Ruby's birthday was yesterday. She's one year old. We made her a fruit salad (she's on a special diet) and gave her an intelligence toy. She loved the fruit, but didn't really understand the gift. Hopefully she'll catch on. It's been a whirlwind of a year raising this puppy. We've learned a lot.I don't recommend getting a golden retriever unless you can love them unconditionally. They are a handful. But Ruby is a real "gem" and we wouldn't trade her for anything. Here's a look back on the last 10 months that we've known her.