On Monday we have made the decision to bid farewell to our dearest pup Ruby. We’ve discovered a massive tumor in her belly this week which, along with her Cushing’s disease that is now in its advanced stages, is causing her what can only be tremendous pain. She is now bandaged up and cuddling up with Dan as I write this, with three days of extra big love planned for our girl. We adopted her in late 2014 and were told by OHS she was 5 when the vets we took her to later said she was at least 10 and that they’d scammed us. We adored our girl every second of every day, and since coming back from Paris in 2015, have never been without her even one night. She has been our best friend, our sweet girl, and at 13, it feels far too early to say goodbye, but far to unfair to keep her around when she is doing so poorly. Ruby the dog, you’ve been with us for 3 years but it feels like a thousand.
We love you so dearly.
Our happy girl 🙂
One week and our new girl Ruby is both charming us and making us a little nuts. The plusses are that she doesn’t dig, bark, or chew, and is super easy around kids and other animals. Oh yeah, and this charming little thing of pretending to offer up her paw when she wants attention. The negative is her bullmastiff notoriety for stubbornness which on every walk causes her to suddenly balk, and often just sit down right where she is (even in the middle of the street), and the fact that she also is a 10 year old dog in the body of a 5 year old in terms of activity level. That and the Oregon Humane Society having done a crap job of assessing her health, not mentioning her bad tooth or dealing with her incredibly fungus- and yeast-filled ears which have required some pretty spendy medication. But she’s a sweet girl, and we’re going to do our best to be good pet parents. 🙂
(we don’t believe in dressing our dog but made an exception for this badass shot)
My husband calls this her “satan dog” look 🙂
First married Xmas
my family 🙂
After the hike we came home for some chill time with our li’l gal, who is still stealing my heart every time she offers me her paw to hold 🙂
This serious look of my husband’s and my dog’s reaching over to him and looking away (as she tends to do) cracked me up so much I had to snap this shot this morning as I worked in the front yard garden 🙂
this is the face she gets when she’s working on a chewie 🙂
My honey shows our dog the spot by the creek where he first saw me in my wedding dress and we walked together, just the two of us, to meet the others waiting in the clearing.
Hiking is awesome, y’all!
Happy husband, happy dog, happy life!
Gettin’ a selfie with my Ruby girl 🙂
BEFORE: Dog gets a little too cocky taking up sofa space.
Ruby learns to climb over the logs !