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1 August 2013 / rubytheblacklabrador

View from my perch


Sometimes they catch me on the sofa, other times I squeeze onto the not-quite top step of the stairs for a snooze (although fraught with the danger of sliding off).  From here can peruse the food options in the kitchen and potential cheeky cats prancing along the garden fence.  If there’s anything of remote interest I skitter-scatter down, guns ablazing!


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  1. Margaret Haynes Meritt / Aug 1 2013 11:45 am

    mine always block the stairs. gonna break my neck one day!

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Aug 1 2013 11:52 am

      Ruby’s actually not allowed upstairs because of the red wine incident and sleeping on the bed incident but she still sneaks over the child gate and perches up here looking innocent!

  2. Kuruk / Aug 1 2013 12:12 pm

    That’s a good strategic spot Ruby! Very smart! Woooooowoooooo, Ku

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Aug 1 2013 1:58 pm

      It’s a tight squeeze too. Have to be very careful getting into this spot and getting out of it without flling down 🙂

  3. fozziemum / Aug 1 2013 12:25 pm

    Bless you Ruby..your face has melted onto the’s a lab thing 🙂
    Have a great day 🙂 Hugs Fozziemum xx

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Aug 1 2013 1:59 pm

      Yes – it’s my new favourite spot because I can also get in the way of people, especially the pedant in the kitchen who lifts his bike up here every day…

      • fozziemum / Aug 1 2013 5:08 pm

        Best spot to stop and never know who may have treat fall out of a pocket Ruby!!!

      • rubytheblacklabrador / Aug 1 2013 5:38 pm

        Too right! Or a crumb from the table or something more substantial in the kitchen;)

      • fozziemum / Aug 1 2013 7:58 pm

        Go for it Ruby…follow your inner labrastomach hehehe 🙂

      • rubytheblacklabrador / Aug 2 2013 10:19 am

        Don’t think she needs any encouragement at all!

      • fozziemum / Aug 2 2013 10:53 am

        Ummmmm no..i doubt it 😉

  4. lisatenzindolma / Aug 1 2013 5:42 pm

    So funny! Skye does that, too!

  5. susank456 / Aug 1 2013 5:43 pm

    Great vantage point but not very cushy.

  6. 1st World Dog / Aug 1 2013 8:30 pm

    Really need to chat to owners about putting a cushion on there… Especially in winter.
    You are just helping to guard the house after all… Least they can do.
    Hopefully they might read this and think “hmmm a cushion on almost top step for Ruby to lay on as she diligently guards our house would be a lovely thing to do”.

  7. 2browndawgs / Aug 1 2013 9:44 pm

    Looks like a great spot!

  8. Sonel / Aug 1 2013 11:02 pm

    LOL! Clever girl Ruby! You have to cover all the angles hon. Simba does the same..hehehe
    Great shot Charlie. Love it! 😀 *hugs*

  9. GizmoGeodog / Aug 2 2013 1:55 am

    Great strategy Ruby…nothing gets by you

  10. easyweimaraner / Aug 2 2013 2:04 am

    I’m the tollkeeper on my stairs – no one can pass without a treat for me :o)

  11. Misaki / Aug 3 2013 4:05 am

    Looks like great spot to keep an eye on everyone

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