Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ruby Jo Leah Gunter

It's catch up day! First off, Ruby! On October 26th, Lyss asked me if I wanted to go after church to a house where she had seen a sign for Shorkie (Shitzu+Yorkie) puppies "just to look." I figured puppy looking at someone's home was an appropriate/super fun Sabbath day activity, so along with Brit, Lyns, Morgan, and Lexi, we piled up in the car and headed to check them out! Needless to say, once we got there we fell in love with all 4 puppies, so Lyss called her parents to ask permission to get a dog (they already had two--adorable Oreo and mad ugly Snickers), and after much persuasion, a trip with her parents to see the puppies for themselves, and $600 from Lyss's own pocket, the little 7 week old girl runt was Alyssa's! Lyss named her Ruby and she is probably the only dog I have ever loved as much as my sweet Pebbles and Maggie. I'm able to spend a lot of time with her because Clark and Jodi's generosity in letting me live with them rent free combined with getting a few months ahead on my car payment has allowed me to, for the first time since I've been in school, have a semester of not working, so Ruby and I pretty much go everywhere together! I think Big Mama from "The Fox and the Hound" probably sums Ruby and I up best: "When you're the best of friends, having so much fun together, you're not even aware you're such a funny're the best of friends!"

How precious is this face!

Grace absolutely LOVES her! Almost to death.

Ruby is a snuggler! She's all cuddled up with her beanie puppy.


Hollie said...

I love love love her! Like I wish she was mine! But you already knew that! My mom wants her too.....she just doesn't know it yet!

Marrian said...

That's awesome! I want one to take back to Germany with me :)!
Love the pics of Lucy!
Hey, and Happy Early Birthday!!!! I will just be getting back from Vegas that day and getting settled into a hotel room while waiting for my sister in law and chasing two little wild kids, so I'm not likely to remember, those things as well as I haven't regained all those lost brain cells from being pregnant with the two. I hope you have a super day!