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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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*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog X

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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.

*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

Catbells in pictures

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I was just going through my holiday pictures and realised I never blogged about my trip up Catbells, so here it is in pictures!

I do not think much about cats, but I did like Catbells! Catbells is a family friendly fell in the Lake District. Overlooking Keswick and Derwent water, it has a height of 451m, making it a very popular fell to tourists. We should have walked up Coniston Old Man, but unfortunately the fog came in.  The decision was made to walk up this smaller fell, which ended up being a pawsome choice!

Making our way up to Catbells - sure this was a catch your breath moment.

Making our way up to Catbells – sure this was a catch your breath moment.

HuDad and me taking in the views over Derwent water. HuMum is sure HuDad has a bald patch developing!

HuDad and me taking in the views over Derwent water. HuMum is sure HuDad has a bald patch developing!

The summit of Catbells can be seen in the background.

The summit of Catbells can be seen in the background.

Catbells summit - 360 degree view point.

Catbells summit – 360 degree view point.

Looking back along the path we walked up.

Looking back along the path we walked up.

I would love to hear if you have walked up Catbells – leave me a comment on the blog or twoof me @rubys_rambles on Twitter.

*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

Blowy walk on the beach

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There is nothing better than going for a salty, blowy, Sunday walk along the beach with my mates.  Ensuring the humans were wrapped up warm, the dog mob ventured off to explore the musings of West Wittering beach. West Wittering is a sandy beach (so it’s easy on the paws) and has some great views across Chichester Harbour. This was an exciting Tweet up, as it was the first time my humans and I got to meet my fellow Twoofs! It would be easy to spend a whole day here at West Wittering!

Activities for your pooch at West Wittering beach:

  • Swimming and splashing in the sea
Synchronized splashing.

Synchronized splashing.

Bella and Woody enjoying the chasings and splashings!

Bella and Woody enjoying the chasing and splashing!

  • Digging
Our expert digger Woody!

Our expert digger Woody!

  • Mischief planning
Dougal and Woody trespassing!

Dougal and Woody trespassing!

  • Rough n tumble
Bella and Olive playing.

Bella and Olive playing.

  • Or watch the world go by…
Little Snowy!

Little Snowy!

It is a fabulous place to go for a dog walk! Honey and Stanley enjoyed playing hide and seek with their human. Dougal’s HuDad had a handful keeping me and Dougal entertained with the ball. We got the Black Dog Bakery treats from Dougal’s HuMum, which are an absolute delight! Met Bella’s HuSister, who was super cute and very well-behaved! Olives Debbie Mum made us feel very welcome! I sniggered when Nero shook himself dry and got my human’s wet! I hope I get to meet up with my mates very soon!

Left to right: Woody, Bella, Olive, Honey, Stanley, Snowy, Nero, Dougal and me Ruby dog!

Left to right: Woody, Bella, Olive, Honey, Stanley, Snowy, Nero, Dougal and me Ruby dog!

I love to hear what you think about my ramblings – leave me a comment on the blog or twoof me @rubys_rambles on Twitter.

*waggy tail*

Ruby x

An afternoon ramble in the New Forest

Ready for my New Forest ramble

Ready for my New Forest ramble

I did not want to trespass on the New Forest, so I twoofed my pal Newfy, also known as New Forest Dog:

Ruby Dog: “Hi Newfy! Seeking permission from the land owner @NewForestDog for me and my humans to walk through your New Forest today please?”

New Forest Dog: “@rubys_rambles You most welcomes! Please do not chase my anipals!”

With permission granted, off we set. First stop was Lyndhurst,  here I enjoyed musings and zoomings.

Running free with the wind through my fur!

Running free with the wind through my fur!

The puddles were of excellent quality to roll around in and run through. Newfy’s anipals were most welcoming.

Newfy's anipals.

Newfy’s anipals.

Cow enjoying his sleep - I tried not to wake it up!

Cow enjoying his sleep – I tried not to wake it up!

My humans and I then set off to Lymington for a sniff about. The quay was a nice area with a quaint pub for humans who enjoy beer, but I had to remain on lead, as I could not be trusted with the ducks!

I swim with you if I could!

I swim with you if I could!

Dad and me having jokes!

HuDad and me having jokes!

Lymington Quay

Lymington Quay

I would like to thank Newfy for an enjoyable afternoon in her New Forest. I definitely recommend Newfy’s New Forest for walks. Twoof me @rubys_rambles on Twitter if you have any favourite New Forest spots or leave me a comment on my blog.

*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

I’m the dog of the Castle…

Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

Route Information

Distance: 1 mile

Time: 1 hour

Grade: Easy

Archer’s ready, trebuchet armed and ready to go – let the adventure begin… Portchester Castle is a Medieval Castle built within a former Roman Fort in Hampshire. The humans parked at the car park on the left (just before reaching the Castle gates).

Our mission:

 “rescue the Princess of Portchester imprisoned in the Keep guarded by the dragon.”

From the car park, we headed left and followed the sea wall path around the Castle, offering some superb views of Portsmouth Harbour. It is rumoured that the ghost of a monk dressed in a black robe and hood has been seen walking around the outside of the castle walls. The apparition will fade away into the distance when he is seen. Go easy as you pass the tower – you do not want to wake the Dragon! Once we reached the moat, I galloped on by taking the path down to a shingle beach – here I enjoyed splashing and swimming in the sea. HuDad was jesting about by throwing pebbles, instead of my ball into the sea for me to chase after. HuMum was left to look after my ball, which she obviously could not be trusted with, as some other dog “borrowed” it. I am sure she works undercover for The Black Knight!

Portchester Castle sea wall path.

Onward with our quest – Portchester Castle sea wall path.

Turning right up a slipway into Hospital Lane (best to have your lead on from this point), we continued our quest by heading up the road until it joined Castle Street and then headed back towards Portchester Castle ready to begin our attack.  The Castle is run by English Heritage and dogs on leads are welcome here in the Outer Bailey, but are not allowed in the Inner Bailey or Keep. I also had no gold coins on me to bribe the gate house keeper – sorry Princess no saving you today!

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I’m the dog of the castle…

The Outer Bailey, which contains a moat is a great area for families to picnic and chivalrous activities for little Knight’s in the making.  There is a gift shop, which sells a small selection of drinks and snacks. Also a doggy bar by the car park toilets.

Human putting her bag down – Any chance of a treat?

No treat then.

No treat then.

This little adventure took us about an hour by the time we had a walk and a sniff about. A great little route, but it will take a braver dog than me to rescue the Princess from the Keep! Have you walked this route? Do you have any suggestions for walks in Hampshire? Feel free to leave me a comment on the blog.

*Waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

 

 

Ball thief or Super Hero?

Running & sniffing around Forest of Bere with my human.

Running & sniffing around Forest of Bere with my human.

Situation:

I was at the Forest of Bere last week and I was running about, enjoying my walk. I then got on to a sniffing trail, it led me to uncover a pink and yellow tennis ball. I brought this to my human, rather excitedly pleased with myself and she called me a “ball thief”! Do I look like a ball thief to you? Has this situation happened to you? Take my poll below and I will let you know the result of your views about this important dog issue in one weeks time!  Am I a ball thief or a super hero?

Poll:

Voting now closed 09/09/2014.

Results:

100% Super Hero – I knew it!

*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x