Tethered Ruby

First of all, yes we made it to the beach.  For those of you asking, we are at Huntington Beach State Park (South Carolina) in the S-RV and will be making excursions in the Jeep to Myrtle Beach and Charleston for sure (and maybe even Savannah).  Unfortunately, the drive from our house to the beach is six hours, so we got here just as the sun was setting.  No pictures from the beach today (and a little challenged anyway since our Verizon Wireless laptop card is showing a whole one bar of coverage – pretty hard to do anything fast on the internet).

But we want to take a moment to talk about our poor cousin, Ruby.  Now look at this face and ask yourself if she could possibly cause any trouble:

Apparently, the answer is yes.  Notice the connected leash.  While indoors.  This has nothing to do with her counter surfing skills – which are quite extraordinary.  No, our hu-nephew – who is just over a year old – was at our hu-grandparents house.  Notice the walker just off to Ruby’s side.  Ruby is still working on that “don’t jump on people to say hello” rule, and with a bi-ped puppy, that can be a real problem. Even though she has never, never, never done anything like that to our hu-nephew,  to prevent anything happening, Ruby was tethered to our hu-dad while she was in the house.


Just like prison

I promise to work on my greeting skills.


  1. The OP Pack on December 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Poor Ruby, she does look quite sad there. But knowing what it is like to have toddlers around – we have three that run loose here most of the week – this is the best thing for Ruby. Those little bipeds can really interfere with a dog’s life, but always better safe than sorry.

    Sorry we are way behind with our comments, trying very hard to catchup – we finally have the house back to just us and the Mom and Dad.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  2. Maxx on December 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I think your greeting’s just grrreat!!!


  3. jack on December 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Poor, poor Ruby….so furry unfair!

    jack a-roo

  4. Mochi on December 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Poor Ruby! She looks so sad!


  5. Abbey And Maya on December 28, 2009 at 12:29 am

    BOL. its ok. Maya likes her pictures taken. Its just that I hate the camera!!

  6. Houndstooth on December 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Awww, poor Ruby! Whatever happened to the days when little kids had to learn to get back up again if they fell down? Surely she can’t be that bad!

  7. Teddy Bear on December 27, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Oh, poor cousin Ruby. We have a habit of jumping on people too. I hope you all are having a wonderful time at the beach.:)

    Teddy Bear

  8. Raising Ruby on December 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Aw, Rubies are just excitable, we know from experience. 😉 Have a fantastic time in SC — you will love Charleston, a beautiful city, lots of terrific photos ops!

  9. the Army of Four on December 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Poor Ruby!!! She wouldn’t do that – REALLY!

  10. Rachel on December 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Must be something about dogs named Ruby… my Ruby needs to work on her “skills” too. I do hope Ruby got a special treat though!

  11. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on December 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Awwwww, poor Ruby! Maw don’t hafta worry about me and my greetin’ skills. I don’t jump like my brudders and sister do! I is a good boy.
    Woo will be good greeter one day Ruby.

    Husky kisses,

  12. Turbo on December 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    The upside was that your human couldn’t misbehave either!

  13. Louka on December 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Awww, poor Ruby! She is a very gorgeous sibe, too. I know what it’s like, bing locked up or tied up when there are visitors. It is very sad. Work on your greeting skills, Ruby, you will be free in no time!

  14. Stella on December 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Aw Ruby, I am sorry about this. I get excited and jump on grownups, but when I see the little daycare kids, I never jump on them. I am working on my greeting skills too, but you don’t have to worry about me around little guys, I wouldn’t hurt a one of them. Maybe just have them give you one chance, just one.

    Good luck,

  15. Denns the Vizsla on December 27, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Oh no! It’s just like the Department of Pre-Crime from “Minority Report”, but with no Colin Farrell or Tom Cruise to put things right!

  16. achieve1dream on December 27, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Poor Ruby! She will get better. It just takes time and practice. 🙂

  17. KB on December 27, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Funny, both of our dogs had trouble learning not to jump on new people. But, for some reason, they implicitly knew not to jump on little children/toddlers from Day One. I’m not sure why (it certainly wasn’t any good training on our part!)… My best guess was that they didn’t need to jump to reach their faces and give them big slurpy kisses!

    Ruby has the sweetest face! Enjoy Myrtle Beach. I went there once as a child and have wonderful memories of it. It was my first time camping, among other things.

  18. The_Dogfather on December 27, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Mmmm…seems like the humans doesn’t realise a leash WILL NOT stop a determined sibe from doing the thing she sets her mind on. Show it to them, Ruby!!

  19. Wild Dingo on December 27, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Um, that ‘woah is me’ look is vaguely, no make that, strikenly similar to one I see around my house. Has Ruby been emailing or video-sibing with Juno?

    i donno. I sure don’t think she should be in prison just for showing lots of love now, right? I mean, even if her ‘love hurts’ (yah yah…love hurts…. sing it with me…)

    wild dingo

  20. Kayla and Maebe on December 27, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Awwww Ruby, woo look sooooo sad… we never got to practice our greeting skills on the mini-humans. huMom says they aren’t allowed in the house. Perhaps there should be a no mini-human rule in your pawrents house. Why should woo be imprisoned in your own home?

    WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

  21. Khyra on December 27, 2009 at 1:13 am

    I think she and Tartok should have been pawmitted to hit the road with woo!

    That face!
    Oh my THAT face!


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