I will warn you now there is going to be a ridiculous amount of photos in this post because my sweet fur baby is 1! We have only been lucky enough to call her ours for the 10 months and I can’t believe how fast the time as gone! Yes, I am feeling emotional about this and there are tears in my eyes. I am a crazy dog mom and I will not apologize for it! She has added so much to our lives and we love her so much. So please indulge me in this walk down memory lane and the celebration of the first year of her crazy little life! 🙂
On October 29, 2013- our sweet girl was born into foster care with her two brothers and one sister. Given the name Sadie she has never not known love for one second of her life thanks to Wright Way Rescue and their amazing program. At eight weeks old they were available for adoption and waiting at WWR when the hubs and I went to pick out my Christmas present on Christmas Eve. I will never forget the first time we say Sadie/Roo with her siblings in her little cage, snuggled up and not making a peep, just looking at us with her big brown eyes. The hubs call them his downfall and hopes we don’t have brown eyed daughters someday because he will be doomed. We loved her from the start and couldn’t imagine her not being ours forever.
Christmas Even with my three pound baby bear which we called her for the longest time. The rescue thought she was part Australian Terrier and after brainstorming so many ideas, we wanted something Australian and she can jump higher then any dog I’ve ever seen. Even has a baby puppy, she bounced all over. So Roo/Roo Bear/Roosie she became and it fits her perfectly.
I think most of my pictures the first few months are of her sleeping, which hasn’t changed much. She’s a sleepy snuggler for sure. Plus I am totally the mom that documents everything. Like OMG look how cute she is when she sleeps!? Haha.
Here’s our first walk. She loves to be outside. It doesn’t matter what the weather is, we have to basically drag her back inside. Her tiny self, loved to jump and bury herself in the snow. She’s crazy.
Look at the face. How can you say no to her!? Which is why she sleeps with us still, every night. Yeah yeah yeah we’re softies, we know.
As she started to grow up her ears decided they were going to stick up. The best and cutest part is they decided this one at a time and a few weeks apart.
So hilarious and so stinking cute. Also as she grew up her fur got lighter and I might be biased but I think her coat is so pretty with all the colors and I keep her long and shaggy because she’s a wild child.
Roo loves to be in the car. She used to be so small and sit in the cup holder in the center console. Now she refuses to be anywhere but on my lap, honking at every dog and any unsuspecting car she feels like. So embarrassing. I look like I have mad road rage because no one can see the twelve pound dog on my lap, the little stinker.
Having a puppy totally took over a little condo. There were toys and bones and shredded paper and ripped clothing just to name a few, everywhere. So then came her little toy box that she still refuses to get toys out of on her own but as least doesn’t bark at anymore. Trying to bring some order to the having a puppy chaos.
Eat. Play. Love. That’s what she does and we love her for it. Also can you see from this pic why we call her a cat/dog?! Haha she is a breed all her own my little fur baby. Who, have I mentioned, is the boss of us and the queen of her castle?
Don’t let those eyes fool you, she is one bossy lady. Which is why after graduating her puppy school with flying colors, she promptly decided she has no need for commands or training. She’d rather just do what she wants when she wants to. A Carin Terrier is defined as independent and they couldn’t be more accurate in that description.
But what fun would a dog that listens be? HA! I say bring on the constant adventure.
Graduation marks the end of the baby puppy faze and thus brings her first full grooming adventure. Poor baby, she was traumatized. And I may or may not have cried dropping her off because I knew it would be a tough day for her. And I didn’t even know about the pom pom they would put on her head, ha.
If you think dropping your dog off to be groomed is hard, I can’t even explain the sadness you will feel for their first surgery. Ugh dropping her off for a nine hour day to get fixed and have her extra front claws removed was so hard and so sad. But we made it through and she lost maybe 1% of her energy post being fixed.
Nothing is going to keep her down and she is really the happiest dog. And even though she is frustrating and destructive and wild, she really does bring out the best in us. I love the quote that says, “be the person your dog thinks you are,” because she loves us no matter what. She gets so excited to see us no matter how long it’s been, 5 minutes or 5 hours. And it doesn’t matter to her what we do for work or how much money we have because we are her parents and to her we are the best thing in the world. I hope I live up to her opinion of me someday.
So my sweet, Roosie, I hope you never get to cool for me to hold you close.
Or dress you up.
And that you know how much we love you and can’t imagine our family without you.
And know that we would do anything for you. Including sheltering you from the rain in daddy’s shirt. Because you are our girl.
Our Starbucks drinking,
belly rub loving, car seat snuggling, selfie taking girl.
So today, on your first birthday we celebrate the gift you are to us. Thank you for being a part of our family and for showing us how full our hearts and lives could be because of you. For making us laugh and cry and be crazy. We love you and hope you felt so celebrated today.
Love you, Roo Bear!
Sorry for the extra long, extra sappy birthday post! But Roo deserve the best so hopefully this does her justice! Feeling so thankful for animal rescues and for people with hearts for animals that made it possible for Roo to be a part of our lives. If you are looking for a pet, I hope you will adopt and save one of the many that need a good home! You won’t regret it!
As always, thanks for stopping by and celebrating Roo with me today!