Ruby is a sweet (SWEET) 3 year old labradoodle. She was pulled from a high-kill shelter in North Carolina (thanks, Michael G!) where she had been turned in by her backyard breeder "parents". That's right...Ruby was used strictly to breed litter after litter of puppies and then was turned into this high kill shelter when her "usefulness" was gone (If you can't read between the lines, I hate these people. I can't put it into gentler, more PC terms...people who irresponsibly breed dogs so they can turn a quick buck and then mistreat, abandon, or kill dogs that can't breed for them or that they can't sell are a shaky step below Hitler in my book). Anyway, soapbox rant over, on to RUBY. Ruby was flown to Augusta, GA by the fine folks of Pilots N Paws on Monday, where Deborah Vaughn picked her up and brought her to my house.
Ruby is a LOVE. I'm once again awed by the resiliency of these doodles. I've had Ruby for about two days and here's what I know...
She lives to have her belly rubbed
She is sweet as sugar and adores women (and has been fine with men, just slightly more reserved at first)
She's an awesome snuggler (yes, both she and Callie slept in bed with me last night)
Once she has a few solid months of good nutrition behind her, she'll have one of the most gorgeous doodle coats in the history of Doodledom.
She doesn't know how to play with plush toys, but she likes to snuggle them. She does know how to chew on a marrow bone.
She displays no resource guarding over food, and I was able to pull the bone out of her mouth when it was time for her to stop chewing on it with no reaction but a "really??" look on her face.
As she displayed at the vet's office yesterday, she has the potential to be a master counter surfer!
She doesn't know how to play with other dogs at all. Callie play bowed to her this morning and Ruby looked at her, looked at me, and then wandered over to the water bowl. This part will take some time!
Last night, Ruby learned how to walk up the stairs
This morning, Ruby learned how to walk down the stairs
Below are some pictures of this sweet girl.
Right after her bath last night:
This morning, lounging in my bed: