Saturday, August 18, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
December Dog of the Month; Oliver
Oliver is a very sweet Border Collie and Elk Hound mix. He is a very silly guy, and is really under the impression that he is not a dog at all, but a human. His parents and the girls at Ruffledale go along with his beliefs on that matter. He can be a border collie-human mix! Oliver has been coming to Ruffledale for about a year. He used to come with his sister Gracie. Sadly, Gracie passed away this past spring. Oliver and his family had a hard time with her loss, but still enjoy the memories of her and Oliver playing together.
Oliver was a rescue pup. He came originally to his Mom who gave him lots of love. She first gave Oliver a bath and then spoiled him with toys and love. Oliver also got a new sister when he came home. After lots of love with his new Mom and sister, Oliver got a new Dad and the two of them became best friends right away. Oliver’s Dad has nicknamed Oliver “Buzz.” Oliver always loves to come play at Ruffledale but is always a little sad to leave his Dad. In Oliver’s ideal world his family would come to Ruffledale with him during the day! Oliver loves coming to play, but he is also happy to go home at the end of the day. He especially loves if his Mom gets him some chicken nuggets on his way home from daycare. Mmmm…. Those are his favorite of all treats! Oliver also loves to play with an old ball that belonged to Gracie when he gets home. Oliver is a very loyal dog and loves his family unconditionally.
Oliver is a very loving boy. He loves having right above the base of his tail rubbed. That is his favorite “spot.” Oliver also loves to show his affection by giving “hugs.” “Hugs” are very sweet because Oliver will literally jump up on you (when you ask him too) and give you a very human like hug. He does have to get to know you a little bit before he is willing to do hug’s with you. We all love getting Oliver hugs here at Ruffledale. Oliver has become a regular here at Ruffledale and we are all happy to see him every morning. He loves to stick with his favorite people and is always full of love for us! We have all loved the time we have gotten to share with Oliver. xoxoxo
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Bastian is a five year old neutered lab. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations. He is such a happy boy! He loves everyone. All people and all dogs. He is so sweet and in need of a new family to share his love! If you are interested please contact Ruffledale at 801-497-9663. We would love to see him find a happy home soon! Portraits were taken at Portrait Creation Photography during Ruffledale's picture day!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
October Dog of the Month; Buddy H
Buddy is a barely 2 year old Black Lab. His birthday is was on August 31st. He has been coming to play at Ruffledale since he was 7 months old. We have loved watching Buddy grow up. He has turned out to be such a silly and fun dog! Buddy LOVES all toys. The best ones are the ones that squeak. He also loves frisbees and balls that he can chase! Buddy is a great ball chaser! Buddy also loves Jumbones and Chicken Jerky. At Ruffledale he gets his fair share of Milk bones, and he is pretty partial to those too!
Buddy’s parents found him and all of his brothers and sisters on a corner in Bountiful. They chose Buddy out of the litter. We all bet that he was an adorable puppy. How could you resist a little Buddy?? After they chose him out, they took Buddy to buy a new collar, leash and a bag of food. Little Baby Buddy napped during the whole trip. Once he got home, Buddy’s new parents introduced him to his new cousin B.J., Buddy and B.J. have been best friends ever since. They love to get together and play. Buddy was his parents’ “first-child,” but in February Buddy will be a big brother to a human baby brother. We all think Buddy will be a great brother to a human. He is always very gentle and sweet with kids.
Buddy has a few Best Friends here at Ruffledale. Actually, we think Buddy may have a bit of a love triangle going on between Liberty, Kayzer and him. Liberty and Kayzer are both German Shepherds so we think he has a thing for German Shepherds. Buddy LOVES to play with both Liberty and Kayzer, but always one at a time. Liberty and Kayzer are both jealous girls and don’t like to share Buddy so they have to take turns playing with him. But Buddy is always happy to play with one or the other. Liberty and Kayzer are both such sweet girls, but are also a little silly and crazy. So Buddy must like silly and crazy women! Buddy’s other best friend (who is a boy) is Cooper the golden retriever. They play so hard together when they are both here at daycare. After they are all tired and worn out, they lay together and drink out of the water bowl for a while till they are re-energized and can romp and play again. Sometimes you’ve gotta have guy time with all the girlfriends fighting over you!
Buddy loves to have his butt scratched as well as behind his ears. Those are his two favorite spots. He knows some pretty cool tricks such as “Stick-em-up” and “down” to play dead, but he won’t show his friends here at daycare. There is too much distraction to be showing off his tricks here! Silly guy. We have all come to love our Buddy and have really enjoyed have him being a part of our Ruffledale pack for so long. We all adore him, naughtiness and all. He is such a sweet heart and we are happy every day when he comes to play!