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R.I.P., Ruby

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Our springer spaniel, Ruby, has gone to doggie heaven as of two days ago.

To be honest, she was the worst puppy we’ve ever had – so naughty, into everything, and not listening. She bit holes in the Captain’s prescription glasses, took off and buried his special Uncle Henry knife (in the neighbour’s yard, we think), and helped me with the gardening by digging alongside of me (in places where I did not want holes dug) and helping herself to all the tools (which I then had to retrieve). She was SO bad, but we loved her.

She always had a mischievous streak, teaching Emma, the English cocker spaniel puppy, all her bad habits (like taking apples off the trees) and barking at passersby. She continued these bad habits right up into her old age.

But she was a loving dog, who turned out beautiful and enriched our lives.

She was an excellent bird dog who had all the qualities you could ask for in a hunting dog.

The bonus for us was that she was also the perfect family dog.

Ruby was almost 14 years old and the day she was ready to leave this world she told us it was time. We hated to let her go, but it would have been cruel to keep her with us a day longer. We miss her so much.

Rest in peace, sweet Ruby.

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74 thoughts on “R.I.P., Ruby

  1. Sorry to hear that Ruby has passed.
    I get way too attached to my dogs.
    When I die I want to go to the place my past dogs have gone.

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  2. My thoughts are with you!

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  3. i’m so sorry for you lost It is always so difficult to lose a loving companion no matter their quirks. And they all have them – at least i know mine have. And i certainly do as well.

    virtual hug to you and your pack.

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  4. Sorry to hear – but Ruby had a very, very playful and interesting time with you, Paul

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  5. It’s so hard to let them go, but it is the loving thing to do. She certainly was a beautiful creature, and I’m sure those hunting skills made up for some of her other ‘quirks.’ Thanks for sharing the news with us.

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  6. Ruby was such a beautiful creature. So loving, and in later life, so obedient. She considered herself a “lap dog” when I was visiting and let me tell you, my lap was barely big enough to hold her comfortably. She will be missed by many, and she was so loved by many. RIP dear Ruby. Hugs to those left behind.

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  7. Glad I got to see Ruby the last time I was over to see you.

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  8. This is sad. Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family 😦

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  9. She was a beautiful girl in her own ways, regardless of the issues. 😊

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  10. I’m so sorry to read of the loss of your sweet Ruby. Consider yourself hugged. 💛

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  11. 😥💗 If you need to talk, you know where to email me. Hugs. 😥💗

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  12. She sounds delightful. We lost our little girl Tess two months ago. They have a way of filling the house with their presence. And it feels so empty when they are gone. But the memories and love lingers. Treasure those.

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  13. 😢 Rest in peace beautiful Ruby 🐶

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  14. I am sorry. She is adogable.

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  15. poor you I bet she’ll have a great time with my cat morph she is so cut and pretty and at least she had a graet life with you

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  16. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear this, Anneli. What a sweet life Ruby shared with our family. Such beautiful photographs. xo

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  17. Anneli, I’m so sorry to hear this. I know how it must feel. But you did right. And you wrote a wonderful farewell portrait of Ruby: a quite naughty but well-loved dog!

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    • It’s so hard when you have pets. We know that someday we will lose them, but having them and knowing how they enrich our lives, is worth the pain of having to let them go. I know you know how this feels. Thanks.

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  18. “having them and knowing how they enrich our lives, is worth the pain of having to let them go”
    Very true!

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  19. I am so very sorry about Ruby. It’s heart crushing to let them go but when they tell you it’s time it makes the decision easier but it doesn’t make them being gone any easier. Sending you comforting thoughts and strength to work your way through the grief of her loss. She’s a beautiful dog, I liked that she had mischievous streak♥

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  20. Is there really such a thing as a bad Dog? (I would have 3) So sorry about Ruby. It breaks my heart when someone’s dear pet crosses over. Dogs should live forever.

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  21. Oh dear Ruby. I’m so sorry for your loss, Anneli. A “bad dog” keeps you young. I hope she taught Emma enough naughty tricks. What a beautiful girl. I know you must have many wonderful memories of her devotion to you and the Captain and to Emma.

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  22. I’m so sorry, Anneli. It’s always hard to lose a much loved pet. It sounds like she enjoyed a fine life.

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  23. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The death of a dog is like nothing else, as though innocence has left the room. I wish you the best in managing this sadness.

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  24. Losing a family member is hard. My sympathies for you and your family.

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  25. It is so very sad. She was such a lovely dog. Rest in peace Ruby! I wish I could be there to comfort you.

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  26. Ruby is certainly doing well in dog heaven. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

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  27. Awww. So sorry to hear about Ruby Anneli. Beautiful pup.

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  28. Oh, so sorry to learn this, Anneli. Ruby sounds like such a perfect dog and beautiful as well. I wish you many precious memories of Ruby. ❤

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  29. Sorry 🙏

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  30. We had a dog just like Ruby. With all her naughty behavior, we loved her dearly. R.I.P. Ruby.

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