Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's Official!

Up until now, we have technically had Ruby on a foster/trial basis ... knowing full well after that first day that we were definitely adopting her.  We brought her home without signing actual adoption papers so we could see how well she got along with Daniel, and to make sure she didn't develop a taste for cat. 



As we figured, she fits perfectly in our family ... Daniel loves her and the cats have learned to tolerate her.  I can't really imagine what it would be like around here without her.



We received Ruby's adoption papers in the mail a while ago.  Last week, Ruby and I went to visit my sister to sign them and make this adoption official ... my sister volunteers with Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue, where Ruby came from.  When Ruby was in their foster system, my sister knew that she would be perfect for us ... and she is!! 



Ruby is a happy, happy dog, and she makes everyone around her feel as happy as she is. This little mixed-breed dog with the sweet smile and huge heart has burrowed into our lives, and all of us are better for it.

Welcome home, Ruby ... even though we both know that you've been home all along.

16 comments:

  1. Yay! She's a doll and it's easy to see that she belongs with you.

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  2. Needed this happy story.

    A neighbor's home burnt to a crisp this morning.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

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  3. It's always nice to hear a happily ever after story!

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  4. That makes me so happy for Ruby and You!! She is so sweet and if the cats tolerate her then she is A-OK! Happiness to you all. Hugs, Linda

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  5. Congratulations to Ruby on being official now. She should have a piece of cake to celebrate!

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  6. Congrats to all of you~ A Happy Home~ Ruby is so beautiful love her warm eyes & pretty smile~
    love stories like this, just warms my heart~
    smiles
    Teresa

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  7. Awww...Welcome to the Family Ruby!!!

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  8. Oh yay! Congrats to all of you!

    I can tell Ruby is a sweetheart by her photos. She looks like she's smiling!

    Love the photo with her on her back and her feet up in the air and her mouth wide open, heehee! Put huge smile on my face!

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  9. {SMILES}
    {WAGS}

    Welcome home
    for good, Ruby!!!

    And congrats to
    Mom, Dad and Daniel : )

    xo Suzanne

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  10. Awww...congratulations MOM~ She is just a wonderful family member and now she is yours for good! xo Diana

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  11. Yay!!!

    Welcome to the family Miss Ruby! I have met this sweet dog and can attest to the fact that she is keeper in every respect...a real cutie pie. I wish Ruby a long happy tail wagging life.
    Congrats Connie and Steve!

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  12. Her sweet personality just shines through your photos of her. I love when a dog finds her people:-)

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  13. Congratulations! What a beauty.

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