Ruby Tuesday – Eyeing the Prize


Finished with that yet? - Ruby

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This is post 998.  We are closing in rapidly on our 1000th post and the end of our contest.  Remember, we will unscientifically select one comment from this past week  and award $50 to the animal charity named in that comment (and, of course, if no charity was named, we will draw another comment).  We will announce the winner on Saturday, but the contest runs through Thursday – so keep the comments and nominations coming.  As of 9 pm Monday night, here are the charities named and the number of nominations they have received:

Joplin Humane Society – 20 Nominations

Texas Husky Rescue – 19

Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston – 12

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue – 9

Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption – 7

Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue in Nebraska – 7

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – 6

Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida – 6

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary – 5

BAD RAP – Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls – 5

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Services – 5

Australian Animal Protection Society – 4

Oregon Greyhound Adoption – 4

Adopt-A-Husky – 3

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection – 3

Charleston Animal Society – 3

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue – 3

Husky Camp Siberian Rescue – 2

Southern Siberian Rescue – 2

SPCA of York County (PA) – 2

Asians for Humans, Animal, and Nature – 1

Bay Area Siberian Husky – 1

Buddy Foundation – 1

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue – 1

Dawson Creek British Columbia Society for the Prevention for the Cruelty of Animals – 1

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals – 1

Freedom Rescue – 1

Hairy Houdini Siberian Rescue – 1

Husky House – 1

MUSH Rescue – Siberian Rescue of Atlanta – 1

Paws and Stripes – 1

Red Door Animal Shelter – 1

Second Chance Animal Shelter of Killeen, Texas – 1

Therapy Dogs International – 1

Winnipeg Human Society – 1

Remember – One submission per person per day – but nothing wrong with letting your friends know so they can come by and drop us a comment.  We love learning about all of the terrific people out there helping our animal friends every day.


  1. Ryker on June 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Those eyes say it all!

  2. Sagira on June 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Keep your eye on the prize my friend.

    Mentioning Louisville Weimaraner Rescue again 🙂

  3. Holly & Khady on June 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I think Ruby’s humans have that glass see-through table just to torture her!

    We are nominating our favorite Taysia Blue, as usual!

    Holly & Khady

  4. FiveSibesMom on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Pretty Ruby, so patient you are! I hope there’s something yummy on that plate there for you!!!

    Only two more posts to go! Woooooo-hooo! We will vote for Joplin tonight!

  5. tula on May 31, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    oh no Ruby, it’s too late. woo might have to offer to do dishes!

    i’d like to nominate a new charity: ARWNY- Akita Rescue of Western NY
    Gotta help my fellow akitas… we have a tough time being placed in forevah homes & this rescue group needs help sustaining their level of need.

    wag to a 1000!

  6. hisqueen on May 31, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Ruby is too cute with the foodables
    Joplin Humane society..pls

  7. The OP Pack on May 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ruby is just protecting the table from any intruders:)

    Joplin pups will be very happy with all the support. But in the end we know that no matter who wins, the help will be very much appreciated.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. Lisa alias Sitka's Mom on May 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    The countdown has been very exciting & now it is so close! Congrats on so many great posts. I always look forward to seeing what The Herd & The Annex are doing.
    My support goes to Joplin today!
    Sitka’s Mom

  9. siku marie on May 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Ruby, this looks like a still life in the style of the Dutch Masters (only brighter). We love the photo and its painterly quality. For that alone, you deserve a special treat…but we are biased since momma’s a painter.

    Two more days! We can see the glowing edge of this milestone…Sarge’s please.

  10. Khyra on May 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I believe The Golden Khousins would like me to paw fur those Houston Goldens and their Rescue Group –

    Especially since we think Harley and Reufus J Wright might akhtually be the same pup!


  11. Huffle Mawson on May 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Ruby looks perfectly innocent to me! Australian Animal Protection Society.

  12. Sheila & Bob on May 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Our vote is for Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston.
    If great dogs like The Bleu and The Refus come from them they are OK in our book.

    Hamish & Sophie

  13. The Bleu on May 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Pretty much anything that was served on that pretty plate or bowl has to be homemade yumminess… and you can’t fool Miss Ruby!

    If she was gazing intently like that at me, I’d hop off the plate for her! Just saying.

    with love from the Bleu

    Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston

  14. Katie M. on May 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I would like to vote for Big Fluffy Dog Rescue! Thanks, herd!

  15. Suka on May 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Rudy, that is a pawsome picture! How could any human say “no” that those eyes, and that face? Hope it was yummy!

    I nominate Joplin Humane Society.


  16. Kari on May 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    hee hee hee she doesn’t want it to disappear on her 🙂



  17. Wild Dingo on May 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Criminal alert! Criminal Alert!

  18. The Army of Four on May 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Ruby! What’s up there?!?!? Any watermelon!?!!?
    PS: Another vote for MaPaw!

  19. Pup Fan on May 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I feel like Ruby is working some kind of mind control! I’m tossing in a vote for BAD RAP…

  20. Fiona on May 31, 2011 at 11:17 am

    We’ve got one of the glass tables, too, and man, they are a tease!!! You can SEE the food, but you can’t GET to the food. What is up with that?!? They also flatten out the poofy top of my head. Not super wild about that, either….

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

    PeeEss: We’re throwing in another vote for Paws and Stripes 🙂

  21. Stumpy and cyndi on May 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I think Ruby is telepathically tell me Joplin Humane Society, so I’m going with them! Thanks for the opportunity to help them out!

    Happy Trails, forever!

  22. Rocco on May 31, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Ruby – you gotta be more sneaky.

    Hoping for a win for Taysia Blue. we have a few new pups into rescue this last week.

  23. HUSKYS RULE on May 31, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Dear Hu-Grandmom,

    Ruby is just trying to be helpful with the kitchen clean up duties. She doesn’t want you to have to work hard to clean up. She will leave everything sparkling clean.

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

    Charleston Animal Society

  24. houndstooth on May 31, 2011 at 8:24 am

    So that’s what glass tables are for! Ruby, you never cease to entertain!

    We vote for Quad Cities again!

  25. carolyn on May 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Oh my I have been voting for Texas Husky Rescue but you had me at Joplin. They need all the help they can get.

    Put me down for a vote for that humane society. I have a dear friend who dealt with the aftermath of Katrina, trying to find pets’ owners, and know how hard that work is. A tornado is not a hurricane but that doesn’t matter to the people in Joplin who can’t find their pets, or are depending on the humane society to help them.

    BEAUTIFUL RUBY! I love the composition of that picture! Does Ruby’s mum take the pictures on Tuesday or do you go over and take them every Tuesday?

  26. Ice 'n Ayla on May 31, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I’m not sure me’n Ice could take watching our people eating from under that glass table top. I think it’d be most unnerving, watching them watching us, and maybe slopping some onto the table BECAUSE they were watching us watching them, and us not being able to get at it.

  27. huskymom on May 31, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Ruby sure has the glass table figured out!

    As the THerd zeroes in on their 1000th post, we want to make another plug for Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue and our 2- and 4-legged pals from that organization.

    –Rubi (with an “i”), Holly and Spritey

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