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Ruby is home.

all is as it should be

Ruby is home. A little skinny. A little squirmy. A little medicated. But very happy. And very loved. In fact, if possible, I think we might love her more now, for all she's been through.

Thank you for your outpouring of concern and care for Ruby and our family. It warmed our hearts.

home(photo by katie pertiet)

Now if someone could just explain how you keep an 11 week old puppy quiet and sedentary for two weeks while she recovers……

all is as it should be

Ruby is home. A little skinny. A little squirmy. A little medicated. But very happy. And very loved. In fact, if possible, I think we might love her more now, for all she's been through.

Thank you for your outpouring of concern and care for Ruby and our family. It warmed our hearts.

home(photo by katie pertiet)

Now if someone could just explain how you keep an 11 week old puppy quiet and sedentary for two weeks while she recovers……

44 comments on “Ruby is home.”

  1. yay! she’s home!! and look at those eyes. i have no advice for keeping a wiggly puppy still. i bet her instincts will let her know when enough is enough though. i’m so happy for your girls… 🙂

  2. Yay, I’m so glad! I kept checking back here yesterday to see if there was any word. The girls must be so relieved (not to mention the parents)!

  3. Glad she’s home and on the mend.Keeping her still and sedentary…When Hannah was recovering from her surgery, I would stuff her kong dog toy (http://dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/2006/02/stuff_this_in_a_kong.php_) with all sorts of stuff. Mashed banana mixed with peanut butter that was frozen. I also got marrow bones (soup bones) from the grocery and froze those. Once she got all the marrow out, I’d restuff them with frozen concoctions to keep her busy licking instead of jumping around.

  4. I’m so glad she’s getting better! She is so cute. Don’t you just love when they say to keep them quiet?! It always cracks me up ’cause – yeah, that’s gonna’ happen! :O)

  5. Oh Molly,I checked first thing this morning, so glad she’s home and on the mend. Relief for you all, especially your husband. I love Jen W.’s ideas. Also a rope toy that acts as floss. Setting up a small blanket and nest of her own would also be comforting. Could be a great opportunity for the children to learn some caring for the pup, our dog loves to be read, to “Martha blah blah blah” being her favorite.

  6. I’m so glad she’s home and recovering. She’s already getting that growing-pup face — a little longer in length. But I have no idea how to calm a puppy. I can’t calm my own dog very well. 🙂

  7. Woo hoo! So pleased she’s home! Some rescue remedy if she’s getting over excited (put in her water, will also help her get over the trauma) and crate her, making her a lovely bed with her toys and stuffed kong etc. Crating her provides her with her own personal safe environment, and restricts her movement and activity. You can cover it with a sheet with just a small ‘window’ for when you want her to really settle down.Bless you, Ruby!

  8. Yay for Ruby! And let us know if you figure out that keep the puppy quiet issue — I still can’t figure out how to follow our vet’s suggestion that we prevent the cat from jumping. On anything. For three months.

  9. I wanted to comment the last time but my eyes teared up and I couldn’t think of anything to say. Now that I’m better I want to say GOD BLESS you and your family for being willing to pay he expense. While dogs are dogs they are also our family as well as living beings that deserve to live their lives to the fullest. If you’d like I could sew something for you to auction off to help for the cost.

  10. Hip hip hurrrayyy! So glad she’s home. I couldn’t stop thinking about all y’all have been through this season. Enough is enough. I know you must have cried when you picked her up. Best of luck keeping her out of trouble during her recovery.

  11. Molly, have you considered setting up a Ruby fund that we could donate to? I know that those vet bills can really add up fast (many years ago we tried to save our 10 week old pup without success, so sad) and I know that we’d all like to do something to help. Every little bit helps!

    xox, K

  12. im so glad ruby is doing fine. ive been thinking way too much about that dog. when i first heard about the accident i thought this family does not need anymore animal grief.so glad all is well.

    🙂

  13. I have thought so much about Ruby… hoping she was recovering, wishing her back to her family. I’m so glad she is home. She’s a cutie :0)

  14. YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!What about a little whiskey in her water dish?Nooooo….not a good thing. But if the girls are able to perhaps slightly restrain themselves during the recovery period (hmm, good luck with that!) then perhaps she’ll take their cue. Predicting oodles of cuddles & sunshine-nap puddles. :o)

  15. Molly, I can not believe I missed the previous post. Please know that I am praying for Ruby’s full and speedy recovery! I can not think of a finer place to be to receive the TLC she needs than in the loving arms of your family. I know from experience recovery form a near miss means a sweet life ahead.

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