Ruby Tuesday – Relaxation Techniques

While our cousins over at Chez Herd are out running sleds and hiking trails, we here at The Herd Annex enjoy our daily walks, but are really experts at napping.  And as the evenings cool, we have each found our perfect sleeping spots to capitalize on this cool fall air.

Tartok moves in front of the open sliding door, letting the cool breezes run over his fur.

Ruby goes for the slightly more comfortable approach.

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Thanks to so many of you for reaching out to Luke and his family and passing along your good thoughts and pawsitive wishes.  Scout and Freyja have posted this terrific button for us to show our support for Cool Paws Luke.  Feel free to post it on your own blog if you so wish.


  1. Lisa on October 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    ruby definitely has the right idea!
    Kodi x

  2. Sagira on October 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Sure does look nice and comfy… 🙂

  3. Kari on October 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    do you call 5s every time you have to get up?


  4. Dennis the Vizsla on October 20, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Om …. Om …. Om ….

  5. Maxx on October 20, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Great techniques, i shall try to incorporate them to my daily routines!


  6. Lorenza on October 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Sure you all have great relaxing techniques!
    Paws crossed for Luke
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Ruby's Raiser on October 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I have never known a Ruby to NOT go for the more comfortable approach. 😉

  8. siku marie on October 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Quinn has always been an across the door guy but I have been working hard to teach him the special qualities of comfy couches (with lots of pillows)…he is SLOWLY starting to see my point of view!

  9. Tucker on October 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    your couch looks comfy… and there looks like enough room – canz i come over and sleep there too?

    woof – Tucker

  10. Huffle Mawson on October 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Ruby definitely has the right idea!

  11. The OP Pack on October 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Our comment disappeared. Phantom loves to sit by the front door as you will see in our post today. And TD says the couch is the best place to lounge no matter what the season.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. The OP Pack on October 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Phantom is in total agreement with Tartok – he loves to position himself right in front of the open front door. If we ever get our post done today, that is where you will see him.

    TD says Ruby made a great choice. His sofa isn’t leather but it sure is comfy.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  13. jack & moo on October 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Ahhh, the cool weather approaches! We’ere loving it too, but we don’t got no stinkin’ couches to crash on, just the floor.

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  14. Houndstooth on October 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I feel like I need to go take a nap just watching them! They appear to have the right idea.

    We’re really pulling for Luke, too!

  15. Sammie on October 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Yes you certainly do know how to get a comfy “fix” for the nappies!!! Yaaawwwnnn! Think we’ll have to get into our spots now! We have been to visit da Luke and are cheering him on with pawsitive thoughts and Mimi’s lovely “Team” button.
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  16. Rachel on October 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Ya’ll make me wanna take a nap!

  17. Anna the GSD on October 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

    That’s quite impressive! It looks like it took years of hard work and practice to get those positions down! Good job!! 🙂

  18. KB on October 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Dogs are the experts at relaxation, aren’t they? I bet that even the Herd sleeps well after a run! Here, with winter approaching fast, it’s hard to imagine choosing a spot in front of an open door for a nap!

    I’m sending my strong support to Luke too!

  19. Khyra on October 19, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I am an ekhwal opp pawsition type –

    I do Tartok AND I do Ruby!

    We are SO on board fur Team the Luke!

    He and his The Mom SO need us!


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