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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and LIST every beautiful thing we can see.

Ryan travel (National Parks)
movies (In theaters, TV series, or docs)
books (reading, read, bookclub)
LaTanya books (Books I've Read in 2020)
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  • 8/16/20 - 12am birth
  • 10/11/20 - adoption 8 weeks old
  • 11/16/20 - Rumi’s first walk
  • 12/6/20 - reunited with his siblings and birth mom for a playdate
  • 12/16/20 - 16 weeks of age - out in the world - 4 months - finished vaccinations


  • Rumi's name:
    • Rumi Poet: “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
    • Ru also for: Rupaul / Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Break Down:
    • Rumi's Dad F1: 50% poodle/50% golden retriever
    • Rumi's Mom F1B: 75% poodle/25% golden retriever (1 full + 1 Goldendoodle)
    • Rumi = 63% poodle / 37% golden retriever "F2B"
  • Alter Ego: Sydney
  • Nicknames: rummikub, ru, munchkin, rummy bear, rumi-san, little coo, rooster,

Decision process:

  • finally got to the point of thinking of adopting again after Toki's passing
  • applied for 6 rescue dogs over a month but rejected due to many applications which lead us to the question of a puppy?
  • because we decided to raise a puppy, we stepped out the rescue network. if we weren't getting a puppy, we would have rescued again but with a puppy we wanted to be clear about what breed he was
  • I’ve fostered dogs in the past
  • I’ve rescued 3 rabbits, 3 cats, and a dog before
  • I've volunteered at animals rescues and still include this as part of my trips
  • I have two rescues in my will
  • I donate to rescues regularly
  • I let myself have a one time experience of raising the puppy I wanted
  • We adopted from a family, not a breeder
  • We wanted a fun goofy friendly kid-easy breed
  • It's nice to have a relationship with the family he came from and his siblings and Rumi's birth mom
  • 2020 has been so terrible I cut myself some slack
  • It was puppy time


  • Final Shots:
    • Bordetella Vaccine (every year or 6 months depending on risk, NOV)
    • DA2PP Vaccine (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis) 11-25-20 completed - every 3 years
    • Rabies: 16 weeks and 1 year (Dec 2021/Dec 2022) - every 3 years
oct 13 2020 ∞
nov 19 2020 +