ruca bean yates-mora turns 6 today! i spent a good chunk of time a couple weeks ago updating this with some of bean’s puppy pictures. and it brought me back to her sweet puppyhood and all the time we’ve spent together since. i love this dog with an intensity that can be scary sometimes, you know how that is? she’s been the best part of so many of my days, i can’t imagine a life without her. this is why it’s critical that i raise 30K to clone her….i have plans for a kickstarter. kidding! (only kind of)
part of the reason i got bean was because i was in the throes of a horrible depression. the kind of depression that requires medication (i’ll save that stroy for another day). but instead of pharmaceuticals i chose this dog. this funny, sweet, smart and talented little beast. and from the second she came into my life things started to turn around. it’s hard to stay depressed when you have to go to the dog park and worry about socializing a dog who starts wailing like a maniac the second she even sees another dog. there was no more barely dragging myself out of bed, she wanted to go on adventures. no time for wallowing, there was cuddling to be had. i loved her more than myself so i obliged.
i’ve always felt that she saved me, this wonderful dog who shares her life with me, and i’m so so happy she did. and now, on this blog, i am so happy that i can share her amazingness with the world. she’s something special. happy birthday my sweet ruca bean, i am forever changed because of your fuzzy love.
*i may or may not have been weeping for the entirety of writing this post.