Tuesday, January 18, 2011

She's Here!

Sweet Ruby finally joined her new family yesterday and we simply could not be more thrilled! She's sweet, soft, and ready to play! This little girl and I are gonna get along just fine!!!

Brett had sprained his ankle Saturday night (more to come on that later) and I was a little nervous to drive the 45 minutes home by myself with the puppy, so I asked one of my beautiful young women to come with me and help out. I'm so glad I had Kylie there to keep Ruby happy and calm the whole way home!
When we pulled onto our street, I had to stop the car in the middle of the road because my children, and several of the neighborhood children, swarmed the car to get a first-glimpse of the new dog - it was like Ruby had her own paparazzi!
Wyatt enjoyed showing her off to his best buddy, Maryn

Ruby was so excited and seemed to take to all of us right away - she was running and playing, licking our fingers and wagging her adorable tail! She's already put two-and-two together that I'm "mom" and so far am her favorite snuggling buddy.

Our cute neighbor, Quinn, was so precious with the dog - I loved watching her face light up and smile whenever Ruby walked over to her

The kids were beside themselves with giddiness! (is that a word?)

Ruby's stats:

Birth Date: Dec. 7, 2010

(Pearl Harbor Day - easy to remember.

Maybe we should have named her Pearl?)

Weight: 1 1/4 lbs.

Height: 7 1/2" (head to foot)

Length: 9 3/4" (head to tail)


Jen said...

Oh, Hope! She is SO sweet! :) I'm so excited for you! Puppies are a TON of work, but they are so much fun! :) Congratulations!

And by the way, giddiness is totally a word. :)

Heather said...

So when do we get to meet her??? She's adorable!

Stacy said...

I'm happy for you guys. It looks like the kids are so excited. I told Sage you guys got a puppy and that was a mistake. It's non-stop asking for a dog now. I'm not an animal/pet person. I think I may be in trouble in the next few years! I have 6 boys in the house asking mom for a puppy now!

Congrats on your new addition!

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