I got several cards from blog reader…sympathy cards on the loss of Ruby. That was so special. Even with a new pup in the house, I am missing Ruby something terrible. Growing up we had outside puppies but I had never had an inside dog puppy until I had Ruby. I think that made her all the more special to me. We learned so much together.
This is the day we brought her home.
I remember her being a chewer. When she was little, she sure loved toys…but when she got older, she didn’t play with them as much.
Here she is as a pup snoozing in my quilt.
She loved Kramer…and he was pretty smitten with her too. He always laid on the floor like this and took what he called a “power nap”. He’d lay on the floor, Ruby, even as a pup would snuggle up next to him. He’d play with her a bit and then off to sleep. Kramer only wanted to sleep for about 20 minutes. Ruby had some type of internal clock as she would nudge him and want to play about 20 minutes after Kramer fell asleep. It was so cute. HE’d wake up, play with her and then off to work he’d go. Seeing this picture makes me laugh…as he’s the one that didn’t want a house dog!!
Ruby’s last health scare was far from her first. When see was about a year old she went to the vet’s. She ended up needing a major surgery. Intussusception was the problem then. I fretted as she was so sick and the surgery was expensive and risky. Kramer, again who thought it was crazy to spend money on dog, was all okay with it. He told me we already knew she was a good dog and getting a new dog was worse than paying for a surgery. That’s when I really knew Ruby had made a great impression on him too.
Ruby was the most gentle dog. She was great with other dogs…here she is with Kalissa’s dog Betsy…. Continue reading