeding, walking, taking her out to pee/poop, playing with her, and teaching her how to sit/stay/down, etc it's a lot of work.
It was looking grim the first couple days, but things turned around once I took a chill pill and didn't stress about doing everything perfect.
But enough with the words! Here are some recent pictures of our little lady:
aka: Ruby Scoops, Ruby Sue, Ruby Boot Scoots
(ok, we like nicknames)
Age: 12 weeks
Weight: approx 15 lbs.
|I love to chew and tear paper towel rolls :)|
|I also love football! Go Michigan!|
|Aren't I a cutie?|
|I'm also a little goofy :)|
Ok, isn't she just the cutest little thing ever?!
She's such a fun and loving puppy.
Hope she makes you smile :)