On Friday, September 6th, I decided to check out the local animal shelter and see what they had available. To my surprise, I wasn't really in love with any of them. We weren't sure what we were looking for, but we knew we wanted a bigger dog that would be good for outside and protection. I went to another county animal shelter and found four little black lab mixes. And fell in love. In a few hours he had already been to PetsMart and the vet. Sadly, our vet said he had parasites, and even though the shelter had given him his shots, they did it wrong. So, little Ruger had to be kept separate from Rommy and Sarge, the miniature schnauzer, for 19 very long days. We discovered he has an extremely strong desire to fetch and Mike has decided duck hunting is in their future!
Below is a look at our first few weeks with Ruger. I think Ruger, Rommy, Sarge, and Sasha, the cat, will be making regular appearances on the blog with their antics. So far, most of these photos are from my iPhone. He has already taken a bite out of the phone and I am not yet comfortable having the camera in his close proximity!!