Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Mischief: Falling in Love with a Lab Puppy

Our sweet boy, Rudy is celebrating his third birthday on Thursday and I just wanted to take a little trip down memory lane. The way he joined our family includes a bit of mischief.

Mischief #1:  Rudy's biological mother, Daisy, had an oops pregnancy.  Daisy's family never planned to breed her, but postponed spaying her until after they'd moved from Kentucky to Missouri.  

Daisy's human, Jamie, had a laundry basket full of Lab puppies - black, chocolate, ginger gold, lemon white - at the vet's to be checked, get their first shots and be wormed.
   

Mischief #2:  Enter the Talking Dogs dog daddy who was at the vet to pick up some medications for our senior dogs, Lucy and Tucker.  Can you say: love at first sight?



Mischief #3:  The dog daddy gave Jamie his phone number.  Then proceeded to get very depressed when she didn't call for a week or so.



Mischief #4:  Jamie called.  And despite the fact that the dog daddy says his dog limit is 2 dogs, and despite the fact that we already had 3 dogs,  the dog daddy fell in love with the lemon white puppy who came to be know as Rudy.



Jeffie adopted Rudy as his own and the two became inseparable.  Lucy adored him as she had no other dog.  And in Tucker's final days with us, it was Rudy who kept vigil.


Rudy was the first born and largest in his litter.  He grew so fast and so big that we began to joke that he was either a Great Dane in Lab's "clothing" or a pony.




Rudy is the sweetest and most selfless dog I've ever known, even willing to give up his favorite treats or toys to his adored sister, Rosie.  A goofy clown at times and a beautiful, beautiful boy always.



There's an old quotation about how sometimes things are meant to be.  We weren't planning on adding a puppy to our family in 2010.  Thanks goodness for the mischief that brought Rudy to us.


 Happy Birthday, my pretty boy, Rudy Kazootie!


Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!  

23 comments:

  1. What a great story!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Rudy is a cutie patootie!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  2. Oh he really is a beaut. Your husband is pretty special too. Mine is a great guy but firmly a one dog man. Sigh. I'd love it if he came home with another dog for us...

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  3. Sure sounds like it was meant to be. Love the pictures.

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  4. Thank you for sharing such a heart warming story! Happy Birthday a couple days early!
    -Spencer the Goldendoodle

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  5. Hi Y'all!

    And a very, very happy B-Day to you, Rudy, from me...

    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  6. Happy Birthday, Rudy! I love this story, Sue! Thanks for sharing how Rudy came to be yours - and yes, it was meant to be! And haha, I love when dog dads are just as bad about falling in love as we dog moms! Can't blame him, either... Rudy is so handsome - I would've fallen in love too :).

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  7. So cute! Great story and happy birthday!

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  8. What a wonderful story! I love that picture of Rudy and Jeffie!

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  9. I love this story. Rudy reminds me so much of my own Sampson, not just because he is also a lab mix, but they have a similar look about them and Sampson is also self-less and just the sweetest thing. I fall in love with Lab puppies every time I see one. :-D Happy birthday Rudy boy, and many, many more!!

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  10. Oh, love a good "how I got my home" story! Rudy sounds like such a sweetheart! If Jeffie doesn't mind, could you please give Rudy a big kiss from Rita and me!?! (Okay, and sneak in a few for Jeffie too!)

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  11. What a fun story! Mom say I am pretty much the only pet she ever had to plan and wait for, all the others have funny stories. Who could resist a basket full of pups at the vet??? Happy pre birthday to Rudy!

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  12. Rudy is a real cutie patootie. I'm so glad he's part of your family!

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  13. This story is so beautiful that it has me all weepy!! You know that saying "life is what happens to us while we're busy making other plans." There you go! HAPPY HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY RUDY!!

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  14. He is so handsome! And he was the most adorable puppy... it's no wonder dog daddy couldn't resist.

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  15. That's one of the best mischief stories ever!! See, mischief is good!! Tee Hee

    Have fun Rudy!

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  16. What a sweet story. I'd fall in love with a basket of puppies too.

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  17. Awwww..Wonderful story and what a cutie! Happy Birthday Rudy!

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  18. Happy birthday rudy. What a great story.

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  19. Happy birthday Rudy! I entered Rudy's Birthday Giveaway and thee is nowhere on the rafflecopter page to leave a comment for 10 entries, hope its ok to leave it here, I'd like the small size. Thanks!

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  20. What a sweet story Rudy has.....it truly was meant to be!

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