Year of the Dog Day 130

I was invited to Laila’s (from day 62) birthday party today so I knew I’d see plenty of dogs but on the way there I spotted at Saint Bernard! I was soooo excited, everyday I hope I’ll see a Saint Bernard! I had to get my husband to pull over in the car and I ran out to say hello. I met very beautiful Ruby, she’s such a lovely girl. I got to give her lots of strokes and she sat on my feet to make sure I couldn’t move and so could carry on stroking her! To be fair it’s pretty hard to move a Saint Bernard off you! Ruby lives in the Tansy Green pub and so she gets lots of fussing from the locals. She make herself at home and sits on the seats next to the customers and she’s also been know to steal some Guiness! Ruby’s human dad has told me that the movie Beethoven is pretty much what it’s like having a Saint Bernard; you have to make sure you don’t leave the toilet seat up! Ruby is also a mum and once had a litter of 7 puppies. Unfortunately Ruby has since been diagnosed with epilepsy and has to take medication every day; she leads a full and happy life though!

Laila’s birthday party was lots of fun and I got to see lots of lovely dogs including a Grey Whippet, a Westie, Alfie from day 113 and a puppy Boxer; all in all a very good day!

Beautiful Ruby!

Beautiful Ruby!


Name: Ruby

Breed: Saint Bernard

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything! No food can be left out!

Favourite toy: Ruby doesn’t play with toys

Favourite pastime: Sleeping!


Year of the Dog Day 26

I went for a couple of little walks round Manchester today on my dog hunt but I didn’t spot any, there really aren’t many about in town!

When I got back to Bolton I popped to the shop and the guy that served me said “you’re the dog lady aren’t you?”. I hadn’t recognised him at first but it was the owner of Ruby, the very beautiful German Shepherd from Day 14! I asked him if he had thought that I was a bit of a weirdo and he said he kind of did until he had a look at the blog! I suspected as much!

Just as I started driving off from the shop I noticed a nice little dog with a very friendly looking lady so I parked up and jumped out of the car (I do totally accept that some people might interpret this as me being a bit weird!). The lovely dog is Kim a Staffie and Whippet cross, she has such a lovely kind face! Kim’s owner told me all about her and what a lovely girl she is! She also told me that once her and her partner were riding their bikes in the Lake District with Kim following them. They stopped for a rest and then another couple went past on their bikes, Kim thought they were her humans and so started following them!

Cute Kim!

Cute Kim!

Name: Kim

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier/ Whippet cross

Age: 13 years old (human years)

Favourite toy: Soft hamburger

Favourite pastime: Sleeping!