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23 October 2013 / rubytheblacklabrador

A sad day


A sad day because of the terrible, frightening bush fires, a sad day because my dog friend Hadrian died suddenly after being bitten by a snake, a sad day because it’s boiling hot and I can’t find a cool spot in the house. I know tomorrow will be better but I just want to be sad for one day.


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  1. NW Frame of Mind / Oct 23 2013 2:18 pm

    Oh no Ruby, I’m so sorry to hear about such a sad day…

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 23 2013 2:23 pm

      That’s ok – ok I think to be sad for one day about lots of things, get it all over with and then look forward to tomorrow:)

  2. barb19 / Oct 23 2013 3:06 pm

    I feel your sadness Ruby; it’s always tough losing a friend, especially so suddenly. The bush fires are such a worry and I hope that you are safe. A swim would cool you down – ask your mum, she might take you out.
    I hope that tomorrow is a better day for everyone, and we are praying for our wonderful, selfless firemen who give these bush fires their all. Please let it rain . . .

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 23 2013 3:42 pm

      Just gave Ruby a quick walk but a long hose down in the garden – sprightly for a short burst. now she’s crashed:)

  3. fozziemum / Oct 23 2013 4:36 pm

    Oh Ruby we are so sorry for the loss of your friend Hadrian….its a nasty way for a pup to say goodbye..and our greatest fear here…they will be coming out where you are because of the heat…looking like you for water…you stay safe we are watching the news and it’s just not a place to be is it Ruby..try and get a wet towel and lie on it to keep cool.Stay safe please hugs Fozziemum xx

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 23 2013 5:37 pm

      Wet towel good idea and have been dashing around the garden chasing the hose. Lots if fun for all!

      • fozziemum / Oct 23 2013 5:56 pm

        I can imagine Ruby! wet towels are great lie on them or get the staff to drape a’ la roman toga style ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  4. mollieandclaire / Oct 23 2013 5:19 pm

    I’ve just been watching the news about the fires on the BBC breakfast news show, it was the lead story. It looks awful. And how terrifying a dog can die so suddenly from a snakebite – I imagine that makes you more cautious about where you let her go? Not surprised Ruby is sad. I hope that you are all ok. Xx

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 23 2013 5:38 pm

      Thanks a lot. Today is d day with the fires. Just terrible losses everywhere ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. reretro / Oct 23 2013 5:28 pm

    oh how hard for you to lose your friend. so sorry.

  6. terrimm / Oct 23 2013 5:30 pm

    Oh no, so sorry about your friend ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 24 2013 4:59 am

      Thanks just terrible thing to happen poor dog and his owner didn’t realise til it was just too late. The whole family is so sad.

  7. saucygander / Oct 23 2013 5:39 pm

    Poor Ruby! Our friend are in a fire area and hoping their house doesn’t get burnt down. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hope your day is happy tomorrow!

  8. susank456 / Oct 23 2013 6:11 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Hadrian. I hope today is a better day. Stay safe.

  9. Misaki / Oct 23 2013 7:58 pm

    Thinking of you ruby xxx

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 24 2013 5:00 am

      Thanks Misaki – too many things at once can drag a pup down. Just need a bit of fun to perk me up now:)

  10. 1st World Dog / Oct 23 2013 8:52 pm

    Lick lick nuzzle Ruby.
    Your friend will be running happily over the Rainbow Bridge playing with favourite toys and yummy treats. You run around after the hose in memory. Lick lick nuzzle xox

  11. 2browndawgs / Oct 23 2013 10:14 pm

    Sorry. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. easyweimaraner / Oct 23 2013 10:26 pm

    Runby, that’s really a sad day. I feel sorry for your friend Hadrian and I feel sorry for all the peeps&pets and the wildlife in the fire. I hope tomorrow is a different day, with good news.

  13. Maria M / Oct 23 2013 11:07 pm

    I’m sorry, give Ruby a large hug from me and bob. I sympathise with you and wish you well.

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 24 2013 5:03 am

      Thanks Maria – snakes sadly are a hazard for dog here and it’s really hard to know your dog has been bitten unless you see it happen.

  14. The Golden Life / Oct 23 2013 11:53 pm

    So sad for all of you! My heart goes out to you! Stay safe!!

  15. lidipiri / Oct 24 2013 12:05 am

    The bush fires are so frightening. Have friends in them as well. Just sending good vibes. Ruby, it’s okay to be sad about your friend. Tomorrow is another day and you will be happy again. Hang in there.

  16. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom / Oct 24 2013 12:35 am

    Oh Ruby, I’m sorry to hear about your sad day… we all have one every now and then.

  17. mariayarri / Oct 24 2013 1:39 am

    Hi Ruby ! … Iยดm so sorry for the lost of your friend Hadrian .. Snakes are not so usually in the part of Sweden were we live … But Maria did see one this summer and she screamed so i thought all of Europe heard her … Cold, and lots of snow to roll around in … // Yarri ๐Ÿ™‚

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 24 2013 5:06 am

      Thanks Yarri – snakes are a hazard here but you don’t know your dog has been bitten unless you see it. They usually bark a lot but then hours later the dog dies really quickly. All very sad as he was only 2 years old…

  18. readingwithrhythm / Oct 24 2013 1:59 pm

    It’s sad to see you sad.

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 24 2013 7:49 pm

      I know – apologies, very self indulgent. Have bucked up today:)

      • readingwithrhythm / Oct 24 2013 11:23 pm

        I wish you a better day today. It’s an ok thing to be sad now and then. That’s life, as they say.

      • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 25 2013 5:00 am

        That’s right – all part of the great rollercoaster of life:)

  19. lovinghomemade / Oct 24 2013 10:28 pm

    Very sad face, hope a bit better today and sorry to hear about Hadrian

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 25 2013 4:59 am

      Yes was feeling very down but bucked up a bit today and am getting there – thanks!

  20. ramblingratz / Oct 25 2013 1:48 am

    So sorry about Hadrian, life is so fragile.

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 25 2013 5:05 am

      Yes it is – he was only 2 so still a pup like me and we loved to race in the bush. Will miss his smiley face:)

  21. littledogslaughed / Oct 26 2013 12:49 am

    So sorry to hear about Hadrian Ruby-it is hard to lose a pup friend. Big hugs to you from all your pals at Little Dogs Laughed-

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Oct 26 2013 5:05 am

      Thanks a lot – this is my first friend who has died so it’s all new and the humans are just as sad too…

  22. likeitiz / Nov 7 2013 7:10 am

    I’d be sad too if I could not find a cool spot anywhere!

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