Welcome to my world.
I am a strong willed, water-loving, always hungry black labrador from Sydney, Australia. I take my owner for a walk every day and this is a journal of my adventures.
So cute! Yet, so mischievous .
Yes – looks can be very deceiving.
Hey Ruby you gorgeous thing, what great taste in chicken you have, organic chicken no less! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking and referring my post! So cute that you and my Ruby are the same type of dogs and have the same name. Hugs ♥
Yes and my home is in Paddington, Sydney which is the same name as your gorgeous golden retreiver. Your photos are brilliant and you are right about the importance of light. Where you live, like in Sydney, light is a fantastic asset. Will think about colour photos now too.
You live in Paddington, amazing! Thanks for the wonderful compliment.
Oh my goodness! What a strange co-inky-dink, thanks for the beautiful comment about my images ♥
Hi there! I just recognize you for the Best Moment Award. http://cottagegrovehouse.com/2013/05/10/best-moment-award-thank-you-lilly-sues-bites-and-brews/
Wow – thank you very much. I’m very touched. Have posted and nominated the next winners here
Thank you so much for following our blog! ~ Have a great day!
Thank you. Hope you enjoy looking at Ruby’s adventures.
Thank you very much for the ‘follow’ on ‘understanding your dog’, it’s very encouraging.
You’re very welcome – I enjoyed reading your posts. Need all the insights into the workings of a dog’s mind I can get
Hi, it’s great to meet you!
You too and I love the sound of Clowie’s voice in my head. Because he’s such a large breed and a large presence it feels he has more wisdom and insight than most dogs.
Hi Ruby! It’s so nice to meet you. You sure a pretty girl. I am not able to take my dogs for a walk every single day so I know they would jealous to hear about your walks. I’ll just keep that a little secreat between us. I’ll be following you.
Thanks for following me! I’m a lucky dog – get a long walk in a huge park in the morning and a street walk at night. I need it though – to keep me looking slim and trim.
Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog. Before we met Beau, we were offered a black lab at the Big Dog Rescue. But by the time we could make it there, he was already adopted.
Beau has been with us since November 2012. He’s now 19 months old. We’re still puzzled as to why he was given up. He’s such a sweet loving friend!
Ruby’s eyes have so much soul in them. Gosh, I am such a softy for labs, no matter what color they come as.
Yes she’s an old soul too. All knowing, very affectionate (even today when she still stinks of fish) and a happy dog. We love her most of the time.
Thanks for dropping by my blog Ruby! and i think i will have to stick around and follow yours..Labra-stomachs are the best doggies
You’re welcome – hope you enjoy reading about some of the stuff Ruby gets up to.
I am sure i will
Hi, Ruby – you are a beauty! Thanks for stopping by my blog. My Max is a St. Bernard/Lab mix and he thinks you are gorgeous. We look forward to following your adventures.
Thanks! Max is gorgeous too. Hoping your blog can offer me and my owner some tips. I am generally well behaved though! and spent a year progressing through dog training ranks. Easy to train when so food motivated!
Hope you find my blog helpful! My passion is helping dogs by educating people. Love your photos.
Naaaw! Adorable! So happy that you visited my blog Ruby… otherwise, I may never have found you and your beautiful adventures! Can’t wait to keep reading
Thank you – really hope you enjoy reading about the things I get up to
Hello, I would like to nominate this blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Please understand that there is absolutely NO obligation to accept, repost or follow any of the VBA rules (which can be quite tedious). And should you prefer me to take down the link to your site from our VBA post, I will. Just let me know. We nominated you because we enjoyed your blog but we do not want to inconvenience you in anyway.
You can see our VBA post where we have linked to you at – http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/mugshots-are-ugly/
The VBA is a “chain-letter” award. More about it on – http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/
Have a good day!
Hi ! You have a fantastic blog here ! Love reading about your adventures . // Maria
Thanks Maria – just had a look at yours – great photos!
Thanks for the follow the title of your blog totally caught my attention. What a cool idea for a blog!! We have a golden lab so I’m very excited to follow your blog and reading all about Ruby’s adventures – can already relate to your intro at the top aren’t they just the best dogs?!
