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Monday, November 20, 2017

Rescue Matters: Celebrating Four Years With Ruby

This week marks Ruby's four-year anniversary with our family. Rather than fill this post with lots of words, I'm going to let the photos tell her story. This is why rescue matters.

Ruby was removed from her former home because of severe neglect and joined Safe Humane's Court Case Dog Program

At Chicago Animal Care & Control after being removed from her former home because of criminal neglect in 2013

Rescue matters Ruby's first Christmas after being rescued in her new home
December 2013

Rescue matters and Ruby takes her first nap on the couch in her new home
January 2014

Ruby experiences her first now in her new home after being rescued
February 2014

Rescue matters - Ruby's first spring in her new home
June 2014

Ruby's new life as a couch potato in her new home
October 2014

Ruby's knows how to work the camera in her blue sweater in her new home
January 2015

Ruby's first vacation to Wisconsin with her new adoptive family
June 2015

Ruby has fun posing on license plates with her new family because rescue matters
October 2015

Ruby enjoys spring with petals on her head in her new family yard
April 2016

Ruby enjoys a walk in the park with ducks because rescue matters
August 2016

Ruby visits Lake Michigan with her new family because rescue matters
April 2017

Ruby enjoys a visit to the park with her new family because rescue matters

Rescue matters. You can read Ruby's full story here.

Tune in Friday for part two of Ruby's celebration.

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32 comments

Mark Muller said...

we agree... it matters and it can change the life of a pup or cat... and ours too... to the best...

Bouncing Bertie said...

Can it really be four years already?
How great to see these pictures - Ruby now looks such a happy, thriving dog.
Cheers, Gail.

Emma said...

Our kitties are always shelter cats and their lives change immensely when they get to our home. Mom's first dog was also a shelter dog. If a shelter rescue dog is right for you, it is a wonderful thing. So glad Ruby found a good home and is so happy now.

Mary said...

Such a sweet beautiful girl! You can see the change as she smiles so now

Julie said...

What lovely photos, you are a beautiful and happy girlie Ruby!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
The story is in those eyes, as they brighten and glisten with the passing time... FOUR YEARS??!!! crikey... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Perfect! Rescue definitely matters!!!
xoxo,
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

Molly the AireGirl said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Ruby! We are beyond happy that you found your perfect forever home♥

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy 4th Gotcha Day Ruby!! You hit the jackpot when you were "gotted!" DakotasDen

Millie and Walter said...

Happy Gotcha Week Ruby. We can tell by the pictures that over the years Ruby is much happier than when she first came to your house. We bet she was a bit scared of her new surroundings at first.

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Ruby! We love seeing those happy smiles!

Inger said...

When Ruby finally smiled, she just couldn't stop.

Madi and Mom said...

Ruby your eyes went from no expression in #1 to full of stars and twinkles and love. Your mouth went from a means to eat to a full fledged 87 million watt smile. TLC is the best medicine in the universe.
Hugs madi your bfff

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Joyful Gotcha Day, Ruby!!! We could see the difference in your eyes in even the first two pics, from caged to free and loved. But the true story is seen in ALL those gorgeous photos of beautiful Ruby with that great big happy smile. A life of love gives one so much to smile about.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Oh the difference in the first photo and now...and all the changes in between. Happy Gotcha Day, Ruby! We're so happy you found your forever family...and we know they're happy they found you!

Denise Gruzensky said...

Watching that precious face go from hopeless-wary-maybe-joyful that PRICELESS and MATTERS 💙💙

da tabbies o trout towne said...

itz nice ta see ewe smile ruby....we iz BUZZED happee ya finded a GOOD foreverz home; we troo lee troo lee mean thiz ~~~~~ happee 4th N heerz ta another 44 ♥♥♥♥

Idaho PugRanch said...

The pictures spoke a thousand words. what a wonderful transformation to a beloved and happy family member
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

The Island Cats said...

Ruby is the purrfect example of why rescue matters. What a difference 4 years have made.

KB Bear said...

What an incredible transformation!!!! Wow. Just wow.

Marv Marvelous said...

We have loved watching Ruby blossom! I can't believe it has been 4 years...it seems like yesterday.
She and you are truly blessed.
I send you much Love
Barb

Marg said...

Wow, I can't believe it has been four years. The change in Ruby is so great. She went from a sad dog to a very happy one. We are so glad that she found such a wonderful family. Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving.

abiandgeorgia said...

Wow, look at those smiles! It's amazing how love draws out the diamonds in all of us, no matter where we've been or what we've gone through :)

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Ruby's photos certainly tell a story. It's absolutely amazing to see her transformation, and she actually looks like she's smiling. Love and patience can make a world of difference for a rescued animal. Thank you so much for sharing Ruby with us. I just adore her.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Congratulations on four years! The pictures show such a difference! It's been a pleasure to watch Ruby come into her own and blossom over the past couple years. GO, RUBY!

Debi @ RescueDogs101 said...

I love the transformation in Ruby's face! She is obviously very happy she found her furever home with you!

Three Chatty Cats said...

OMG Ruby, you have my heart.

Jackie Bouchard said...

Awww, love these!! Happy Gotcha Day, Ruby!! You were so lucky to find each other!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Ruby & Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. It is so sad to hear that you were neglected in the past. But the sparkle in your eyes now show that you are happy & loved dearly with your current family. Hugs!

meowmeowmans said...

So sweet! Happy Gotcha Day, Ruby!

Yes, rescue matters. And it rocks! Just look at the transformation in Ruby's demeanor in these pictures.

Marty the Manx said...

Oh yes it matters! Seeing Ruby blossom brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.
Luvs
Kelly (Marty's Mom)

Cathy Armato said...

Wow, this is some powerful photo journalism! You can see the difference and the happiness on Ruby's beautiful face as she progresses to joy and happiness over these last few years. I love this post and these photos. Rescue does matter, it means everything to every pet that is saved.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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