Ruby Tuesday — The Beach Dog Edition

20 May

Greg and Ruby

Since we were all having fun on the beach, Greg thought Ruby might enjoy it too. I had taken her there on leash earlier in the morning and she’d seemed to like it. The beach was empty and Ushki, the corgi, was already romping so we figured we’d get Ruby too. Greg couldn’t find her leash — luckily, she’s a lightweight little thing.

Ruby - Beach Dog!

Wonder of wonders. She who hates the water . . . loves the beach! She pretty much kept her feet dry but she romped and explored and played. So many good smells for a dog who loves to go to ground!

Playing on the beach!

She helped the kids dig their defense against the oncoming tide.

Ruby digging on the beach

She helped Greg look for intrepid sand gophers.

Ruby at Albion River Beach

She looked for love. In all the wrong places.

Greg, Ruby, and Ruth on the rocks

The biggest surprise of all was when she saw Ruthie high atop this rock on the beach and simply ran up the side of it. I wish I had pictures of it but each time she did it, I simply stood there with my camera limp and my mouth open in surprise. She simply ran up the side like a mountain goat. Ushki, the corgi, looked up at her in awe and dumbfoundment (probably a similar look to the one on my face!).

Ruby loves camping but she REALLY loved camping at Albion. We all did!


5 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday — The Beach Dog Edition”

  1. KGMom 20 May, 2008 at 3:47 am #

    Oh Ruby Tuesday–you are one lucky dog.
    Was your corgi friend one of those with out-turned feet (like a ballerina)? Maybe that prohibits rock-climbing.
    I love the photos, showing her relative size–small–and showing her next to the wave splashing.

  2. mon@rch 20 May, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    So glad to see Ruby enjoying the beach! Happy Ruby Tuesday my furry friend!

  3. jayne 21 May, 2008 at 2:54 am #

    Well now, who knew? :c)

  4. Miz S 22 May, 2008 at 1:55 am #

    Goat-dog! She’s a goat-dog!

  5. Liza Lee Miller 22 May, 2008 at 5:32 am #

    Yes, Miz S — she is a total goat-dog! In a very weird and wonderful way!
    KGMom — Ushki (the corgi) does have turned out feet but I think it’s the 2 inch legs that really slow him down when climbing! He’s a fantastic hiker though!

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