Archive | June, 2012


30 Jun

We were very fortunate to escape last night’s devastating storms unscathed. Today we went to the local farmer’s market and stocked up on delicious local produce. Later on we met up with my dear friend Grey, his lovely wife Monica, and their beautiful baby Isabella for lunch.



29 Jun

Ruby slept in pretty late and then we stayed inside all day to avoid the horrific DC heat. This afternoon she helped me bake a delectable paleo chocolate cake.





28 Jun

Poor Ruby has been battling a fever since she woke up this morning, so she spent most of the day snuggling in my arms.



27 Jun

Ruby and I had a nice low-key day, and my Annapolis friend Shawna came over for dinner. She is great with Ruby and it was fun to catch up on the last few years.

Ruby’s injury continues to heal, but now she is also fighting a terrible diaper rash, which is apparently common with antibiotics. Poor baby.

We have not been able to find a home for Cash, but Operation Paws for Homes will be taking him into a foster home next Thursday. Until then he will remain at the kennel. This whole experience has been pretty heart-breaking.





27 Jun

Wow I have been forgetful lately! Two days with no picture–yikes. I didn’t get any on Monday, but here is one from yesterday of Ruby eating watermelon, which is her new favorite treat.



24 Jun

After an awesome and eventful weekend away, it is nice to just relax at home.



23 Jun

My cousin Kevin married beautiful Jade today in a lovely ceremony that was followed by an awesome reception. Ruby was a trooper despite not napping at all, and fell asleep in Auntie Elise’s arms.




23 Jun

Picture from yesterday: Ruby on the balcony of our room overlooking beautiful Indian Lake.


No Good Very Bad Day

21 Jun

So my heart is breaking a little.

Our sweet doggy Cash, who loyal readers know well, growled and snapped at Ruby today.  She got a big gash in her neck and two trips to the ER as a result, and now it is time for us to find Cash a new home.

Cash has been a wonderful dog and this was just so…unexpected.  He has always been patient and loving with Ruby, but we just can’t risk another incident.  I think I was in denial that we would really have to get rid of him until Matty came home today and was as strong and firm on the issue as I needed him to be.

Today has been, hands down, my hardest day yet as a mommy.  Cash was our first baby and we love him dearly, but that love simply does not compare to how we feel about our little girl.  It is so very hard to know that we have to give him away, but we are determined to find a good and loving home for our big boy.

If anyone out there knows anyone who would be interested in adopting a wonderful pet, please let me know.  Cash is about three years old and weighs 93 lbs.  We adopted him from a lab rescue over two years ago and believe that he is a mastiff/rottweiler/lab mix.  He is a very well-behaved dog–he rides well in the car, walks well on the leash, and does not chew.  He can be left at home all day by himself very easily but loves affection too.  Really he is the perfect dog; he just should not be in a home with very small children.

Has anyone else ever had to give up a pet for a child?  Are we doing the right thing???

Ruby at the hospital, round two.

Ruby’s injury

Cash. Please help us find him a good home.


20 Jun

Ruby and I had a very productive day around the house, and Matty had a great day at work. This evening we went out to a local BBQ place, which Ruby thoroughly enjoyed.