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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Story of Me

I lived in a sad place with many other dogs.  There were adult dogs and puppies …some of the puppies were mine, I think.  I was hungry and my fur was so matted and tangled that I could hardly move.

One day, the police arrived and took us away.  They brought us to animal care and control, which is also a scary place but for different reasons. We were put in cages. All around us were frightened and sick animals – cats, dogs, and even wild animals!

We stayed there while our court case was settled. But finally, a rescue organization saved me and brought me to wonderful foster home. The other dogs were rescued, too. Many of them were puppies (maybe my puppies) and found homes quickly. I was adopted once, but returned because of my separation anxiety. No one else was interested in me because of my age (I’m six) and health issues (I’ve had a few seizures).

Many months passed, but finally a nice family came to visit me …they had just lost their beloved dog of 12 years. I could feel how much they missed their dog and so even though I was scared, I rolled over and let the little girl rub my belly. I think this sealed the deal. 

They brought me home a few days before Thanksgiving and one month later, I'm still here! Lucky for me, something in my eyes reminded them of Pip.

I promise to take very good care of our family, Pip! 

xoxo, Ruby.


Madi and Mom said...

Ahhhhhhh Ruby you make our hearts sing with joy. We are so sorry that the first years of your life were sad but I, Madi, am here to tell you girlfriend one month ago was the very first day as a beloved and cherished sister to your precious little girl and her family. I'm sure by now you know they are the sweetest most loving folks.
Your furs are gorgeous your eyes are full of love. Pip was my buddy and I know he has a great big cheeseburger smile on his face.
Hugs madi your new BFFF

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Ruby, we were so sorry your life started that way. It is not nice and it is not fair. We are sure that Pip helped his people find you because he knew you deserved so much better. We know they will take awesome care of you and you will never be hungry or mistreated again. Lee and Phod

Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi + Hiro said...

Ohh Ruby yoo sweet loverly girl, yoo has had a terrballs start to yor life butts it is jus goin to keeps on gettin betterer n betterer now yoo is parts ovs Da Avery Pack. Yoo coods not wish fur a more carin, lovin n pawesome famly, dem reelly is da gratest. Wee finks yoo is goin to helps dem heel from losin Pip n dems will helps yoo heel from yor horrid start. Pip wos most wise indeeds guidin yoo n hims famly togevva.
Wishin yoo a wonderous Christmas wivs yor famly sweet girl

Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi n Hiro
xx xx xx xx xx

Molly The Wally said...

Ruby we have tears in our eyes and find it hard to type. Kisses sweet one.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Vanessa Morgan said...

So sweet.

gyeong said...

You were lucky to find each other. I think Pip would be proud.

Hilary said...

Oh ruby... Great big tears are rolling down my eyes right now. Sad tears for what you had to experience and tears of joy because I know you have no more sad days ahead of you... You found yourself the best home imaginable and your big brother pip will always be with you making sure you are safe and happy...,

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We know pip put everything in place because he knew his family needed you and you needed them...he is smiling and watching over all of you.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We are sorry that your 'first life' was so difficult, but now your real life has begun! We have no doubt you will take excellent care of your new family, with Mr. Pip guiding you from across the bridge!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ruby, you have the best family ever and I nose dat Angel Pip led them straight to you.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear Ruby Rose... You NOW have the mostest FABULOUS FAMILY EVER. You had a rough start to life butt NOW you have the REWARD. The PRIZE in the Cracker Jack Box. You Caught the Gold Ring.
Our beloved Angel Pip Chose YOU to fill the void and HE chose SO WELL.
Ruby Rose... you are in fur the bestest life EVER.
WE are so Happy fur YOU and fur the PEEPS who are now in your care.

harrispen said...

Thanks for telling us about where you came from. We know you are in the perfect place now and will live a very happy life.

Millie & Walter

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh Ruby, we are so sorry you were part of a puppy mill and had such a hard life. But your family is wonderful and they will take care of you and treasure you. And now we can be your friends. Pip was a very good friend to us and we know you will be too.

jen said...

Awww...I bet Mr.Pip is very happy that you are there:)

I'm sorry to read that you had a tough go of it but it looks like you are now safe and warm and will be very loved:)

Rene said...

This was meant to be, Ruby. I know Pip is happy you're there.

Stewey said...

Oh my goodness, mom has tears in her eyes reading about your rocky start. We're so glad you found such a loving home! Pip is definitely working his magic from above!

What Remains Now said...

Oh, Ruby. I think you are perfect. I'll bet Pip picked you out special.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD Ruby Rose, I join the crowd flooding Blogville with tears for the horror that you and so many pups have to face from cruel and greedy humans... But I rejoice that you escaped it and now can, through your healing, heal the family that has adopted you. It's win-win over your way!! Many Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Ann Oon said...

