Wednesday, August 20, 2014
She who barks at periwinkles
Yes indeed, my little girl turned 4 years old on the 3rd of August! I can't believe I forgot her birthday...will definitely have to make it up to her. :)
I love my dogs so much. They are a huge part of my life - of our lives. Simply put - they make life so much better, and I simply cannot imagine going through this life without a dog, or two. My little Ruby...rotten rotten. And yes, she earned that nickname honestly.
Last weekend when we took the dogs and the horses and went camping to the Flying M, it was hot. So very hot. Out of sheer desperation we spent a big chunk of our afternoon in the creek, with the dogs. We found an amazing swimming hole that was chest deep on me and was absolutely perfect for the dogs to swim to their hearts' content. Puts a smile on my face every single time. Yes, indeedy!
We learned a little somethin' somethin' new about Miss Rubes. Yep! She does indeed, bark at periwinkles. :) At first, I thought she was just barking at a stubborn stick or the like, that she was having difficulties prying loose or something, but after watching her stare at the creek bed and then bark, and even give a little startle - we figured out what she was doing. She'd watch the little critters move around and then bark at them. *sigh* She's so stinkin' cute!! Guess it was the first time she's actually taken the time to really see what's going on at the bottom of the water.
Anyway, I can hardly believe that my sweet, little puppy that we brought home at seven weeks of age; is already 4 years old. *sigh* Makes me wish, again, that time would just slow down a little. Only a little...
Dogs get older, people get older, I'm getting older too...
She's a mouthy little broad. Quite independent and opinionated. Enjoys her quiet time by herself, but loves to socialize and play. Hmmm, sounds like her momma!
She's a great snuggler. Loves to take naps...another thing we've got in common.
What can I say? She's a free spirit.
For my Ruby, life has always been a beach.
And if I have anything to do with it...it always will be.
Happy Birthday Ruby!!!