Like so many great dogs we have known - Raina, Doug Fir, Sally, Joey, Sparky, Muffin.... it was time to say goodbye. We are sad but we are happy to have had such a great dog and also to have had so many friends and family take her in while we are away. Thanks to the Grandparents, to Rachael and Scott, Jason and Marie, and Kathi and Marc, and to Jim, Molly and their girls for whom Ruby was as much theirs as ours.
Or maybe it's that we were hers.
Ruby, who would follow Todd anywhere
Our fondest Ruby memories?
Picking her out of the litter at Battleground
learning that dogs have belly buttons and that their puppy teeth fall out
that tail...ouch, that TAIL!
toilet paper tubes
search and rescue and agility training
frozen peanut butter kongs
her inability to BACK UP
umbilical cord (owen’s that is......ewwww)
leash laws (and violating them)
off-leash parks (and loving them)
the Greenbank Farm
digging for gold
Receiving a trophy for “Best Dog” odience training class (the no-treat class)
Failing the AKC Obedience training class (the salami and cheese treat class)
the beach, the beach, the beach, the beach
and the fact that she never believed for even a second that she was not a little lap dog
Wag more, bark less.
Good girl, Ruby.