I wasn't sure what to expect when Baby Roo arrived on our doorstep last year.
I really only had one worry, if my precious 11-year-old dog would adapt well to having a nutty puppy in the house. My angel, Kiva, calmed my fears right away (she always has) and taught me what patience really means.
With that settled, Team Ruby was on its way!
We went to school,
met some very important people,
made new friends.
And with all these experiences, we started to grow.
We're learning so much about the world. Some lessons are smooth,
some are sorrowful,
and some are subtle,
but all are memorable and held deep in my heart.
And sure, we may make a few mistakes along the way,
but whatever happens, it always ends in smiles and laughter!
So, happy first birthday, my sweet baby, Ruby. It's the only birthday you'll spend with us, and the gifts I hope to give you are but a fraction of all the gifts you have already given me.