Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'd like to introduce someone...

This is Ruby. She's the newest member of our family. Ruby likes to watch tv...especially Animal Planet and even better, with dad holding her.

This is the first night we brought Ruby home. She was 7 weeks old and a bit opinionated - even then...not that you can tell from that sweet face.

Ruby enjoys chewing on things...lots of things.

I'm pretty sure that God had it planned for puppies and children to look totally adorable when they're sleeping...let's call that a "saving grace".

Ruby enjoys her naps. This is her favorite spot for a little siesta when we're out and about in the truck - at least it used to be...

Don't you think she sort of resembles a baby pig in this picture? I do. And, with her big, round belly and the way she grunts - you could almost mistake her for a baby pig at times. :)

What a sweet, angelic little face...I'm pretty sure that sugar wouldn't melt in her mouth she's sooooo sweet!

First trip to the park. She fussed and whimpered and complained the entire trip. She wanted me to carry her...uh huh, no way little missy, you can walk.

Annie...St. Annie, rather - teaching Ruby the ropes. Or, maybe more appropriately titled...the tall and the short of a matter. I love this picture.

As you can see, Ruby's growing up - and rather quickly it seems. My grandma used to say that little kids and puppies grow when they sleep.

Annie, the perfect o'my life, and my constant companion. She was pretty sure for a while there, that we had every intention of bringing about her demise when we brought Ruby home. Seriously though, we really should change her name to "St. Annie". She is deserving of that title.

Ruby sharing a wee bit of the sweet cream with daddy...Banana Split, I think. And, in case you're wondering - all our dogs are taught to eat with silverware. It simply wouldn't be fitting any other way!

Soaking up some warmth by the woodstove...

Sweet, innocent little Ruby.

Excuse me? You're sooooo lucky I can't talk!!

Uh oh...what's this??? Maybe there's another side to little, sweet and adorable Ruby after all.

What you talkin' about mom? Yep, yep yep...this is our Ruby...Rotten Ruby!

Well, I never!!! I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about...does it look like it might possibly snow to you?

We love our rotten little Ruby!! And believe you me - she is rotten!!
If Annie could only talk...she could tell you such stories!!! :)


Grey Horse Matters said...

Adorable. Reminds me of my best dog ever Jake. He was a character too.

Reddunappy said...

LOL, I love Labs and Goldens, even more so since we started raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. They are special, if a little precocious as puppies at times LOL LOL Your Annie is beautiful too!!!Old horses and Old dogs are worth their weight in gold!

Leah Fry said...

She's precious! I'm afraid I don't have the patience for puppies and kittens anymore.

Laura said...

Oh - how cute! I'm a total sucker for a lab - especially a black one! My black lab is almost 11 and starting to show his age...

Lab puppy grunts are the cutest sounds - my dog still does that a bit at his age!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

She's adorable! I absolutely love the photo with the toys and bones as well as the one where Annie and Ruby are walking together facing away from the camera.

Carolynn said...

I can understand how she wriggled her sweet self into your hearts. Those puppy dog eyes should be licensed!!

I absolutely LOVE that photo of St. Annie and Ruby walking along the road. It really does look like Annie is sharing some words of wisdom with her.