Hard to believe...

Friday, April 09, 2010

That Ruby is 4 today...and that I've survived (so far) being her Mom! Also that I've actually maintained a blog for 3 years and 540 posts. I'm not sure which is more amazing!!!


It's really hard to remember my life without Ruby...and that's a good thing. It's so nice to come home after a long day at the office to see her bouncy self. The madness of the day just melts away when I look into those big brown eyes. I know I'm probably imagining it, but she seems genuinely happy to see me when I get home and not because there are snackies in her future either. Honestly, she just makes me happy. Even when she's doing something she's not supposed to be doing which being a Boston Terror is quite often!

I've been working a lot lately...more than I really want to and I struggle knowing that Ruby is home by herself all day. But she is so good. No messes, no acting out (mostly). I'm grateful for my best friend Yvette, who from the first day I brought Ruby home, has been there to swoop in to check on Ruby when I can't. I worry that I'm not being fair to Ruby and just being selfish. But I just can't imagine not coming home to her. Plus Yvette reminds me that if I didn't work, I wouldn't be able to keep Ruby living in the style she has become so accustomed to - LOL.

I'd like to take this opportunity to again thank all our blogging friends. My life (and Ruby's) has been truly enriched getting to know you and I really do count you all as my friends. Even though I'm, I mean Ruby, isn't blogging as often, I know you are all still out there and even if I can't visit or comment everyday, I'm, I mean we, are always thinking of you. And as stressful as it will probably be for me to leave Ruby this July, I can't tell you how excited I am that I'm going to get to finally meet some of you in person! I really can't wait!

So here is to another year (and hopefully many many more) with by beautiful pupgirl and another year (and hopefully many many more) of blogging. As Ruby would say...W00t - W00t - W00t!!!


15 Responses to "Hard to believe..."

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said... 1:15 AM

Happy Ruby-versary !

Our lives are all the richer for all our blogging pals and pups that we know !

Can't wait to see you in July :)



Molly the Airedale said... 2:07 AM

Happy birthday, Ruby! We know that you're thrilled when your mom walks through that door after a long day at work!
Have a wonderful day - both of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said... 2:55 AM

Oh wow Ruby girl..Happy birthday from your buddies down under.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

Mack said... 5:34 AM

Happy Birthday Beautiful Ruby!

We hope your day is filled with treatsies & sugars and lots of pressies!

From your loving man,


I woof you!

Jake of Florida said... 5:42 AM

Happy Birthday, Ruby!!

As for your mom -- tell her that our mom and dogdad (and our flat selves) are looking forward to meeting her in July too!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Gus said... 5:47 AM

Happy Barkday Ruby. God made dogs so that man could better understand unconditional love.


Kelly said... 7:44 AM

Ruby Girl! Your momma's sweet words made me leak a little!

Happy 4th birthday, sweet girl! You are a blessing!!!!


Fred said... 7:59 AM

Happy birthday to Ruby! And what a sweet tribute!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said... 12:33 PM

Happy Barkday Ruby!!!!

That was furry nice of your mom to paw such nice things!

My mom often wonders what she'd do without me in her life SO we understand!

I hope woo get KHAKE!


The Brat Pack said... 12:42 PM

Happy Barkday, pretty girl! We hope it's wonderful!

The Brat Pack

Asta said... 7:56 PM

Happy Biwfday my deawest fwiend Wuby..you awe a most bootiful giwl and I can't believe you'we fouw aweady..(you don't look a day ovew two wif the smoofest skin and bwightest eyes)
Fowgive me fow not having a cawd fow you, Mommi wuns out of time constantly and she hasn't even unpacked fwom hew twip.
I love you and tweasoowe ouw fwiendship and hope we will have it fow the west of ouw long lives
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said... 8:26 PM

Happy Birthday, Ruby!
Your mom wrote a pawesome post about you and her!
I understand that she does not always have time to blog but I am happy to know her free time is dedicated to you! And that is the most important thing!
Kisses and hugs

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said... 7:53 AM

Happy Happy Birthday to Ruby!

And congrats on keeping up the posting and the blog!

I find it hard to comment all the time, but will never forget our blog friendship from way back!

Take care, and enjoy Ruby! Her birthday is near Marvin's in date too!

lotsaluv, Jeannie xxxxxxxx and Marvin xxxxx

Lacy said... 2:45 PM

w00fs, me sorry me iz late..me needs a new secretary...happy happy late barkday, me iz sure u gotted lots of goodies and me hopes u has many many more...me n mama are really gettin bad at not blogging and commenting, but know we loves u boff..

b safe,

Dexter said... 7:08 AM

Happy Birthday Miss Ruby! May you have many more.