Ruby Tuesday Stand In

First, The Herd went out in the S-RV this past weekend.  And sorry to disappoint Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara who asked in a comment over the weekend, but no we do not take The Herd Annex with us, so Tartok and Ruby did not join this adventure.

Second, the hu-grandmother went to see some extended family over the weekend, so Tartok and Ruby got to stay in their four star hotel.

All in all, that means that we did not see the Annex this weekend.  Which creates a heck of a problem since we do not have any new pictures to share with you for Ruby Tuesday.  Fair enough, we want to share a theory we have.

Ruby the Rubester

Cheoah the Cheesewhiz

Think they might be sisters?  We know that they are about the same age and both were found in the same town.  Cheoah was found abandoned behind a foreclosed house (to answer our friends of Tales and Tails, no we were not looking to add another member to The Herd with Cheoah or Qannik, though the others we were.  But who could turn down a call to help an abandoned dog at a foreclosed house.  Yikes!).  Ruby was at a Sarge and Friends – our local all breed rescue – adoption day and we called the hu-grandmother to say we had found her perfect addition.

Beyond the age, they walk the same way, talk the same way, have similar facial expressions, and think eerily alike.

So what do YOU think?  Are they sisters?


P.S. – We received a number of comments that our comment system was acting up.  Apparently, sometimes you enter a comment and it just “disappears” only to appear later.  However, it appears that all of the comments are actually getting through (Neil – not that we would point out the number of comments about bartenders that were left yesterday.  Nope.  Not us.).  We can not replicate the problem, but tested as best we could last night.  Please let us know if you continue to have problems and we will ask our web host to run a systems check.  Thanks!  We really value all of your comments.


Rumor has it that a certain hu-dad woke up this morning a little more creaky as he has aged yet again.  We would tell you how many dog years, but let’s just say the number eleventy-bazillion appears to fit.  If you see a bright glowing light from the mountains of North Carolina, you will know we lit the candles on his birthday cake.


  1. jo on May 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    The Woo Crew recently welcomed the addition of Her Majesty Queen Ra’s littermate, Kona, after his retirement and we couldn’t have been more amazed at the similarities between the two. Voice, mannerisms, temperament, habits – and they haven’t seen each other for over 9 years! Many behavior patterns are familial, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Rubester and Cheezewhiz were siblings!

  2. Stella on May 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Happy Birthday, Hu-Dad! Hope all those candles on the cake didn’t make the frosting inedible from wax!

    We are all for Ruby and Cheesewhiz being sisters. Both beautiful pups!

    Jo, Stella and Z

  3. Mochi on May 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to your hu-dad! 🙂

    That would be soooo cool if they were sisters! 🙂


  4. Ruby's Raiser on May 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! We say sisters all the way! Some traits are just too unique to be coincidental. 🙂

  5. Lorenza on May 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Yes! Those two could be sisters!
    Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. The OP Pack on May 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Happy Birthday to the HuDad – we hope you had a great day and we wish you many more years of good living with sibes.

    We see so many similarities between Thunder and Ciara and we know that they are half-siblings, sired by the same Mel. They are built very similarly, absolutely talk and sound the same, walk the same way, most noticeable from the rear, have the same body swagger, and their personalities are so similar. They both love any and all food and will eat anytime anywhere anything. Both LOVE the rain and the mud. We wouldn’t be surprised at all if Ruby and Cheoah are related. Maybe there is some genetic test you could have done, although probably not worth the costs involved.

    Sorry to hear the Annex didn’t get to go on the hike, but we sort of figured that anyway:)

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. Sonic on May 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    My Pops is really really old too! Happy birthday to your hu-dad!

    And I think they are sisters. They look really really alike!


  8. Siku marie on May 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    You might be on to something valid with your “sisters” theory! And who could say no to an abandoned pup chained in a foreclosed house…bless you! Happy birthday to hu-dad, hope he had a day of celebration, relaxation, and reflection…and that he enjoys many many more!

  9. Huffle Mawson on May 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Maybe they are related! It’s not impossible.

    Did you all wear your dark glasses when you lit the hu-dad’s birthday candles?

  10. Twinkietinydog on May 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Your hu-dad and our M alike. She’s not been able to sit up straight in weeks. Oh, well, to the important issues now: I have no idea! If I could figure out the relationship between Ruby and Cheoah, I would have figured out if my katz are twins. Hmmm. Soul sisters???
    I see you’re good at asking questions on your blog, hmmm, that makes me rethink the answer I gave you on my dog advice column

  11. Honey the Great Dane on May 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Oh, happy birthday to your Hu-dad!! And my humans said they know all about “creaky”!!! 😀

    Honey the Great Dane

  12. Sagira on May 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Happy Birthday to your dad!

    Wonder if they are sisters…hmm

  13. The Army of Four on May 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Happy birthday to the hu-dad! Is it true we’re invited over for pizza and beer tonight?!!?
    How cool would it be if the girls really are sisters?!?!