I keep calling you Ruby Lou.. LOL! Ruby Rose.. you found the greatest nicest family ever. You were one smart girl to roll over and get a tummy rub. I wish you many many happy days ahead of you and a lifetime of adventures.

hugs n licks,

Murphy said...

We are so happy you are part of the Blogville Family and you came to help heal Pip's people!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

stellaroselong said...

WE believe that sweet Angel Pip made all of this happen cos he knew you needed the bestest family in the world, and they needed to find that special one to live in their hearts.
We are so sorry you had such a rough life before, but we know how brave you were to keep on believing cos I was the same sasha and so was our angel trudie.
You made my mommas eyes tear up today, but they were happy happy tears.
stella rose

Sam and Pippen said...

Miss Ruby,

Even though those days, months and years were scary for you, we are so glad that you made it through and waited for your most awesome family to find you!

Sam and Pippen

Casey said...

What a LUCKY dog you are now, Ruby Rose! You hit the jackpot with your new family. I know Pip is so glad to see his family in good paws.

I know that it can be awfully skeery when you come from a bad place. But TRUST me, before long in your new home, all those bad years will seem like just a bad dream. Every time you wake up in your nice soft bed and go jump in your momma's lap, it'll fade away a little more!

Two French Bulldogs said...

I am so happy for you I want to sing to the world that you are safe

Madi and Mom said...


The Furries of Whisppy said...

You chose the very best family, Ruby Rose! We know you will blossom with the love and care you will receive from your family. :)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Ruby, I'm crying!!! I thought your eyes reminded me of Pip too! I'm so glad Sissy spotted you!!! And I'm so happy you have a loving home!!!

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh Ruby, such a sad story...but a wonderful happy ending! I bet you will take good care of your new family and they will take great care of you! What a wonderful holiday have each other.
*Cairn cuddles*

rottrover said...

Oh yeah...we totally scored, Ruby!

Ruby the rescued rottie

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We are so happy you have found a your family Ruby. Mum had tears in her eyes reading your sad story.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Ruby Rose, I am so glad Angel Pip had his eye on you! Angel brandi must have been talking to him and giving him advise on how to pick a sweet new member of his family.
As a former rescue I know how horrible life can be with the wrong peoples, and I am so happy you chose the right family to adopt and they chose you, too.

Tank said...

This choked me up. I'm so happy for you and your new family. I hope you have a wonderful life together:)

Lady Vicki said...

Oh Ruby what a sad story but so glad you have a new home. I look forward to reading more about you. Lady Vicki xx

scotsmad said...

We love stories with happy endings. We're just so sad you had to go through all the bad part.

We know you'll do a great job healing your forever family.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Ruby you have the most beautiful eyes. I do hope all those other pups from the sad place have been as lucky as you in their adoptive homes. You look so comfy there in your wee bed under the Christmas tree.
Toodle pip!

3 doxies said...

Oh dear Ruby what a sad life you began withs but trust me, you will has da bestest life evers now! Your new family will loves you and keeps you safe furevers and evers. You will know what real love is.
I am so excited fur you and your new family.

You do has beautiful soulful eyes...they does remind me of Pip. So if you is 6 then you is legal to drink right?


Idaho PugRanch said...

Ruby, you and your family are so lucky that Angel Pip brought you together. you will have the most wonderful life now, with the bestest family!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Mitch and Molly said...

You are making our mom's eyes leak, Ruby. We are so very happy for you and bless angel Pip. He knew exactly what he was doing!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Susie and Sidebite said...

Ruby, your gonna love your furever home, trust me, I went throught the same thing five years ago, and now I am one happy pupper, and I love to give kisses. You do know Pip is up there watching, and we bet he is smiling and will guide you along!

The Mad Scots

Sarge said...

Hey Ruby!
Wow, what a sweet story! I'm so glad you are with your new pack because they will take wonderful care of you and we will all have amazing adventures together. I'm sorry your story started sad, but it's all good now! Gosh, you're a cutie!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

So glad that you've found such a good home xxx

Jenn said...

Sweet Ruby, we are very happy that you are now in a forever home where you are safe and loved. We are certain that Angel Pip helped you and his family find each other.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Ruby
I am so happy for you that you now have the most wonderful home in the world. Angel Pip sent these wonderful people to go get you and take you home and love you.
And I know you love them as much as they love you.
Do you know what? Something about you reminds me of Angel Pip- I guess cause he's an angel and he had this all planned.
Yay for the belly rubs. Yay for love!

Brian said...

You are a special one Miss Ruby with a very special family.

Ruby said...

