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11 May 2013 / rubytheblacklabrador

Best Moment Award for Ruby the black labrador (big thank you to Cottage Grove House)

Thank you Cottage Grove House for the Best Moment Award!


‘Awarding the people who live in the moment. The noble who write and capture the best in life.  The bold who reminded us what really mattered – savoring the experience of quality time. (Please check out

RULES: Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardee’s! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.’


Hi everyone – I am astonished that I should receive this award after such a short time blogging. I am inspired by Ruby and how she follows her instincts and lives in the moment, something many of us fail to do now with our overly busy, highly structured lives. Watching her roll on her back growling for no reason other than it’s FUN is brilliant. If we live in the moment we can really love our lives and be happier people and importantly be gentler with each other. Worrying about the past or what’s going to happen next weighs us down. Of course we all need to learn from the past and plan a little for the future but don’t take you eyes of the main game which is to think like a child (or a dog) every now and again and do something impulsive – like smile at a stranger, skip along the street or giggle in public.

It is my pleasure to present this award to….

moi du toi photography – natural light pet photographer from South Africa

the paddington foodie – inspiring local cook whose recipes hit the spot

we live in a flat – proving you can have a dog in highly urban areas if you’re creative


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  1. Rosie / May 11 2013 11:14 pm

    Fantastic!! Go Ruby.your life is full of fun, and so many spare lives ; ). Rosie lives your adventures! X

  2. Rosie / May 11 2013 11:16 pm

    Oops, Rosie loves your adventures, but my owner asks you not to teach me anymore. Please….. Xxx

    • rubytheblacklabrador / May 12 2013 10:34 am

      Sorry – but I think being Ruby’s best mate means some bad habits must rub off 🙂

  3. tinywhitecottage / May 12 2013 2:32 am

    Very well put. 🙂 Congratulations on your first award!

    • rubytheblacklabrador / May 12 2013 10:32 am

      Thank you once again – I did have a little skip in my step when I walked Ruby this morning.

      • tinywhitecottage / May 12 2013 10:35 am

        🙂 I really enjoyed your “acceptance speech”. You have to know how much I enjoy your Ruby stories too…

      • rubytheblacklabrador / May 12 2013 3:20 pm

        Thanks so much!

  4. pjdonna / May 12 2013 3:02 am

    What an interesting award about living in the moment! Thank you once again 🙂

  5. rubytheblacklabrador / May 12 2013 10:32 am

    You’re very welcome – keep posting your adventures!

  6. likeitiz / May 31 2013 12:12 pm

    This is wonderful news!


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