Ruby Tuesday

29 Jan

My sweet girl!

Ruby is a beauty. You can click on that picture and see the amazing patterns in her coat. It’s lovely. You can also look close at a new flaw . . . Ruby has discovered a hard learned truth. BBQs are hot. Very hot. They can burn you.

My old dog Rosie had exactly the same mark on her nose.  (Wasn’t Rosie a beauty?  Sigh.  I should do a post on my labs someday.  I miss that old girl!)

Rosie Recovering

It’s a little harder to see, but it’s there.  That’s why I’m so sure what happened to Ruby.  When Greg was bbqing steaks on his new grill a week ago or so, Ruby decided it smelled too good to ignore.  And, she sniffed at it and burned her nose.

The pigment will never come back.  She’ll always have that pinkish spot on her nose.  Sigh.  If I were a dog showing person still, I’d use a black sharpie on it to make it look black for the dog show ring again.  As it is, I’ll just sigh when I see it.  Poor Ruby’s nose.


8 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday”

  1. jodyss 29 January, 2008 at 3:17 am #

    Oh! Poor sweet Ruby. Well, of course, she’s still gorgeous (and a little wiser, no doubt.)

  2. robin andrea 29 January, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    She is still a beauty. I’ve seen lots of dogs with that telltale sign. Now I understand.

  3. island rambles 29 January, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    Ahhh now I see why she has that scar….I guess it smelled so good…I love the pic of your old dog Rosie…aren’t dogs wonderful friends.

  4. bookbabie 29 January, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Hmmm, a lot of doggies have similar spots on their noses, now I know why!

  5. mon@rch 29 January, 2008 at 6:15 pm #

    Stunning up close macro of our fave Ruby!

  6. Wende 29 January, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Oh, geeze, that had to hurt. Poor Ruby. She’s beautiful… as was your lab.

  7. jayne 30 January, 2008 at 3:52 am #

    Ouch! Still, she’s as cute as ever. ;c)

  8. mary 30 January, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    Mark on nose – lesson learned. It only takes one time near the grill. She’s still adorable.

    Rosie? Very huggable. Sweet and laid back, I’m sure.

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