Your title caught my eye too and I hope you enjoy reading about ruby! Through writing this blog I’ve definitely got to know her better and…finally to fall in love with her!!
Please join the WordPress Family Award party at – http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/my-dog-is-a-mystic-pack-leader/. We want to give you the same award. No obligation to repostif you decide not to :3
Sniff around and maybe you’ll find virtual treats and other human bytes
Thanks Donna and the Ps for this award – see my post at http://rubytheblacklabrador.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/wordpress-family-award/ From Ruby xx
I don’t think I’ve thanked you for checking out Life Is Like A Dumpling yet- so thank you! I love dogs, and Ruby sounds and looks like an adorable one! Excited to read more about you and Ruby’s adventures together
That’s quite ok! Made your Okonomayaki on holiday – such a delicious way to use up winter cabbage and I loved the sauce. Managed to get some kewpie mayonnaise to mix with the soy. Will now be a staple along with our normal stir fry. We are veggie/vegan so I look forward tp making many more of your recipes:)
I’m so glad you liked it! Hopefully my other recipes will meet your expectations, too
I love the simplicity of your blog posts! We have a black lab in the family, Oscar, and the complete opposite here at home, a white German shepherd, Sam
I look forward to reading more!
Thank you – I’m fairly new to all of this but am enjoying sharing Ruby’s stories (although I don’t always enjoy what happens in them!) and I hope you like reading my posts. Thanks for following
Hello Ruby! Met you over on Ku’s blog today…Nice to meet you
hello to you too! hope you enjoyed reading about me
Hi Ruby! I have just discovered your little place here and if it’s alright I’d like to stop by and visit more often!
Lovely to meet you too. Your new job sounds really cool and fun. Mum loves reading too so will definitely have a look at your blog
Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your daily journals!
You’re welcome. Hope you come to understand the mind of a black Labrador!
Ruby, I’ve nomated you for an award! http://haikubyku.com/2013/07/26/my-favorite-things-award/
p.s. I hope this helps you stay out of trouble!
Thank you Ku for the award – it lights up my day!
Hi Runy, I am here to burden you with yet a couple more awards! The good news is one of them is the same one that Ku is giving you Bwahahahaha…. anyway presenting you with the Versatile Blogger Award and the My Favourite Things award. Please do not feel obligated to repost or pass on the awards if you have no wish to. Have a good day today – Nomination post here: https://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/bloggers-are-noisy/
Thanks so much once again – I think my award recipient duties are now all done
And you have such beautiful eyes
Thank you – lovely eyes that hide an extremely belligerent, stubborn eating machine!
I would like to be a stubborn eating machine and to look that good
Tee hee – me too!!!
Nice to meet you, Ruby! Much love, the Scottie Mom.
Hi Scottie mum. Pawshakes all round. Hope you enjoy Ruby’s adventures
Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Have a lovely day!
Thanks so much Suzie – you are very sweet!
You’re very welcome!
Hey Ruby! So nice to meet you. I saw you on Fozzie’s page. I see us getting in a lot trouble together in the future my new friend. I’m a sassy little miniature pot bellied pig always ready for action. Visit me when you get a chance XOXO – Bacon
Hi Bacon – You look pretty cute, cool and crazy. Look forward to spending more time with you
I hope that you don’t mind, but I have nominated your site for some awards, see here:
Wow – so many!!! might take me a while to get through them. Thanks v much indeed
I don’t know how your owner can resist your “charms”… Beautiful with soulful eyes… deadly combination. thank you for the visits and look forward to more posting from you. ☮
I know – who can resist a puppy dog face? Only now we know what lies beneath!
yOU ARE SO GORGEOUS! Can’t wait to learn more about you Ruby
Aww shucks. Hope you enjoy reading about my adventures
You are so cute and M sure u make ur owner run and smile with u:)
Thank you for visiting and yes, will make sure I give my owner plenty of exercise
Ruby! We look so much alike! Except I have a white blaze on my chest, which means mum and dad weren’t both labs but … My name’s Cooper, though my people sometimes call me Jaxxon … apparently they had a yellow lab before me. And apparently we’re the greatest thing since sliced bread – they keep telling me how wonderful I am … “Cooper’s such a STAR”. Life’s good.
