I wanted to take this opportunity to wish my beautiful girl a very happy 2nd birthday! I'm so sad that I can't be with her today, but she is is very good 'paws' with her Auntie Yvette. Oh and going to parties in NYC! She leads such an exciting life!
It seems like only yesterday when Auntie Yvette and I traveled to San Francisco to pick Ruby up. I don't think I've ever been so nervous in all my life. I had no idea at the time that this little 4lb bundle of energy would bring so much joy (and some times frustration ;) to my life.
My family and friends tease me that I have 'commitment' issues...well, bringing Ruby into my life was a huge change for me. It took me a really long time to commit to getting a dog. I always had so many excuses, but any time I was with any of my friends pups I just lit up, was so relaxed and happy (yes, I'm a much better around dogs than people - guess that's why I'm still single - LOL). When I finally took the plunge and got Ruby it was amazing how my life changed. I was suddenly responsible for more than myself! It was such a foreign concept to me. It really changed the way I structured my day, how much I worked, how I spent my money. And now when I look back, I just can't imagine my life without her! I know this all sounds corny...but for me, getting this crazy little pup was truly life altering! I just love her so!!!
Not only is today Ruby's day, but it is also our 1 year blogiversary! If you would have asked me a year ago if I still would be blogging I would have said "probably not". But just like with Ruby, I made a commitment and what started as 'something fun to do' has really impacted my life. It has brought me closer to my Mom (she now has a blog with her pup too!) and it has helped me (and Ruby of course) make some very special and what I hope lasting friendships around the world. It is so nice to know I'm not the only crazy dog person out there!!!
So on behalf of Miss Ruby Bleu- the birthday girl, I thank all of you for being part of our lives. It truly brightens my day to read your comments. And thank you for letting us share in your lives too! We are truly honored.
I'm sure Ruby will blog later this week about her birthday adventures! I know from a very reliable source there will be some surprise celebrating for her...plus I do need to make it up to her since I'm away.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite pictures of her...Happy Birthday my Happy Girl! I woof you!!!