Ruby Tuesday’s Attention to Kitchen Detail

Shocking - Last week I was accused of being a predator in the kitchen.

Sheesh, kid, no telling where that reputation came from.

Totally undeserved.


In one of our comments yesterday,  Mogley G. Retriever asked about some of the best sources of news on the Iditarod.  Here are a couple to get you started:

The official website –

The current standings – – This can take a little while to get used to reading.

The Alaska Daily News is a great source for stories on the race –

The North Wapiti Blog is updated regularly and gives you a great view into our favorite team –

Mike Criss has some excellent photography on his blog that I highly recommend –

Hope that helps!


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on March 11, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Predator? Oh surely not! Scavenger? Ummmm, maybe …

  2. Mochi on March 10, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Ruby looks totally innocent. 🙂

    Tartok has a cool face pattern! 🙂

    Thanks for the great links!


  3. Maxx on March 10, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Looks more like an observer to me..!


  4. Life With Dogs on March 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Do I see some stalking?

  5. norwood on March 9, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Being a sous chef does not = predator. I mean come on… all good sous chefs taste the meal before it’s served and help clean up. Jeepers.

  6. jack a-roo & moo too on March 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    We can tell woo are totally innocent, Ruby. We know woo would never do whatever they said it was that you did but it wasn’t you who did it.

    jack a-roo & moo too

  7. Siku Marie, the White Dog on March 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Me and Quinn look just like that RIGHT now! There is a roast pork slow cooking in garlic and beer and we are making sure it stays safe!

  8. Emma Rose on March 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Those pups look very well behaved in the kitchen if you ask me! Thanks for the iditarod links!

    Emma Rose

  9. Clive on March 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Ruby, we don’t believe a word of it! You a predator!!

  10. Sagira on March 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Ruby, you are doing a great job watching over the kitchen!

  11. Huffle Mawson on March 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    A predator? Wasn’t the predator the scary beastie in that movie? I don’t think Ruby looks like him at all.

  12. Twinkietinydog on March 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Predator(s)? What are you talking about. I like to pay attention to kitchen detail too, but nobody calls me that. Linguini gets called a counter surfer though. Great job on looking so innocent for the photos!

  13. Ozzie & ZoZo on March 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    If it is on or near the floor, it’s ours. That does include the counter. Make the most of it while you can.

    Thanks for the links. WOOOOOO!

    Paws and sleds

    Ozzie and Zozo

  14. Kari on March 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t think you are any kind of predator!

  15. The OP Pack on March 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Ha roo roooo- love the expression on Tartok!!!

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  16. Mack and Mia on March 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm


    They are all just jealous because you know how to get extra noms and it’s clearly because your are extra cute!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  17. The Army of Four on March 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Yeah, I’m with Zackt! Us redheads ALWAYS get blamed! Well… unless you’re Ammy. She never gets blamed for anything.
    Play bows,

  18. Sonic on March 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Predator??? I saw that movie with Pops, and Ruby is NOTHING like a Predator. She’s much better looking!


  19. Tawny Wall on March 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    My dearest Ruby… you are as cute as you can be but you are not fooling anybody. I’ve witnessed your sibeness first hand. That face is pure trouble.

    Love ya,

  20. Khyra on March 9, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Snikhkering at Zackt’s khomment about always blaming the redheads!

    Keep up the good work Ruby!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  21. Sam on March 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Ah, that last picture, it’s the famous “sneak up behind your human with pleading eyes and wait until you think you see something drop!” Nope, not a predator, not in the least. Maybe a scavenger?

    Thanks for the Iditarod links – I haven’t ever really followed it, but am hearing more about it this year than ever before.

  22. Stella on March 9, 2010 at 11:07 am

    How would you like it if some buddy gave you a bad name just because you like to walk around different parts of your OWN HOME, and check things out. I say, go wherever your nose takes you, Ruby!


  23. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on March 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

    We can’t figure out WHY they would think you were a kitchen predator!!! HEHEHE!

    Woofs and Kisses!

  24. Steve & Kat on March 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    You look like a helper, not a predator. I can’t believe anyone would dare call you that!


  25. Paco,Milo & Maya on March 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Ohhhhhh Ruby….we don’t know why humans or our bros and sis sometimes told that bad things about us sweet dogs!!!!!
    You look soooooo cute!!!!

    And thanks for all those great link!!!!
    Mommy is a fan of Iditarod and she would love to be there!!!!!
    HAve a wonderful week!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks

  26. Beckett on March 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

    There is my bee-woo-tiful Ruby, my kindred spirit, my soulmate.

    My mom used to live in Alaska. She didn’t really follow the Iditarod but the Yukon Quest was huge (she lived in Fairbanks).

  27. KB on March 9, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I have no idea where Ruby got such a reputation!

    Thanks for the Iditarod sites!

  28. Jeanine on March 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I walked into the kitchen yesterday and Peanut was standing ON THE TABLE!!!! I think she was checking out the counters!!!! Love my sibes!!

  29. Huskys Rule on March 9, 2010 at 8:34 am

    They just don’t understand that you are there for them…should they spill or drop something you are there to clean it up so they don’t have to. You are only trying to make them have to do less work (hehe).

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  30. Kira The BeaWoootiful on March 9, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Woos! So who cares about reputation? It is all about what woo get!
    Thanks for the links on the iditarod!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  31. Mr Koda MD on March 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I like to keep up with the Iditarod!!!

    Go the Pretty Sled Dogs!!

    Husky at Heart

  32. MAXDOG on March 9, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Thanks for all the recommendations. I will definitely visit them later! Its all soooo exciting!
    Lots of licks

  33. The_Dogfather on March 9, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Sigh…..they always blame it on us redheads…

  34. Martha and Bailey on March 9, 2010 at 1:37 am

    That is such an unfair reputation. Martha tends to get labelled with that but she is only wanting to lend a paw!

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