Sunday, November 26, 2006

More Thanksgiving

Ruby, 11/24/2006First there was Mock Thanksgiving, then we had Thanksgiving: The Dinner Out. Last night my brother and his wife hosted Thanksgiving 2: The End of the Gobbler. Somehow we decided that it wasn't enough to finish with last Thursday's Thanksgiving dinner, we needed one more gathering and immense meal to do the holiday right.

Pappy got to come. Polly had already gone home, but there's another family pup. My brother has Pappy's other dog-cousin Ruby. She's a mutt with a black coat, and the black-spotted tongue and shortened snout of a Chow. She's weighs a little less than Pappy, but she's a lot more compact. Many people mistake her for a pup, but she's around two and a half.

Snaggletooth, 2006-11-24My brother adopted Ruby last December from Hedgesville Hounds, a pretty wonderful rescue organization which takes great care in matching up people with the right dogs. They do a lot of evaluation, and offer to take back any pet if things don't work out. It's a nice approach to recognize that not every dog goes with every family, and that it doesn't mean the people are uncaring or bad owners. Happily, Ruby has worked out well.

She and Pappy are a good pair. Ruby is very affectionate. She's short, so she has a tendency to delicately hop up on your leg and gouge you with her claws to get some lovin'. Her ears are normally flat against her skull and the fur on her head is soft, so she looks a bit like a seal baby. Her unique characteristic is that she has one lower fang sticking out at a funny angle, so she's more of a seal baby with an attitude.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

We had 3 Turkey Dinner days too. Each night a little less people. Last night just Grrramma and Aunt Ka came over. Anything still leftover is magically gone.

Bussie Kissies

(Loved it Pappy's Dad! Pawsome, Terrierific, Dogumentary)

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I can't keep Mom and Dad away from youtube now!

Pappy's Fella said...

Yeah, that's the danger of Youtube. Hope you got plenty of dinner for yourself Buster.

3dogcache said...

Bulldog...that is whose lower jaw Ruby has a mix of. What a sweetie. 3dogs.