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Fine Canine
In memory of Ruby

Ruby Girl
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Enjoying a sunny day

Ruby went to the Rainbow Bridge August 2003. I still miss her and I think I always will. One of my regrets is not keeping a journal of Ruby as she grew up.
She was a clever cookie. Learning her commands within minutes. She started her training as soon as she came home like all pups should. My children loved it when I taught her new tricks. Some of their favorites that they loved to show off to friends were: Get dads hat (she would jump up and take my husbands hat off his head.)Whisper (much quieter than her "speak" bark) High five.
Along with all her other tricks.
Her favorite toy was a light cover off a pedestrian light. It was like a huge plastic ball. (photo posted soon.)

I'M STILL HERE

I stood beside your bed last night
I came to have a peek
I could see that you were crying
You found it hard to sleep

I whined to you softly
As you brushed away a tear
"It's me, I haven't left you,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast
I watched you pour the tea
You were thinking of the many times
Your hands reached down to me

I was with you at the shops today
Your arms were getting sore
I longed to take your parcels
I wish I could do more

I was with you at my grave today
You tend it with such care
I want to reassure you
That I'm not lying there

I walked with you toward the house
As you fumbled for your key
I gently put my paw on you
I smiled and said "It's me."

You looked so very tired
And sank into a chair
I tried so hard to let you know
That I was standing there

It's possible for me to be
So near you everyday
To say to you with certainty
"I never went away."

You sat there very quietly
Then you smiled, I think you knew
In the stillness of that evening
I was very close to you.

The day is over...
I smile and watch you yawning
And say "Good night, God bless,
I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right
For you to cross the brief divide
I'll rush across to greet you
And we'll stand side by side

I have so many things to show you
There is so much for you to see
Be patient, live your journey out
And then come home to be with me
-Author Unknown-

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A Dog For Jesus

I wish someone had given Jesus a dog
As loyal and loving as mine
To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
And adore Him for being divine.

As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog
Would have followed Him all through the day
While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well
And knelt in the garden to pray.

It is sad to remember that Christ went away
To face death alone and apart
With no tender dog following close behind
To comfort its Master's Heart.

And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn
How happy He would have been
As His dog kissed His hands and barked its delight
For The One who died for all men.

Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine
The old pal so dear to me
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone
Knowing they're in eternity.

Day after day, the whole day through
Wherever my road inclined
Four feet said, "I am coming with you!"
And trotted along behind.

Rubys resting place
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Her special garden with Roses and plants all had to have a name relating to her.

Ruby's best friend Zoey. A New Zealand huntaway.
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Click on Zoey to learn more about her.

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