November 20,2012
Week Nine with Rubi Tuesday and other thoughts

I don't know where the weeks have gone but 9 have gone by now.We have many more mellow times with our girl now. Stelle and Rubi have really bonded. One of their favourite pastimes is to sit in the window together have keep tabs on the neighbourhood. Stelle is finally feeling better and they have started to play again. Rubi is so much larger now and such a clutz that I have to watch them pretty closely.She is still going out with the trainer twice a week and really enjoys those times with him and the pack. Christmas grows ever closer and it will be fun to watch her in the excitement of it all.She really loves her family and tries to give kisses-but those puppy teeth still hit the mark sometimes. She is a little jealous of her people-kicked Stelle aside last night and crawled on my lap.Soon she will be way too big for that and I wonder how large she will grow.About 50 pounds now and counting.More next week,bye for now,CarlaRubi Tuesday

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November 14,2012
Week 8 with Rubi Tuesday and other Thoughts

Well-it has been almost two months since I brought this little girl home. She is not so little now. We walked up to the vet this morning for a weigh-in-47 pounds of dog. She has almost doubled her weight since she came to us-I wonder where it will end.She is still a work in progress-much like a canvas that has the basics but still needs the details added.She has not really gotten much taller but she is broader and thicker than she was-very much an english bulldog body with more of a rotti head-interesting.Her and Stelle have bonded-Stelle still gets a little cranky with her from time to time but they have their moments laying on the couch,cuddling and being together.I still miss my Lucy girl but there is room in my heart for this one too.She can melt your heart with those eyes. Bye for now,CarlaRubi Tuesday

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November 05,2012
Week 7 with Rubi Tuesday and other Thoughts

It has been quite a week! Rubi seems to grow larger every day-I think she must be about 40 pounds now. I will have to take her in and get her weighed. She tends to flop around and has flopped-rather hard-and more than once on poor little Stelle. Rubi has broken my frenchie-had to take her into the vet for an adjustment today. I feel so bad for her as she is in a lot of pain. Rubi seems to know that there is something wrong as she no longer tries to play with her. I think those play days are behind us now-it is just too hard for the little one.It is too bad-they both enjoyed it but frenchies tend to have problems in their necks and backs and I cannot risk another injury to her.Christmas portraits are starting now so my days are busy between that and walking the girls.Rubi still walks twice a week with Steve,the trainer,and I think that is helping. Went to see Cesar last night and it reinforced what I know about being calm and assertive. Knowing it and acting on it are sometimes different things though-but I will keep trying,bye for now,CarlaRubi Tuesday

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