  14. AC on May 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I don’t know if my first comment will reappear, but it did get eaten…Have had that happen to me before, just for the record.

  15. AC on May 18, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Be careful with your hu-dad’s birthday cake Herd. Remember, only you can prevent forest fires. Happy birthday!!!

    I vote for sisters.

  16. Khyra on May 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Mom says something about the theme song to The Patty Duke Show – she is more ancient than woo are but woo might know it as well!

    Happy Birfday – we know it will be furry special!

    Mom remembers when woo started mentioned the extra member of The Herd on SiberNet 😉

    PeeEesWoo: TGI Fridays khould be a stand in as well 😉

  17. Dennis the Vizsla on May 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Happy birthday hu-dad!

  18. Sammie on May 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

    What a furry interesting speculation – why not? It sounds very plawsible!!! Happy Birthday hu-dad – do you have a fastdial to the local Fire Dept.????!!!! Have a happy, happy DAY!!!
    Hugs xoxoxo

  19. Kit on May 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Did you see bright lights from North Georgia last night??? That was our Rama’s b’day cake!!!
    Happy Birthday to your dad!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  20. Mogley G. Retriever on May 18, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Our resident bi-ped stopped using human years or dog years. He is now using Oak Tree years to measure his age. He says that using Oak Tree years, he is still young! Since you tell the age of a tree by counting the rings, we tried to count his rings to see how old he was, but we could not tell the rings from the wrinkles, it still was a lot.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  21. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on May 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

    They very well could be sisters!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  22. jack & moo on May 18, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Hmm, well, Cheoah & Ruby are both extremely gorgeous sibettes, smart, charming, great smiles, pretty as they come…. and if they’re not blood-sisters, they certainly are sisters of the heart!
    Happy Birthday to hu-dad… we can bring the marshmallows for the roast.

    Jack & Miss Moo
    PS – thanks fur the funnies you left on our blog, woo pups crack us up!

  23. MAXDOG on May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Happy Birthday to the human! I could loan a fire-extinguisher. BOL! 🙂
    Sending lotsaluv to you all

  24. Jeanine on May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Happy birthday!!!!

    In a larger sense, aren’t we all sisters?

  25. Kira The BeaWoootiful on May 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Wooos! At least they have wonderful furever homes now, if they are sisters once, they are truly now. Mum moved into a house once that had a dog left in the backyard!!!!!!! He lived with her the rest of his life, although he was rather wild and untamed…. it was so sad. He did not trust humans at all. Neither does Scampi much either, although he is better than he used to be. Me? I love everyone! (despite my being put in jail as a puppy!)
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  26. Huskys Rule on May 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    That would be so awesome if they are sisters. They are both total cuties!! Happy B-day Hu-Dad:-) Share the cake with the herd!!!!!!
    Lick & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  27. Houndstooth on May 18, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Happy Birthday, Hu-Dad!

    They really do look like they could be sisters. It would be cool to think that they both found their homes so close together.

    I wouldn’t have been either to turn down either of them! Cheoah and Quannik are both stunners!

  28. Marvin on May 18, 2010 at 7:15 am

    oh and Happy Birthday to your human toooooo!

  29. Marvin on May 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

    oh we wondered why there was a bright light in our sky over here in Scotland!! The candles on the cake over your way, explain it! Although we were hoping it was the sun………… ha ha!

    We are not sure how poor dogs get abandoned, well we know how it happens, cos I was once in that sad situation, but people just don’t seem to appreciate the love of a good dog do they?

    lotsaluv, from very sunny and warm Scotland, my, those candles sure give off some heat!!

  30. Teddy Bear on May 18, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I think they are definitely sisters.:) Happy Birthday to your Daddy!!!

    Teddy Bear

  31. Martha and Bailey on May 18, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Happy Birthday to your aging human! How awful for poor Cheoah to be abandoned – thank goodness there was a happy ending.
    Yes she and Ruby could be sisters – both stunning.

  32. Fiona on May 18, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Teehee! Even if they didn’t have the same parents, they are most definitely sisters!!! As for the bright glow? Um, we saw something on the eastern horizon that we couldn’t identify – you have totally explained it; eleventy billion candles would definitely make a light bright enough to get to Utah!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona (and Abby The Pest)

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