May 3, 2010

Happy First Birthday, Sweet Girl

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 challenging,

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.


Katianne said...

Awe! Happy Birthday!

KatieEGriffin said...

Happy Birthday to Ruby and all the adorable R litter. I can't wait to see all the pups sometime this summer on a visit home.

Nicole said...

Happy birthday, Ruby! Looks like you've had a great year and the best is hopefully yet to come!

Sierra Rose said...

Happy first barkday sweet friend!!! Love all these photos from your first are just a big love, and so smart!! Enjoy your day sweetie pie!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Erin and GuidePupPompei said...

Happy BIrthday Ruby!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How beautiful, Ruby's Raiser!!!! Happy Birthday, sweet Ruby - hope you have a wonderful year.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Heather and Ellie said...

You're doing so well, Ruby!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Happy happy happy birthday Ruby! I know your raisers are so proud of all you've done so far...and you're just getting started! :-)

Carly Findlay said...

Awwww happy birthday sweet Ruby :)
Hope you have a great day with lots of toys, pats and bones.
Lots of love

Kari in WeHo said...

happy happy birthday!

Lori Jablons said...

What an amazing year you kids have had! Happy birthday, Ruby! Sending you a big cuddle. xoxo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Barkday Ruby!

I hope ALL of WOO enjoy this furry special day!


Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Happy Birthday Ruby!!!! Hope it's a fab one!

1000 Goldens said...

We love you Baby Roo! Happy Birthday and a big smooch for Kiva too :)

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Birthday Ruby!!!!! You've helped all of us grow this past year...We love ya and hope to see you soon

ethanlarsen said...

I find it interesting that out of all the dogs you see, the most well behaved are service dogs.

Anglewood said...

Happy Birthday sweet Ruby! What great work you are all doing. xxoo

Amy said...

Happy birthday Ruby!! I hope there are lots of smooches and a few treats involved!

Jen said...

Happy birthday Ruby!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy First Birthday to our Ruby Girl. You have brought tears to our eyes looking at "Happy First Birthday, Sweet Girl" and have brought alot of laughter and happiness with your Raising Ruby Blog. We are so proud of your Mom, Dad and Kiva for raising you and teaching you for the future to be a service dog to someone special