My son has been dreaming of a dog for a long time now. We’ve moved out of a neighborhood setting into an area where people live on bigger properties (1-5 acres), and away from his friends and what he knows. It’s been a little bit of a lonely transition, although he loves it here. He wanted a dog to be his friend, and so when we stumbled across this one, he said “Mom, this is the dog of my dreams!” my boy isn’t one to be overly dramatic or manipulative, so I knew that this puppy was the companion he’d been waiting for. We Googled names that mean companion and friend, and Ruth just fit. We just knew. Plus, I used to have a great aunt named Ruth and she had a lot of extra skin, just like this puppy!