October 27, 2010

Photos In The Shoebox


Ruby's time with us now is so fleeting, I feel as though each moment with her is instantly dated from years past. Like those old snapshots of people you've loved.

We've gotten the date for her turn-in, November 8th. It's funny; until just now, I didn't know you could – very literally – experience every emotion at once.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, you definitely picked the perfect picture for this post. Ruby is going to go on and do great things, but it's hard to believe she'll be leaving us. She's become a part of our family, too. I'm so sad to see her go, but you did right by her!
Lisa

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh no, say it isn't so!!! We knew it was coming, but so soon? We do wish her all the very best in her new venture. We know how much you will miss her.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great pic -

Sorry the date is so freakin' close -

And oh yes, the box of emotions is something -

Anonymous said...

It is a great photo.

A hug to you and Ruby ( and everybody else) over the delivery date. I am going to be sorry to stop following her, I can hardly imagine how hard it must be for you. But she is going to be wonderful for somebody who really needs it. I will miss you and her very much though!

Teresa

Carly Findlay said...

She is so beautiful and I'm glad you go to raise, love and know her.
She is going to go off and be a hero.
You do amazing things.

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful photo, and oh!!!!! no!!!!! We know Ruby wil be doing amazing things, but we'll miss her so!!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Lori Jablons said...

C, that you're even upright to type with Roo's turn in 11 days away is a wonder to me. I, and a host of others, so admire you for what you've done, and the person who's blessed with Roo will thank you each and every day for your stellar contribution to humankind.

Kristine said...

Oh, that's so soon! I'm sure no matter how much you keep it in mind, it doesn't make the parting any easier.

I hope your last days with her are absolutely wonderful and are filled with many memorable moments.

Anonymous said...

Aww. It is so hard giving them back, but it helps knowing they are going on with what the were bred and trained for.

Anonymous said...

With tears in my eyes and heavy heart thank you Ruby and (the other end of the leash) for giving us so much pleasure in reading Raising Ruby. What a wonderful journey you have given us in reading Raising Ruby.I'am sure you made someone out there think about raising a service dog someday. Good luck to you Ruby in your advanced training. I know you will make your Mom, Dad and Kiva proud someday when you finish and meet your partner. We will miss you and we love you

1000 Goldens said...

Oh my gosh, November 8?! I am so sad right now, I can only imagine how you feel. You guys are wonderful. Just a reminder.

Twix said...

That is probably my favoritest photo of Ruby! It is perfect! Gosh! I knew the time was getting close but it is closer than I thought. Will you get to see her once she is on to her next place? I know it is hard for you and your hearts must be breaking. She will be the perfect assistance dog for someone in need because of your selflessness. We are sending you a basket full of hugs!
Snuggles,
Twix and Mom

Dennis Novak said...

Such a bitter sweet moment. Sad to see a friend leave but hopeful for the promise of an even brighter future. I personally learned a lot from your blog and had fun in the process. So onward and upward Ruby. Bark Diem!

AVCr8teur said...

I can't believe time has passed so quickly. I have really enjoyed reading about Ruby the last few months and we will all miss her.