Category Archives: A dog’s life

5 reasons why you have to own a dog

5 reasons why you have to own a dog

Here are 5 reasons why you humans should get a dog:

  1. Dogs do not care what you look like.
  2. Dogs make you get some exercise.
  3. Dogs do not correct your stories.
  4. Dogs do not criticise your driving.
  5. Dogs enjoy the way you sing.

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Ruby Dog X

To all the Dog Father’s…

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day comes around once a year and in dognition of all the Dog Father’s, here are 5 reasons why us dogs have a special bond with our human Dads:

  1. We get to play ruff n tumble and have plenty of fun!
  2. HuDads and treats are the most impawtant things in our lives, although not necessarily in that order.
  3. Thanks for taking us on long walks and adventures galore.
  4. You let us lick your hands, or even lick your face – despite the fact that we may have licked ourselves in every private place.
  5. It’s okay that you blame your farts on us sometimes…

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

To my very own Dog Father: I’m so lucky because you’re my HuDad and best friend. You really are top dog Dad!

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Ruby Dog X

A Ruby’s Rambles announcement…

Baby Judd

That’s right I am going to be a big sister! I am getting a pet human – Baby Judd is due on the 7th October 2015 and we are all very excited by our baby news! I am looking forward to my new impawtant role, it also means there will be someone else to blame the bad smell on! HuMum is currently 14 weeks pregnant – she has gone off quite a bit of food, but she loves the cake and thinks she will probably look like a hippo towards the end!

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Ruby Dog X

8 essential items for mountain adventure dogs

8 essential items for mountain adventure dogs

Gearing up for a mountain trip soon? I am! The humans are busy planning for our next adventure.  Here are 8 essential items to take or consider for your dog on a day out in the mountains or even just a ramble:

  1. Collapsible water bowl – easy to carry in a human back pack, but I find this ideal for journeys, walks and camping.
  2. Water – don’t forget to take your own bottles of water. It’s thirsty work going up mountains on four paws!
  3. Harness – the human particularly finds this useful for hauling me up on steep sections.
  4. Poop bags –  take plenty of poop bags and always clear up after your dog. Remember there are no dog poo fairies!
  5. Supervision – always know where your dog is. Put a lead on your dog if you are near livestock or near steep drops.
  6. High visibility dog collar – pawfect for being seen, when out and about in the dark.
  7. Treats – of course I would have this as a number one priority, but vital to keep those energy levels up and for a reward when reaching the summit!
  8. Old towel – worth keeping in the back of the car, so you can dry your dog off if need be.

Read more advice for walking your dogs in the mountains by the BMC here.

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Ruby Dog X

Learn a lesson from your dog

If you are as lucky as me, then your human takes time and pride in training you in all things dog. BUT there might be a few things us dogs can teach you humans about life.  This is a special guest post from my human, Michelle. Over to you Michelle…

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Simple pleasures in life – Michelle throwing stones in the sea for me!

Thanks Rubes!

Have you ever thought about how a dog finds every day life exciting? I can be cheered on by Ruby’s enthusiasm for the simple pleasures in life. She can’t wait to go for a walk, go swimming, play with her ball, chase sticks, eat, see you come home or chill out until the next great activity. When we are happy, we spread positivity to everyone around us.

Dogs do not care if we are rich or poor. Just like us humans, all they want is food, a roof over their heads and love. They do not care if your hair is a mess or you have put on a few pounds! You will go through life together, your dog will be your pal no matter what.

Ruby inspires me. Why? She shows me how to be a better person. There is no worrying about what could have been or fretting about the future. Ruby lives in the moment – right here, right now and on her walk just about sniffs everything! On-going stress can be bad for your health, why not take time to find ways to destress – enjoy that dog walk (try being mindful and present).

Have you ever stepped on your dogs tail or got home from work late and skipped taking them for a walk? I have been guilty of this, but Ruby does not stay mad or hold a grudge. Maybe our human relationships would improve, if we were quicker to forgive.

Dogs know when you feel a bit down or depressed and what do they do? They sit by you or rest their head on you. They are just there – a paw to cry on.

So if you ever feel a bit blue or things are not quite going the right way, maybe it is time to learn a lesson from your dog:

no matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that shit and move on.

I don’t think my human could put it anymore bluntly than that! I hope you humans can learn some life lessons from us dogs!  I would love to hear what you think about my blog – leave me a comment on the blog, like me on facebook follow me on bloglovin’ or twoof me @rubys_rambles on Twitter.

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Ruby Dog X

A dog called… Poppy

Yappy New Year for 2015 and welcome to my new blog post “A dog called…” Poppy has kindly offered to be my first barking chum guest and let us in on her doggy secrets!

A dog called... Poppy

Name: Poppy
Age: 14 weeks old
Breed: Labradoodle
Eye colour: Brown
Location: Buckinghamshire
Have you got a favourite toy?
“My squeaky cow.”
What is the naughtiest thing you have ever done?
“Pounced at Scott’s friend and caught his nose and today I pounced at Danielle’s neck.”
What is the most annoying thing your human does that you wish they didn’t?
 “Lock me in the crate when they need to pop out.”
What do you do that always gets your humans laughing?
“When a couple of TV ads come on and I run to the TV and watch them – apparently I move my head too!”
Where is your favourite place to ramble?
“Haven’t been too far yet, but do enjoy a circuit of the estate or one visit to Wendover Woods.”
Who lets you get away with more… Mum/Dad/Other?
“I probably get away with more with Mummy, although when I do things wrong, HuDad always says it’s because I am a pup!”

 

Thanks for talking to me Poppy! It has been pawsome! If any fellow twoofs would like to guest in a future “A dog called…” blog post, then please get in touch.  I would love to hear what you think about my blog – leave me a comment on the blog, like me on facebook follow me on bloglovin’ or twoof me @rubys_rambles on Twitter.

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Ruby Dog x