Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrating Ruby's First Gotcha Day!!

Hi Everybody!  Thanks for helping me celebrate my first Gotcha Day! I've been living with my family for exactly one whole year today!!

To celebrate, for every comment that's left on my blog from midnight 3/29/2011 through midnight 3/30/2011 we will donate two dollars to World Vets to help animals in Japan who may have lost their homes!!

 Mom didn't have to go to the work place yesterday, so we got to smellebrate ALL DAY!! (You'd have thought she'd have gotten my blog posted, but nnoooooo...)

I went for a hike at the creek with my big brother, Gizmo. 
See my smile?

I gotted my own Wubba cuz you guys all say it Rocks!!  Did you know it has TWO squeekers in it?!??  I LOVE it!!  I'm squeekin' it right now in Mom's office while she posts about me!!  I ALWAYS remove the squeekers post haste from all toys, but not the Wubba!  Love it!!

I hung out snoopervised dinner preparations from under the table!

THEN, we all got special giant Gtocha Day cookies!!  All to celebrate that I get to live HERE with my amazing family who loves me so much!!  We eventually all sat for our cookie, but Bart's kind of a goody-four-paws... It was a pawsome day!

For the first four years of my life, I lived in someone's backyard.  No one played with me or took me on walks.  I was not let into the house because I was "too big." Then those people's house got foreclosed on. They sent me to live with their son -- in his backyard.  His mother-in-law was afraid of me and would squirt me with the hose. Because of that, I had a really bad ear infection when I was rescued.    The original people who had me owned a dry cleaners where my rescuer went.  They had a picture of me in their business in which I just had my head down and was leaning up against a door with my head.  My rescue lady said it was the saddest picture she'd ever seen.  Like Mayzie's AngelmommyDonna, my rescue lady talked, and talked and talked to the people who owned me, and FINALLY they let her rescue me.  Then I went to a foster home and to the vet to get my ears treated and THEN my Mom saw my picture in a pet store.  She thought about me and thought about me.  When she called my rescue lady the lady asked her lots of questions about our house and our yard and my brothers.  When my mom mentioned that her dogs sleep on the bed the rescue lady said, "YOU are the perfect family!  This dog needs a home where she is totally SPOILED!"  And the rest is history.  At first I was scared to go too far into our back yard or be too far away from my Mom and Dad.  I'm still a little bit clingy, but I love my brothers and they are very nice to me and watch out for me and teach me stuff like how to guard the house if another dog walks by. I think I am a very lucky girl.  My family loves me very much.  And, yeah, maybe I'm a little bit spoiled...  

Thanks for helping me celebrate.  I am so happy that you are all my friends!

One other kinda cool coincidence:  March 29 is my angel sister Allie's birthday.  How cool is that?


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Ruby! We are so glad you got GOT! Happy Gotcha day! You and Stumpy share a special day!

Wishing you the happiest ever Happily Ever After!

Nanük said...

Woooos Ruby, Happy gotcha day!! What a heartwarming story is yours, so happy to see the pics taken spending time with your loved ones, your buds,

RA & Isis

Paris Parrot said...

Heya doggy! we heard it was your gotcha day! Pawty like a rock star:)

Paris the parrot!

HoundDogMom said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Looks like a really cool celebration you had. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

P.S. Is it today actually, because your header says 4/29?

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Spoiled is good! (We don't call it 'the big dog bed' for nothing, you know!) Happy Gotcha Day!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Backcountry Brodie said...

Your angel sisfur's birfday be the same as your gotcha day? Well you woz just meant to be. Some of us just has to claw our way up to being spoiled. I would like to sing you a little song fur your Gotcha Day: ♫ Happy Gotcha Day to You ♫ Happy Gotcha Day to You ♫ Happy Gotcha Day Dear Ruby ♫ Happy Gotcha Day to You ♫ AROOOOOO ♫

3 doxies said...

Where is da kleenex warning on dis post? My mum looks likes a blubberin' idiot. What a beautiful finally to your story...you was saved by just one good person who wanted to change your life and then you found your mom and dad to make it a reality.
Now exactly when is your birfday? Is it march or April? I is confused but I usually is anyways.


rottrover said...

Thank you to the early birds: Levi Mac, Daisey, Bella and Kendra, Honey, Mayzie, Stella, Stuart, Oliver and Ruby (great name!) and Maddy and Owen.

And special thanks to Miss Puddles for her keen doxie editing eye!!

rottrover said...

And to my two handsome friends Booker and Roo - thanks :-)


3 doxies said...

Bwhahahaha...speakin' of editing. I mispelled finale...duh!
I did furgets to say Happy Gotcha Day and you and your family is very lucky to has eachothers...and we heres in Blogville is too!


Levi said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! Glad you liked my pictures...BOL!

George The Lad said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ruby, thanks for sharing your story, so pleased you have found the bestest forever home.
I like your idea of donating to ;)
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Just Jess for now said...

