Monday, October 20, 2008

Day 3 - {cute little puppy for a cute little boy}

100 days of gratitude tag


When we first acquired our tiny Rubidium, I was enchanted by her sheer adorableness, but I had no idea how much real joy and delight she would bring to us. (And no idea how much real destruction, either--ahem!--but this IS a post about gratitude! :)


Yes, puppies are overly energetic, and need lots of attention, but with three little boys running around, this house obviously has no shortage of energy (a little more added to the mixture is hardly noticeable), and they give her Plenty of attention. Almost too much! Sometimes I send her outside just to get a break from them, bless her heart!


Her little cuteness has brought some much-needed comfort and distraction. It is so nice to take her for a walk and get accosted by little neighbor kids saying, "Aww. She's CUTE!" and wanting to pet her. I know it's not the same as having a baby, but it kind of fiDSCF3580lls in that gap as far as getting attention, ya know what I mean?


She definitely lightens up the mood around here with her spunky little personality.


And for Hummer, Ruby has been such a blessing. He is home all day every day with his boring, too-often-blue mama (we DO try to do fun stuff, I promise!), and Ruby has become his little buddy.



He takes her for walks. (She just can't stand those, can you tell? :)


He lets her lick his plate (after making sure with Mommy that it's dog-safe food).


He takes her for adventures in our rusted wheelbarrow with a flat tire--probably a good thing, cause it slows down the ride!


He even reads to her! Here he is reading "Chewy Louie." (I do hope it has inspired her to nobler, toothless actions! :)


I thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for this sweet little companion for my son at this particular time!



snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

Those pictures are hilarious and adorable! I especially love the one of Hummer reading to Ruby! How cute!

P.S. I've decided that your children are more intelligent than I am. Are they available to tutor?

Amy Kay said...[Reply to comment]

You have some cute boys there. And that puppy reminds me of the one we used to have. Her name was Lil' bit (I didn't name her), we have a chichuahua now named Chico. The boys do love him too. That pup will bring distractions. I hope you are doing ok.
Hugs, Amy ;)

Jen said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness! What cute pictures! Hummer and Ruby are so cute together!

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

That is wonderful. I didn't realize that you had a dog. What a fun companion. Isaac will love the dog when he is there. He loves puppies. She is really cute. Jonathan and I want to name a baby girl Ruby. We like that name.

rustybeaver said...[Reply to comment]

A boy and his dog have been the subject of many noble pieces of literature, for good reason. Wilson Rawls called it "puppy love". Hummer just melts my heart.
I also have fond memories of a certain sister of mine wanting dogs like crazy (yes, plural dogs). :) Much love.

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

We love our sweet Hummer-poo. (Don't tell him I said that.)


Andre said...[Reply to comment]

You're dog looks exactly like ours! (Except ours is a little too chubby.)

Kara said...[Reply to comment]

Such a cute post! I understand how dogs can somewhat fill a void, and they certainly (at least in our household) cause alot of laughter! After about 3 unsuccessful years of trying to get pregnant, Dave and I got a dog for our anniversary (and later another dog for our first dogs entertainment)! Our dogs have truley made us feel more like a family, more like we have a responsibilty to care for something other than ourselves. Sadie, our German Shepherd, can sense when I am sad. And for two years she has brought much comfort to me. My mom, who is not a dog lover, keeps telling me that she doesn't want anymore grand-dogs, that she can't wait to have some grandkids! Anyways, I loved the story. Thanks for sharing.