Ruby Tuesday – Another Score

The look of innocence.

Members of The Thundering Herd Fan Page on Facebook already know the ending of this story, but let us tell the entire story.

As is the usual pattern for a Saturday night, The Herd humans went over to the hu-grandmom’s house for dinner.  The Herd does not attend, but entertainment is provided by The Herd Annex – Tartok and Ruby.  Since Ruby has been known to be an expert counter surfer, food is guarded as the dinner is prepared and consumed.  Clean up was completed and the hu-grandmom asked The Herd Annex if they needed to go to the yard.  Tartok and Ruby went downstairs and outside.

Ruby is quick and returns to where the hu-grandmom is holding the door open.  Ruby races up the steps and into the kitchen.  She completes her tour of the kitchen and enters the den, with hu-grandmom and Tartok still downstairs.

The error?  The visiting humans are upstairs in the same den.  The hu-dad, the accomplished Siberian Husky wrangler, notices something slightly out of place.  Perhaps Ruby is trying to hide something in her mouth.  Do any of you pick up on those subtle signs?

Are you expert enough to notice the contraband?

Now the hu-dad is not only an expert in picking up these concealed clues, but he is also always waiting for that perfect blogging moment.  So while one human held the suspect, the other instantly went for the photographic evidence.

Nope, I don't have anything. Why do you ask?

After appropriate pictures were taken, the removal process began.  Unfortunately, no one thought to take a video of that moment, but let’s just say it was not quite as easy as you might think.  Regardless, the task was accomplished.

Think anyone will notice?


  1. Steve and Kat on June 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Now that is a great score! We both love cantaloupe here!


  2. Country Corgi Pups on June 10, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Ruby, we think that you misjudged the size of your mouth and therefore the ability to hide that delicious looking melon in it. We’d go with the “just helping to pick it up” story that Houndstooth figured out! The CCC

  3. Dennis the Vizsla on June 9, 2010 at 10:31 am

    “What, this? It’s my new lip piercing.”

  4. Teal'c on June 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Wow – you like that stuff?! I’m more a veggie dog if my hooman blends it and mixes it under my foodables… But fruit?!

    Slobbers teal’c

  5. Rudy's Raiser on June 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Ruby, why didn’t you eat ALL of it??

  6. Lorenza on June 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Ruby! Melons are delicious!
    I can understand you did not want it to be taken away!
    Good job!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. The Army of Four on June 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Woo! Way to score, Ruby! If only it had been a watermelon – that’s my favorite melon ever!!!
    They’ll be in season soon – keep your eyes peeled!

  8. The OP Pack on June 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Ruby sure knows how to turn on the charm – Dakota could do that too. We always wonder why there are such great photos of all the mischievous deeds that Ruby accomplishes:)

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. Digby on June 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Yerp its a kind of sixth sense!
    the humans nearly know when Delta has contraband!

    your pal,

  10. Huffle Mawson on June 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    That Ruby is quite amazing.

  11. siku marie on June 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, Ruby, looks like you had that melon in a vise grip! My rule is once it’s in your possession, don’t give up without a fight…UNLESS they offer you something better! Nice score.

  12. Mochi on June 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Nothing wrong with that, Ruby. Fruit is good for you! 🙂


  13. Mack and Mia on June 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Ruby! Woo gotta go for the snall stuff! Woo know…anything that woo can fit INSIDE your mouth WHOLE!

    Works like a charm in my house.

    wags and woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  14. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on June 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Ruby was so clever with her concealment, that we don’t know HOW anyone could have figured it out!! GRRRRRREAT shots! HEE HEE!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  15. Jeanine on June 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

    They say 8 servings of fruit a day! I say no crime was committed, she was only making sure to get her alotted fruit! 🙂 Over here at Chez Max watermelon rinds are our favorite!!!

  16. huskymom on June 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Ruby is trying to tell you that she needs more carotene in her diet to keep her coat orangey-red. Give the girl more yellow veggies! (P.S. The crew here prefers watermelon….)

  17. Mogley G. Retriever on June 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

    We love stalking fruits and vegetables in the garden. Since it is too early for you to raid the garden, it only makes sence that you would stalk the wiley cantalope in the kitchen. It pays to keep your hunting skills up to par, you never know when you will have to go native.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  18. Zona on June 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

    That was a great score, Ruby! You are my counter surfing idol!!!


  19. Huskys Rule on June 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

    We agree with Houndstooth!!!! Ruby was simply trying to help clean up!!!! WooHoo Ruby!!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  20. Shawnee on June 8, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Blech, blech, blech! I hate froot! Ruby had to has been set up. Wot dog would swipey froot? I think the pikshurs be fotoshopped.

  21. Scout and Freyja on June 8, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Good score! Nope, we don’t think anyone will notice at all, now go wash your face and paws to get rid of any residual evidence☺

  22. SparkeeSpud on June 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Ruby- I applaud you on the excellent melon score. You had good form! I suggest getting away next time so that you may better enjoy your bounty!

    Live to counter surf another day!

  23. Stella on June 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I must give Ruby credit for being a good clean plate girl, she eats rind, seeds and melon! However, I do think my Mom might have noticed that she had a half of melon in her face!

    Stella, who says No, thanks to cantaloupe!

  24. Houndstooth on June 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I am quite certain that Ruby simply found the melon on the floor and was attempting to help by picking it up when she was framed by the humans! Hu-Dad, she’s an innocent little Sibe!

  25. Life With Dogs on June 8, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Any chance you made use of the 50 second rule for that? 🙂

  26. Priscilla on June 8, 2010 at 4:38 am

    What a yummy melon!!! It’s really good for health : )

  27. Wild Dingo on June 8, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I didn’t even notice anything in her mouth. What exactly is the alleged crime? Poor Ruby. Accused of her first “melony.”

  28. Khyra & Khousin Merdie on June 8, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Khan woo say ‘fruit salad’?

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie
    PeeEssWoo: Woo khan have ours…we don’t do melons here!

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