Category Archives: Ruby

Ruby wants her DogTV

Last semester, my first semester of law school, I went through a period of being racked with guilt about leaving my dog, Ruby, home alone all day.

It’s not like she leads a hard life. I mean, she has food, water, and toys.  She is allowed to go pretty much anywhere, and lay on whatever she wants because she’s the best dog in the world and doesn’t destroy anything, and she is 99% house trained (the 1% is when she has the infrequent accident, or decides she needs to mark where another dog has been). Oh, and she has a balcony to go out on if she chooses, but she doesn’t – she’s too scared for some reason.

{Ruby*}

So, to try to mitigate the stress this was causing me, I got one of my friends who works nearby to come and walk her on his lunch break 2-3 times a week.  And my mom suggested I leave Animal Planet on for her while I’m out of the apt. So I did! This was a huge improvement in our both our lives. I stopped feeling so guilty, and Ruby gets more stimulation and exercise during the day.

However, I did think leaving Animal Planet on was mostly for my benefit, but then one day I got a text around lunch from my friend and dog walker saying, “Ruby didn’t hear me come in today because she was sitting on the couch watching animal planet!”

I almost died! So cute!

Well, now…I want to go home this minute, because I just found out there is DOGTV! We are going to be checking this out immediately! 🙂

There’s relaxation:

And simulation:

P.S. I realize this might not be for every dog, but for a sophisticated lady like Ruby, it’s right up her alley.

*Photo’s by my cousin, Darby O’Neill.

High Anxiety

Oh, man. What a world! It’s bad enough I’m feeling a little off from my St. Patty’s fun last night, but add that to everything in the news and a crazy rain storm thrown in, and it’s enough to give me a panic attack!

Here’s a roundup of some stuff to try to ease the anxiety, lighten the load, and help get through the day (you may have seen some of it before, but some are worth repeating).

{An attempt at humor}(image)

{Tulips I received today from one of my best friends}

{My sis and I on our Dad’s run at Sugar Bowl last year}

{Love and Innocence}

This song.

Last but not least…Charlie Sheen (No, I can’t let it go)

Monday’s Inner Peace

Appreciating the simple things today…

{Ruby at Alamo Square over the weekend}

Sometimes I find unexpected things in my day that fill me with a sense of happiness. It happens a lot when I’m with our dogs. Maybe because they can’t talk and always look at me adoringly.

Saturday night I took the Timber and Ruby out to our neighborhood park, as usual, and found that during the day some little kids (I assume anyway) had drawn these delightful hearts around all around the cement circle in the middle of the park. It was definitely an unexpected happy moment! I probably looked a little funny taking pictures of them, but I really didn’t care.  I mean, look how cute they are!

I find this one to be especially endearing.

Dog Days Pictorial: Lab v. Chihuahua

Our dogs, Timber and Ruby, this past weekend and their snow fun…

Ruby prefers to sunbathe

Timber to play

Snow shark!

Time for a walk