Ruby is eight years old and is not going to have any more puppies. She is so sweet, calm and gentle. Some of you may know that Ivy was living at the nursing home, got sick and had to be put to sleep. It was such a struggle for me as I saw the residence and staff saying good-bye. I wondered if I had done the right thing, letting her become such a part of their lives, only for them to have to let her go. But people in the nursing home have seen a lot of life. They have loved and been loved. They have seen death and tragedy, triumphs and victory. Knowing this, we decided to donate Ruby to the same facility. I have gotten to know some of the people because of Ivy, and Grandpa John living there. The staff is wonderful, and they see the joy that a dog brings to the residence, so they are willing to care for the dog, above and beyond their normal duties. Ruby has been there for one week, and is doing very well. Everyone loves her! She is very sensitive to people and their emotions. Sometimes I felt like she understood every word I said. It is such a blessing to be a part of bringing joy to the elderly. When they see Ruby, their face lights up! They talk to her and she almost talks back with her deep brown eyes. Ruby and the nursing home are a great match, and it reminds me why I am a Golden Retriever breeder. It’s time like this that make my job one of the best in the world!