Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Today was Ruthie's first Halloween. Check out our pics!
Here's  Ruthie as baby Princess Leia

Here is a cute baby in a pumpkin! She loved sitting in the pumpkin!

Momma and Ruthie

The whole fam- More on the pups in a second.

Izzie who came over to put Ruthie in the pumpkin and take fun pics!

Momma Princess Leia and Baby Princess Leia

 The whole fam dressed as Princess Leia- yes, even Matt dressed as Princess Leia and people loved it when we went out Trick-or-Treating!

 Our pumpkins all lit up!

Above you saw the picture of us with 2 dogs. That is Lilly (Matt is holding her, she is a 3 year old wired hair dachshund) and Chewy (formerly known as Fuzzy and I am holding him, he is a 3 year old wired hair dachshund/yorkie mix). Lilly and Chewy were rescued from a puppy mill in a few counties over and had been mating together in one cage. We found them on a rescue website and went to visit them at Petsmart and then we left with them. They are staying with us for a trial run, but if all checks out at the vet on Wednesday morning they will be ours. Our house was just so empty without Mags and when we found out about animals that needed a place to go or would be killed we knew we had to help even if it was just 2. We also went for just one but they are not going to separate the dogs b/c they are in love. Seriously, they love each other and have lived in the same cage at the puppy mill for a long time. They didn't know anyone but each other and so how can you separate love like theirs? So we are pretty sure that soon Lilly and Chewy will be Stouts! We still miss Maggie so much, but these 2 kids are really helping to make us feel better and hopefully we can be good parents and sibling to these 2 precious pups!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Precious Maggie Mags

 Our sweet dear Maggie past away on Tuesday night. She had been sick for a while with lots of problems, but on Tuesday she seemed to be doing great. She started coughing and then breathing heavily after coming inside. It also sounded a little gurgley. After about a half hour she then started coughing up blood. Matt rushed her to the vet, but it was too late. Most likely she had a clot burst in her lungs or something like that. She is no longer in pain and that is what helps us to feel better.
We only had her for 2 years and 7 months, but it seemed so much longer! She was our first "baby" and she is missed terribly. I no longer have her to keep my feet warm at night, Matt doesn't have her pushing him off the bed at night, and Ruthie doesn't have Maggie to sit in the nursery on the rug as Ruthie sleeps. We don't have her rushing to the kitchen to "clean" the floor every time we drop any food and we don't have her to come home to barking as we pull into the drive way. It is so very sad. I realize she was a dog, but she was a member of our family and will be missed very very much. Here are some of our favorite pictures of Maggie over the last few years. 

Here is our whole family- you can see Ruthie in the background on the right.

Here she is the past Christmas just chilling with me as I rested my pregnant body.
 Just laying around while I do school work on the computer
 look at how beautiful she is!
 Maggie and Daddy
 Maggie and Momma
 Just enjoying some more fun times at Shaker Village
Enjoying the sunshine
 Family picture
 The day we got her- We went to just visit and see if we wanted her and we brought her home that day. This was while Maggie and I were sitting in the car while Matt went into Walmart to get her a bed and food.


 Family New Year Picture

playing with Dad

 She loved her Squirrel
 oh so sweet

 Daddy loves her so

 Christmas outfit
 Her octopus
 She hated the snow

 Laying in the bed with dad
 she loved laying on the clothes pile and then laying on her back for a tummy rub...EVERY MORNING!

 Maggie and Momma
 hiding in the clothes again- she was completely hidden and we could not find her
 all dressed up
 First picture of the 4 of us
 They love each other

 wearing her sisters flower
 happy to be at Nana and Papa's house
 she loved basking in the sun while eating her bone
 Sharing popcorn- it was her favorite snack
 trying to be patient waiting for a piece of popcorn
 Just resting while we got the nursery ready

 she loved the boppy and used it every night

 Enjoying Nana and Papa's house again

 Riding in the stroller with her sister

 Christmas 2009
Maggie Mags will be missed and we love her so much!