Congratulations! It sounds like you had a fantastic celebration too.
And you deserve to be spoiled! :)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a grrrreat tribute to your angel sissy Allie... Your Mom and Dad brought a Bright Shiny RUBY into their home!!! How super duper is THAT???

I hope that you have the bestest day EVER!!! Pawty Hardy BIG Ruby. hehehe
I think your mom is doing a wonderful thingy with the comments and stuffs. VERY much NEEDED over there right now!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We sure are Happee you found a great forever home
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It's a great day to know you, Ruby!!! So glad you have the wonderful home you now have forever!!! Happy Gotcha Day to you and Happy Birthday to Angel Allie. Party time for all here and across the Bridge.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Gotcha Days, Ruby! I think every dog deserves a great day, but after reading your story, I am just so very happy that you found your perfect home!


Suzy Neal said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Ruby! So thankful you have a family that loves you and spoils you every day.

Cowspotdog said...

The is nothing better then a happy gotcha day ending - you are so luck Ruby, now you get to go walks, have family and yes you are spoiled - but you deserve it.

Unknown said...

Yeah for gotcha days!! They are so important to celebrate because it's a reminder of what was and what is. And, it gives a chance to celebrate the great dogs (and cats) who come into our lives that we can love and spoil, because they deserve it!!
Happy gotcha day Ruby!!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Road Dog Tales said...

Mayzie told us that today is your GOTCHA day so we ran right over to wish you a very HAPPY one! From your story, we're thinking EVERY day is a HAPPY GOTCHA day for you AND your family! Those cookies look yummilicious!

The Road Dogs

Corbin said...

Looks like you've been having LOTS of fun!! Cheers to many more years being loved and spoiled!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Ruby! I can't believes our stories are so much alike! Gosh, you and me are awfully lucky, aren't we? I'm just so very much thankful that you don't have to live in a backyard anymore and gets to sleep on a BED! Cuz a bed is about the bestest thing in the world. Well, except for being luved by your family. And cheese.

Happy Gotcha Day, Beautiful Furend!

Wiggles & Wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I bet The RH will have his DOH print out ALL these beaWOOOOOOtiful Rotti Gal pikhs fur his 'bed'

Happy Gotcha Day!

Being GOTCHA'D is the FURRY best! I know that furry well!


Tucker said...

Oh Ruby It breaks my heart that you weren't allowed in your original house because you were too big! If those peoples had me I would have been in the yard wif you being too big as well. Here is to your first fabulous year with you forever happy home!

woof - Tucker

Barbara said...

Man, I'm crying over here. What crummy first and second families you had! I'm so glad you finally found the right family!! Happy Gotcha Day!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Bad beginning, happy "ending." Lots more of the story to go. :)

Happy Gotcha Day, Ruby! And to your sister Allie for tomorrow too!

Pippen said...

Hey, Ruby! Saw your comment over on Twink's blog and headed right over!

Sounds like your day is going great already!

Happy Gotcha Day to you!

Sam and Pippen

K9 Katastrophie said...

Happy Gotcha day, you special girl!!!


Lacy said...

w00fs, happy gotcha day Ruby...and happy barkday to ur angel sissie Allie too..have a wonderful day wiff, good foodies and lots of fun..

b safe,

H Ski said...

I'm so glad you got rescued and are now with a great family that loves you. Every dog deserves that. Hope you have a great day celebrating!!

Diane's "Jack the cat" said...

Hi Ruby!!! Happy first gotcha day!! Sure looks like you had a wonderful day!!! Your family looks awsome, & I think you are one spoiled and very lucky Rottie!!!
Diane & "Jack Kitteh" (upstate NY)

Anonymous said...

Best wishes on your special day:)

Homer said...

Rubeeeeee! Happy Gotcha Day! Have a great one with lots of hugs and yummy treats! You deserve it!


Maggie Mae and Max said...


Happy Happy Gotcha Day my furiend!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Elaine Pritchard said...

Hope you have the best Gotcha Day any dog ever had - you deserve it.

That was a very nice story to read because it had a nice happy ending but it was sad in places.

So glad you found such a lovely forever family in the end.

Love and licks, Winnie

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMG! It's hard to believe it's been a year! I love you Ruby Roo! You are simply a sweetheart and it's been amazing to watch you learn to be a Diva gal!

I'm so happy you've found a forever home!

Unknown said...

(Sigh) What a lovely, lovely story!! I'm so happy for you, Ruby, that you found such a wonderful forever family at last! You really deserve it!

Happy Gotcha Day!!

Honey the Great Dane

Molly the Airedale said...