Oh Ruby Rose, your family is just so lucky to have such a sweet gal such as yourself!! You are just gonna loves it there and I thinks you are gonna take very good care of eachother!! Pip will be blownin' kisses from above...
Ruby ♥

24 Paws of Love said...

We are so glad you are safe. We know Mr. Pip is looking over you and your new family. May you have a very Merry Christmas with them.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ruby, it makes us so sad to know that you, your babies, and so many other furries had to have such a bad time before. But we are 100%, not 1,000% certain that you will never have reason to be hurt or sad again - you have a wonderful loving family now.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Katie said...

Ruby this is such a touching, sad story with the most wonderful ending! You are lucky to have found your family and that they have found you.

KB Bear said...

Ruby, You are an amazing and incredible dog. Your new family will heal your heart, and you will heal their hearts. You may not know it yet - but you hit the jackpot, sweet girl.

The Island Cats said...

Ruby, we're glad your story has a happy ending. We know Pip would approve of you. :)

Kari in Alaska said...

Ruby I am so glad you now have a great family!

Stop on by for a visit

Geetalima Dutta said...

Thank you thank you thank you for saving Ruby, What a lovely sweet girl she is!
Pip, you did a wonderful job leading your peeps to her.
So sorry Ruby you had to go through 5 (may be6) sad years, But you are right where you deserve to be...
Wahs, Ginger, Buddy n Shadow
Tears of joy,

Sam said...

Hi Ruby, I think that Pip helped you win the life lotto. After all that you've been through and the huge hole left by Pip, maybe, just maybe Pip might have thought, I can help my family and help a kindred soul find and heal the other, at least a little bit. This would be Pip. Look after Pip's family and they'll look after you.

Jobi Harris said...

Sending a huge congratulations to you all! It is so special that Pip was in on it.

waggfoods said...

Lovely to meet you, thanks for sharing your story!

tubby3pug said...

Ruby we are so happy to meet you and don't worry the rest of your life is going to be cake!

retro rover

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Ruby, nice to meet you! What a story. So glad your human and Angel Pip found a beautiful doggies like you.

Momo & Pinot xo

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Ruby, we know that Pip knows that you'll take VERY good care of the family!!

dw said...

Oh Ruby! There have been so many stories about pups being crammed in a house, not well taken care of, being found and going to Animal a matter of fact there was just one on the news tonight in North Chicago. You are a lucky one, you found a good home, and a comfy bed, and a good family. Just looking at your picture I can tell there's a bit of Pip in you, but I think your family loves you because of who you are too!

Karen and Riley

Wyatt said...

Pip is smiling down on you, Ruby!
Wyatt and Stanzie

chicamom85 said...

Ruby, I am so sorry that you had to have such a bad life for a while. Now you are safe and loved in a wonderful home with Angel Pip watching over you. Puddles will watch over you too I am sure, but please don't ever get in the car if she is driving. Just sayin.

Loveys Sasha

Pippa Sheltie said...

Hiya Ruby!
Oh, that was so touching! I get really sad hearing about the poor doggies like you who have been mistreated, and of course about your poor pups. I'm just super glad you've found a great home! What a lovely picture! I'm sure that, for your new family, you are the greatest gift under the tree!
Pippa :)

Inger said...

That look in her eyes in the first picture is so sad, you can see the damage done to her, poor thing. I am all teary eyed here. But then looking at the last one, Ruby sleeping so peacefully give me hope that will the love and constancy of your family, she will become whole. And I saw her joy, playing in the snow, so I know she will be fine. I love that you adopted her.

LP said...

Oops! How did we miss this post?! Ruby! You are just so incredibly cute we can't get over it!! Look at you in your cosy Christmas sweater in your cosy pink bed! That just adds insanely to the cute factor sweetie!

You had a lot of sads at the beginning of your life Ruby but now you will have so many happies that soon all the memories of your sads will be but a memory!

You have the best family ever and your very own little girl now. :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hiya again Ruby,

Thank goodness your life has completely turned about for the best. We look forward to hearing and seeing you.... and angel pip guiding you.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Sam said...

You are a very lucky girl, little Ruby. You've come home to a wonderful place.

Monty and Harlow

Archie and Melissa said...

hi ruby!

welcome to your new wonderful family with the most most beautiful angel pip to guide you every step of the way!

you are beautiful and i am so happy for all of you!

your friend always

The Scottie Chronicles said...

Oh my Lord!!! Thank goodness Mr. Pip picked you to keep the peeps company. Happy New Year Ruby!

Arroooo - Stuart

Cynthia Pibble Geremia said...

Ruby, as usual, I'm late to the party. So, so good to meet you! You may have come from a not-so-nice place, but you ended up in the arms of angels!

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