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Ruby March 17, 2007 - July 15 2019


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'Watch Me Dash'   aka  Ruby.....

As her 8th Gottcha Day approaches I guess it is time to say a proper goodbye.

After only a day in her first  'forever home',  Ruby was bounced back to Northern Greyhound Adoptions in Vermont.   She was diagnosed with SA.    And there she sat.   For almost a year.   

In August 2011 we were looking to add to our pack after the loss of my first Therapy Dog, BillieJean.   

Greyhound Nixon had settled in here so well the following year, carrying on the TD torch, so I thought we should  'try' getting another Greyhound. 

So off I went to the kennel in Vermont, meeting up with Donna & Klaus from T-Legs.

Now, I had heard quite a lot about this little 'Ruby' dog with SA that needed a home with other dogs and semi-retired people.  

"No pressure"  I was told.  But please look.  Please.

So I looked.   And we had a heart-to-heart chat. 

Oh... that curly tail.  And the chocolate face...

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So little Ruby came home to OhCanada  :)

And wore her  'Ruby Red Slippers' bandanna and collar everywhere we went....

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And Oh My Goodness!  What a little pistol she was.  Ruled the roost.  Kept Nixon and our little Bandit in line.   

But Ruby had a softer side, easily passing the TD Certification and loved her visits to the 'Oldies'  at our local LTC.    She also was successful at the difficult 'Child Friendly TD test.

Even as she aged,  Rubys'  firecracker personality never lessened.  She would leap up and down and spin herself silly every time the leashes came out.   I called her my Kangaroo Hound ....and she was a Kanagroo right until the end.

You are missed so very, very much, my sweet wee girlie....

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Nancy...Mom to Nigel (Nigel) , Sid (Peteles Tiger) and Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos)Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie) and especially Ruby (Watch Me Dash) waiting at the Bridge.

 

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I'm so very sorry :(  she was such a special girl.  Spin at the bridge, sweet baby girl :grouphug

Kim and Bruce - missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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Your beautiful girl. I am so very sorry for your loss. :grouphug

Ruby honey, you and Gracie be careful spinning and twirling up there :beatheart

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Punkin. Annie. Miss M.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, Knot Like The Others.

 

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Ruby, in your final “Forever home” waiting for Mam and Pap and your brothers to join you.

Miss "England" Carol with Chancey - (Goosetree Chance) and whippet lurcher Nutmeg

R.I.P. Bluegrass Banjoman. 25.1.2004 - 25.5.2015 and Ch. Sleepyhollow Aida. 30.9.2000 - 10.1.2014.

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I'm so sorry.

Rest well, special girl.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Rest well Ruby girl. It eases my heart knowing she found such a special home to live out her life.

Mom to Ranger (PB's Long Ranger), Esso (Kiowa Stay Over) and Cookie the rattie mix

Missing Kahn (Gil's Khan) 10-29-03 - 11-7-16  Belle (Regall Belooow) 8-9-07 - 3-12-17  Star (Greyt Star) 1-19-07 - 3-13-2020  Pitch (Emerald Pitch) 4-1-08 - 6-3-2020

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As I've learned from my own, once a pistol, always a pistol. Pistols leave immense holes when they depart...

Godspeed Ruby.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17)

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