Wow! Look at the size of those cookies! Happy gotcha day, Ruby!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

the booker man said...

miss ruby!

super mega happy gotcha day to you!!! :)
me and asa and mama are SO SO SO glad that you got rescued from those icky hoomans and got to come live with your awesome mama and daddy and bros! we think ya'll make a crazy go nuts awesome pack!
looks like you really got to pawty yesterday -- a grrreat walkie with swimmies and your very own wubba and those HOOGE treatsie bones! woohoooooo!!

the booker man

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day, Ruby!! We're so glad you got rescued and are a spoiled princess now! :) And what a great way for you to celebrate your Gotcha Day...a hike, the creek, cookies, and all the donations!

Elyse and Riley

Wyatt said...

oh Ruby,
My mom always tears up when she reads a gotcha story. Yours is so sweet, you found the perfect home!
Happy Day to you and your pack!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Daisy Dog said...

Happy gottcha day! You momma is a good momma :)

JacksDad said...

Wait, there's something wrong with that Wubba. It's still in one piece. Didn't anyone show you how to open it up? :)

Dexter said...

Happy Gotcha day, you big beautiful block headed gal! You are the best.


Lindy said...

Ruby, you are bee-U-tee-full! I am so glad you found such a wonderful forever home. Very happy Gotcha Day and wishing you many more! =D

Stella said...

Dear Ruby:

There is not one thing as good as a Happy Ending and you sure got one!

We are all rescues at this house and we are singing songs for you right now!

Jo the Mom, Stella the Dog and Zkhat the Cat

Lynn PAWZ said...

Woo don't know us, but we are furiends of RA & Isis, and since they are your furiend, we wub woo too! We are so happy for woo that you got a new place to be loved so much! Big Aroooos to woooooo!
That's Husky & Mally talk for So happy for you sweetie :o)
Diesel, Reba, Cinnabar, Fenway & Tucker PAWZ

Sage said...

What a pawsomely, amazing story for your Gotcha Day. Yay for you!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ruby! You are a very lucky girl!

Maddy and Owen said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Your story made Mommy give us big hugs and we are all SOOOOO happy for you and that you found a wonderful forever home :) My brother, Owen, is also a rescue! We love what you are doing to help the animals in need :)
Maddy and Owen

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Ruby! None of the pups here are spoilt, the hoomans are just well trained. *remember this, use it against your hoomans!*

Hehehhe. I think your hoomans are gonna flip when they see the number of comments. ;)


Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Hi Ruby!!! It's Chubbs here. I also want to wish you a very very Happy Gotcha Day on behalf of all of my hammie sisters and brothers (they are all snoozing away as it's the morning here in Singapore). Hehe.

Here's a little Hammie kiss to you! :)


Raising Addie said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

You sure are beautiful! We are so glad that you have a wonderful home now. What a wonderful way to celebrate by making a donation!

Chasing my Tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

The Daily Pip said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ruby! I am so happy you are loved and safe! Thanks for sharing your story.

Your pal, Pip

White Dog Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ruby! You have the most wonderful forever home and family...and deserve it so much! We wish you all many many many years together sharing adventures, happiness, life's journey, and most importantly, love!

It is so generous of you to reach out to help our fur brothers and sisters in Japan! May the kindness return to your family a hundred-fold.

Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Ruby!
I loved your post!
I am sure you had a great time celebrating this very special day!
Kisses and hugs

tula monstah said...

Happy gotcha day! Life is good now!

Anonymous said...

Ruby! Had to stop back by and say Happy Gotcha Day again on your Gotcha Day postie! :) Such a fab day your family planned for you! Killer walkie, huge biscuits and your very own Wubba?!!! You deserve it all and then some :D Glad you're bein spoiled rottie ;)

Waggin at ya,

The Heartbeats said...

Ruby you are a beautiful girl and deserve every happiness on your first gotcha day!!!


Unknown said...

You're a lucky girl now, Ruby! You've found your perfect home who loves you from top to toes and you're spoilt like a real princess.
You're so pretty, Ruby! And you make me think of my Laura too.
Rotties are just SWEET right? They are so huggable, best for cuddles and they are just so lovely and patient.

Remington said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Enjoy! Love the pics!

violett said...

Ruby, I'm happy for you. You've made ​​the right family.

My mom always says she comes to visit you sometime. The Mt Lukens can view it whenever she is with her ​​aunt to visit .. This year she is flying in mid-September
Lots of love

Amber-Mae said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day!!!!!!!

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! Hope it was a great one! Your pal Mark D. sent us over to say "hi!" And now we are your newest follower, fellow Blogspotter! Come by and visit us sometime! Great pics!!!

♥ Sallie said...

You are so generous! That is awesome!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Happy Gotcha Day. Todays was our Gotcha Day too!

Those cookies sure do look yummy. Ya'll did a very good job snoopervising!

ForPetsSake said...

Oh how I LOVE happy endings! Happy Gotcha Day - isn't it amazing when a dog can change her stars? Hugs!

Terrorzinhos said...

Sorry we are late, but, We hope you had a great Gotcha Day!
Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! What a GREAT story! i'm so sorry i'm late to this! Happy Gotcha day Ruby! i'm so happy you have a home where doggies and peeps are lovin' on you... woo need it!