Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy birthday Ruby!

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Ruby is 49 today which makes her the senior member of the household. She's gotten a little grey around the muzzle and every once in a while, I see a little middle-age-dom creeping into her habits - mainly that sometimes she doesn't want to get up from her nap to go outside in the cold to pee.

Ruby was born in the back of a Volvo - she has 3 brothers and sister. Zuni, Rio, Hoss and the only black dog of the litter which, when we met up with the owner when the pups were a year old, still hadn't named him! Ruby's mom is MayBell, the queen of our Austin neighborhood.

Ruby has lived in quarantine, a front yard, an apartment, a house and on a farm. She has lived in the country, in a small town, in the suburbs and 30 minutes from a Gucci store by subway. She has swum in the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Chesapeake, the Hudson, Lake George, tributaries to the Potomac and the Guadalupe. She is a retriever who doesn't play fetch.

Tonight she got the leftovers from Sunday night dinner.

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5 comments:

architectmom said...

Hurray, Rubster!

Rena said...

happy birthday! Ruby

Noel said...

She is a nice dog even though I am allergic. I have no idea why Mom let Ruby in. Sometimes, she even didn't let me in without cleaning myself first :)

Happy Birthday to Ruby :)

sherah said...

RUBY RUBY RUBY! Great dog. Give her some scratches behind the ears from Josh and me.

Donald said...

heh. you are enjoying the 50mm huh? :P