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Ruby in here–

I came home over four years ago, as a three month old puppy on April Fools Day.  Yes, it should have been a sign, but I was the chosen one and welcomed with open arms.  I found ALOT of fun to get into, and liked to keep mom on her toes (while chewing on her shoes).  I still like to keep her guessing, but I try to be good.  We all have to grow up sometime, right?

Ruby & Daisy--the early years '07

When I was 1 1/2 years old, I got a setter sibling, Daisy.  Daisy is actually a couple months older, but I’m still the boss of the show…most of the time.  Like any sisters, we had our occassional squables at first, but mom put the kabosh on that. We play together sometimes, but my favorite activity is lounging and Daisy prefers to serve as backyard critter patrol.  Its fine by me, ’cause I have more room on the sofa. 

Flash forward to this year.  In January, we had some unusually nice weekends (by winter in Ohio standards) so we took some long walks.  Mom noticed I was limping about 1hr into the walk, and thought maybe I had pulled something playing at doggie daycare the day before.   We went walking the following weekend.  My paw hurt and I started limping again.  This earned me a trip to my vet, which turned into several trips to my vet and several new vets.  I know that Mom said it cost her a lot, but it cost my my LEG!  Not that I’m complaining.  I don’t miss it too much anymore…except when I have an itch.  Mom tries to give me lots of scratches, especially when she sees me trying to itch a spot I can’t reach anymore.  I don’t limp on walks anymore, and I’m getting back up to speed. More adventures to come….


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6 Responses to “A little backround on Ruby….”

  1. admin says:

    That’s OK Ruby, we have to help Wyatt scratch behind his right ear too!

    If mom needs help fixing your blog header image (which appears to have gone missing) just have her send us a PM or post in the Tech Support forum.

  2. rubydawg says:

    It is probably the most pitiful thing she does–her stump shakes like she’s scratching, but Ruby doesn’t quite understand why its not working!

    Think I got it fixed. I loaded it several times, and deleted the “extras” and must have deleted the one that was the actual header photo. First time blogger, long time blog reader:)

    Thanks,
    Kim

  3. Carmen (Catie's Mom) says:

    Aw, Ruby, you are a sweet looking diva!

    Look forward to hearing about many more adventures!

  4. anyemery says:

    You’re a real beauty, Ruby! Holly has trouble scratching, too – we help out whenever we see her stump “working” like you describe. But it’s hard for us humans to know exactly where to scratch! We can’t wait to hear more about your adventures! We all love adventures! 🙂
    Holly, Zuzu and Susan

  5. etgayle says:

    “my favorite activity is lounging”….well, i knew from the start we had alot in common!! glad to be getting some ‘background’ on you ruby – can’t wait for more of the scoop!!

    gayle

  6. Oh Ruby – you are just beautiful and so is your sister Daisy! So sorry to hear that you had to go through all of this like many of us here have had to do. But you’re in good company! Sounds like you’re doing pretty well even if you need help with the scratches. Let us know how you are doing. We can’t wait to hear about more of your adventures!
    Kami (Mackenzie & Kobe’s Mom)

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