I have been meaning to write since last Christmas ! Good to see you and the "kids" on FB, Here is Ruby , the sea puppy a few weeks ago. She is such fun, but loves to bark !! I carry a squirtgun a lot...its the only thing that works.
From Ruby and Family December 22, 2008
Thanks for your note. I have been wanting to send you an update on Ruby-Doobie for a while, but have never had any decent pictures....she is fast, that one. Here are a few we took the other day.
She is a very happy, but busy little girl ! She keeps us hopping all the time. She is great 95% of the time...the rest of the time she barks !! At everyone....man or beast. But, that is a dachshund trait, I know.
She has spent a year at puppy play group(for socialization to other dogs) and has been to training classes, but nothing will control that barking. She is very protective of her 'parents' and her home. And oh, how she wants to attack those squirrels !
We love her to pieces.... Its hard to believe , its been a year already since Keith picked her up in Iowa and you braved that ice storm !
Have a wonderful Christmas. We are in the midst of a blizzard right now......looks like yet another miserable winter coming up ! ARGHHHH.........
February 10, 2008
I have not checked in for a while, but decided its about time. We are still in the thick of a snowy cold winter, but Ruby has decided she likes the snow ! Here are a few pictures of her out playing. She loves to go out when Keith puts on his snowshoes (yes ,we have so much snow he has to put them on to walk) and goes out to feed the deer. We have 8 that come every night for dinner. They trek across the golf course and visit us. Of course, they would not visit if we did not feed them ! Its been a long winter, so we are helping them get through it.
Ruby is a character. We love her to pieces. She is very smart and learns quickly. She understands how to sit and stay and she is fully potty trained. We go to a puppy playgroup once a week and she has a puppy friend Mabel that she likes. She is starting to bark a bit now and gets very protective of her family and her home. She is a sweetie and we are so happy to have her in our lives. And yes, she has that stubborn Dachshund personality.