Foster Dog #16: Baby Ruth

The magical… IF. IF I had taken that cab… If I hadn’t gone to that bar… IF I could have made that light…

Today that IF is “if we hadn’t adopted Kramer.”  If we hadn’t adopted Kramer, this would probably be a different post… that is how awesome this puppy is.  Ruth is the sweetest, cutest, most lovable little puppy you ever did see (and yes, I am including Henry in that statement which should tell you just how serious I am about this).  She’s about 5 month old, well-behaved and mostly housetrained. Those things I know.  What I don’t know is what kind of dog she is. I’ve heard Jack Russell Terrier, Corgi, Beagle, Basset Hound, and more.  What do you think?

I’ll admit that things didn’t start out as you might hope.  Chris picked her up and she peed in the back of his car on the way home.  Luckily, she’s got the kinda face that helps her get out of most anything.  The fact that she didn’t have an accident in the house the first 24 hours, knew how to sit and cuddles like a pro brought her stock back up real quick.

The best part?  She plays with Kramer.  We thought maybe Kramer didn’t like to play in the house because on the rare occasions where Henry tried to play with him he was having none of it. Ruth brings out the puppy in Kramer.  She crawls over him, walks under him and bites his face when she wants to play.  Sometimes Kramer is not thrilled but generally he pulls out the puppy behavior and give it right back to her.  Suddenly, they’re running laps, rolling all over the floor and wrestling.  It’s honestly the cutest thing. 

Another awesome thing about Ruth? Everybody loves her.  It’s like this dog can do no wrong. Even the people who don’t pay my dogs any mind at work want to cuddle with Ruth.  She made friends with every dog in the office on Tuesday and cajoled treats from anyone she could (which was okay with me because she’s significantly underweight).

Ruth has a ways to go when it comes to growing up but she’s learning quick.  Within a few attempts, she’s added “lay down” and “stay” to her repertoire of “sit.” She’s still got a lot to learn but she’s a smart little girl and repetition is all it takes.  She’ll be spayed soon and could use a loving home (other dogs appreciated but not required). Someone please adopt this dog… before I do. Seriously though- everyone keeps joking about adding Ruth to our pack permanently and, as much as I wish I could, I can’t.  So I want her to find the absolute best home. Think you have it? Visit the Secondhand Mutts site and fill out an application, but but if you do, do it quick. This dog is bound to be popular and you don’t want her to be your magical IF!

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5 thoughts on “Foster Dog #16: Baby Ruth

  1. Lindsay says:

    That face. Ohhhhh that face! I wish I could adopt her too. Are you sure Henry and Kramer don’t need a sister?

  2. wantmorepuppies says:

    Oh my goodness… she’s so adorable!

  3. how big is she? this is jessica venditti, gabe’s sister in law–we are interested but are looking for a dog who is not going to be too big–but she sounds like a wonderfull dog and we are interested–have to see if she makes my husband sneeze also…

    • Sara Marie says:

      HI Jessica-

      She is very small. About the size of a terrier and I doubt she’ll get much bigger. There are a few applications in for her and they’ll be making a decision soon so please get yours in if you think you might be interested.

      Sara

  4. She is adorable. Last year we brought home a rescue dog named Cinnamon who is a mix of many crazy dogs. You can see pictures here, http://valerieaheck.blogspot.com/2011/02/welcome-cinnamon.html#.T8Z-y7D2aSo
    Right now we’re taking care of and training a second dog that will probably stay with us. A family member got the second dog as a puppy not realizing they are a lot of work. And I work from home so I offered to help potty train and in general train her. Hoping I continue to be patient and a good teacher/pack leader/dog whisperer. Good luck to you!

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