An Apple, A Pear, A Tomato and A Skunk

Our humans went to our hu-grandparents for dinner on Saturday night.  Once again, we were left at home when we think we would greatly liven up the dinner time if we could go play with our cousins Tartok and Ruby.  Sigh.  At least Ruby did succeed in securing her chair and not letting our hu-dad sit in it.


But we also received news that Ruby did NOT steal any bread this week.  Nope.  None.  Now don’t be disappointed pups, because she has just moved on to other food.  During the course of the week, she scored an apple, a pear and a tomato.  The tomato was particularly a good score because it was meant for some sandwiches that were suddenly tomato-less. She also scored a skunk.


Ok, so it was a skunk stuffie, but she did manage to de-squeak it and swallow certain key parts – which were then redeposited in a most excellent horka moment.  We also understand that our hu-grandmother is becoming quite the poop detective.  So we continue to salute our cousin Ruby, who is demonstrating all of the great skills of a Siberian Husky!


Innocent little me?


  1. Denns the Vizsla on November 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Well played, Ruby!

  2. Stella on November 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    My Mom had a little pup that got tutored and was wearing a plastic collar. He hated it, and he was laying nicely under a table while Mom was writing letters, so she removed it. After a while, Mom looked and there was red liquid on the floor, yellow bits, and she said no! this dog opened himself up! But what happened was he found a ripe tomato that fell to the floor and ate what he liked and left the rest, nearly causing my mother to have a fit!


  3. Life With Dogs on November 16, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Good thing it was a stuffie skunk, otherwise the tomato would have been employed for duties other than sandwich embellishment! 🙂

  4. NCMountainwoman on November 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I have a feeling Ruby will be visiting the vet on a regular basis this winter.

  5. Bentley on November 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Oh so glad that you didn’t encounter a real skunk!


  6. Mr Koda MD on November 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    A still stuffed stuffie does not equal success!

    Fruit? Seriously…

    Glad it wasn’t a real skunk or things could’ve got stinky.

  7. Scout and Freyja on November 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    We were thinkin’ that we were gonna read a story like “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe”! All in all, though, good score!

  8. Clive on November 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Wow, what a diet Ruby has! Wouldn’t catch me eating anything as healthy as a pear or apple!

    take care

  9. Sam on November 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I’m fortunate that my Marge is not as smart as a Sibe. She doesn’t seem to understand that fruits like apples and pears are, indeed food, when they are whole. Only when they’re cut up do they look edible. Way to go, Ruby!

  10. gus, louie and callie on November 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Poor Ruby is there any definite proof that it was you? We think you were framed…

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  11. Huffle Mawson on November 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    She is amazing.

    Huffle Mawson

  12. JacksDaddy on November 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I didn’t know that puppies ate tomatoes. But then again, I don’t eat tomatoes, so there aren’t any around for Jack to try!

  13. Mochi on November 16, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Mmm…apples! Ruby is my hero!

    My mom is a realy good poop detective! I once ate a whole hot dog toy! 🙂


  14. Khyra on November 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I’m sure Mango RH would pawmit his DOH to assist Ruby’s hooman with the poop detekhting! Mango is furever babbling about what his momma’s paws diskhover!

    Great Work Ruby!


  15. the Army of Four on November 16, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Wooooo! Way to go, Ruby!!! Keep up the great work. And might I recommend bananas, peel and all? Really.
    PS: Is it just me, or does any pup else think Ruby looks like Zim in that first picture?

  16. The OP Pack on November 16, 2009 at 9:38 am

    None of us eat tomatoes, apples, or pears. Phantom does love spaghetti sauce. And Mom so hopes she never sees a skunk even remotely close to our mouths, feet, or any other part of the body.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  17. KB on November 16, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I can tell that Ruby is on the road to becoming a legend! A tomato? My dogs love fruit but I don’t think that they’d go to a lot of trouble for a tomato!

    When I saw the skunk in the title, I thought “Ruh Roh”, thinking a real skunk spraying. We’ve had our share of those. In case it ever happens, Natures Miracle Skunk Remover works great! We keep some on hand – come on over and borrow it!

  18. maxx on November 16, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Woo look so komfy on that chair!


  19. Wild Dingo on November 16, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Ever wonder why Sibes have “masks”? Because they’re ALL CRIMINALS! Wooo! Way to theif Ruby baby!
    wild dingo

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