Wow your mum takes great photos! Sometimes I get called by my human sister’s name (and vice versa). What’s in a name anyway – I just listen out for the ‘eee’ sounds in Ruby. Nice to meet you
Hi Ruby, you have won me over. We love Labradors and have always had a Labrador friend. Our current one is Maggie and she has featured several times. Thanks for visiting WoollyMuses blog…I think we will follow you to see what mischief you are up to.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you keep you entertained!
Hello Ruby, I’m Freda a deerhound lurcher. I’m only 10 weeks old but my owner has been reading your blog to me.
hello Freda – lovely to meet you. hope you are picking up on some good tips from me. keep in touch
I am a strong willed, water-loving, always hungry gringa from Canada. Everyday I face challenges of living in a developing 3rd world country. Have a bit in common with Ruby! And, jejeje, damn loyal tooooo!
lovely to meet a canadian gringa – shake paws – hope you enjoy reading about me:)
You are gorgeous Ruby! Lovely meeting you!
Thanks, blush, blush. Lovely to meet you too:)
Hi Ruby; Good news.
I am just letting you know that i have nominated you for the Liebster award. If you choose to accept please follow the instructions on this link.http://decidinglybob.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/liebster-award/
Please feel free to copy and paste as much as you need if it helps.
Thanks very much Maria – really appreciate the award. Will have to get round to a post about it soon so I can pass it on
You are welcome
I have just taken part in a 7 summer photo challenge, and have offered it to you (only if you want to take part, feel free not to!) Read more about it here: http://scarlybobs.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/seven-snaps-of-summer/
Thanks for passing this on – although I should probably call mine seven snaps of winter as summer ahsn’t really hit yet!
Ruby is gorgeous. Wonderful photo. We’re being flies on the wall cause our biped is very busy these days but we’ll be with you in spirit all the way. wag wag, Max & Bella
Hi Max and Bella – lovely to meet you. Persuade your human to detach itself from whatever it is that is keeping them busy and head for the hills:)
would you please tell your person that i nominated your blog for an award?
i enjoy reading about you and your person’s adventures
and also seeing what you look like
it inspires me and brightens my day.
to read more about the award, follow this link
the award reminds me of a kinder version of a chain letter
wishing you all good things
Thank you very much for your nomination. I’m really happy you enjoy what Ruby gets up to! Interesting you would donate to a Tibetan charity. I cycled across Tibet a couple of years ago from Lhasa to Kathmandu, via Everest Base Camp – truly wonderful:)
omigosh what an amazing journey…
how fortunate for you to have those memories…
if you ever write about it, send a link to my blog – i’d love to see
Thanks! I did write a book but spent a year trying to get it published. Mix of the journey and the stories of Tibetans I met on the way. It’s sitting on the shelf. Maybe blog land might be a place for it. What do you think?
the blog-world can benefit from the efforts & enjoyments & reflections of your journey in Tibet
(a place not many get to visit…)
thank you i’m looking forward to reading it!
Ruby, you are so like my old black lab, Bodger, used to be. I just have to follow you, for that reason alone ~ hugs lovely dog ~ Amelia
Thanks Amelia – Bodger is a great name! Hope you enjoy reading about Ruby and it brings a knowing smile to your face:)
I am really looking forward to reading all the posts ~ Amelia
She’s ADORABLE!!! I have two black labs and one’s name is Ruby too!!
What a coincidence. Do hope you like reading about my Ruby!
Hi Ruby! I’ve been wondering where your posts have been and it turns out that I must have accidentally unfollowed you! Apologies… I’m all caught up now. Hope you are all ok!
Goody – welcome back! that sometimes happens to me too – quirk of WP:)
Hello Ruby! Nice to meet you. I am Barney, x
Hello Barney. Lovely to see your happy face:)
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