Interview with a Boston...

Friday, September 28, 2007

Last week Balboa posted about being interviewed by Rowan and I thought it was a really cool idea and asked to be interviewed too. Balboa is a really hard-hitting investigative journalist. His questions were really tough! Here's an excerpt from our interview...

Balboa: What do you like best about being a dog?

Ruby: Well, Balboa I don't know anything else so I like EVERYTHING best - hee, hee, hee. Actually, I like NOT having to work. I like that I can sniff other dogs butts and no one thinks I'm weird. I like footie massages from my Auntie Yvette, I like bully sticks and I like snuggling with my Mom. If a hooman tried these things (I guess except for the work and the snuggle thing - but my Mom is very particular on who she snuggles with) they would probably get sent away to the crazy house!

Balboa: If you were elected President of the United States, what three things would you do first? Why?

Ruby: Balboa, this is a very important question. I've thought a lot about it. Now I'm not saying I'm going to run or anything, so don't get the wrong idea, ok? But I do have some very definite opinions...

My Fellow Americans...I am not a Boston Terrier...opps, yes I am!

A while back a friend of mine, let's just call him S. made a very good observation. How is it that so many of us...all different breeds and even different species can manage to get along? Well I agree with S. and if I were President I would make sure that our county would settle our differences in a civilized way, just like us pups do. To ensure this, I would pass legislation which would outlaw wars of any kind.

Next, I would pass a Zero Tolerance law that would punish any stoopid hooman who commits acts of neglect, abuse or abandonment to any animal! It is inexcusable and just plain wrong. I don't think that needs much more explanation, do you? Take THAT Michael Vick!!!

And finally let me tell you about this family in Texas. They are five very cheery pups, all different kinds (no, I'm not talking about the Jolie-Pitts) with lots of special needs. They are a special family and their Mom has done a lot to ensure their health, happiness and quality of life. Without her, who knows what would have happened to these pups! For people like her as well as the average pet owner who is willing to give of their lives I feel there should be a tax deduction (much like what hoomans get for having people pups). I feel very strongly about this, especially for families who have dedicated their lives to helping rescue pups from horrible fates.

As you can see Balboa, I have thought a lot about this and many other things, but like I said this shouldn't be taken as a statement of my candidacy. Got it?

Balboa: Would you choose a forty-minute foot massages by Auntie Yvette or a box of forty cuzes? Explain your answer.

Ruby: I hope Joe doesn't think less of me, but I'd have to say a forty-minute footie massage from Auntie Yvette...and not a second less!!! I love my Auntie Yvette...she's probably my most favorite person next to my Mom of course. And she's the only person who I'll let give me footie's our thing. I love the way her little (stinky-hee, hee, hee) feet tickle my, love, love.

Balboa: You've been asked to design the "perfect" doggie toy, what would come up with?

Ruby: What a great job that would be!!! I would have to say it would be the perfect combination of something bouncy, something stuffy, something I could chew and something I could chase. Oh and it would need to taste/smell like salmon and never die. Oh, I'm just drooling thinking about it, aren't you???

Balboa: What would you describe as the perfect date for you and your beau Stanley?

Ruby: You know Balboa, I'm a simple girl. I think an evening with my Stanny would be a quiet night...first we'd have dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant.

Ruby and the Stan

Next we could come back to my place where we'd work off that huge plate of spaghetti and meatballs by wrasslin and a mean game of bitey face. Mom would give us a frosty paw or maybe a homemade cookie to share. Than me and my Stanny would snuggle up in front of the fire and nap. Doesn't that sound nice? I'm sure your Fig would enjoy an evening like that too...hey maybe we could double date sometime???

Thanks Balboa for the fine interview. And you didn't even make me cry like that Barbara Walters lady! Hey, if there are any pups out there who would like me to interview them, let me know. Here's how to play...

These are the rules:
1. If you are interested in being interviewed, leave me a comment saying, 'interview me.'
2. I will respond by posting five questions for you. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


34 Responses to "Interview with a Boston..."

Anonymous said... 7:01 AM

What a great interview! I'm totally game for being interviewed by you!

And I'd totally vote for you for president!

Juno said... 8:06 AM

OMD, Ruby!!! I really enjoyed reading your interivew along with great photos!!!
The perfect toy sounds really good. That's what we've been looking for! Can any hooman make it for us?

Have a good weekend!!
Momo xoxo

Stanley said... 8:31 AM

Ruby Bug!!

You would make an excellent President (not that you were announcing your candidacy or anything ~ maybe you and Tosca could run together ~ she's already announced her candidacy).

I love the idea for our pawfect date. If only we could do that, and meet snout-to-snout. Maybe someday, girlie.

Balboa sent me some questions too, but I won't be able to get to them until next week. I'm sure I'll be talking 'bout you in my answers!

Goober love & smooches,

Molly the Airedale said... 9:25 AM

Awesome interview! I love that picture of you and Stanley slurping spaghetti!

Love ya lots,

Suki & Joey said... 10:09 AM

Totally pawsome answers, Ruby. I agree with the "no war" thing. Aren't wars just so stoopid?

You can interview me, if you want! Although with Joey coming to live with us on Sunday it may take me a few days to post my answers cuz I'll be super busy playing all day! ;)

Puggy kisses

Poppy said... 11:23 AM

Hi Ruby! I think you'd made a totally awesome president. I especially like your idea of pet tax deductions. Sounds fair to me! And wouldn't it be great to have a woman president?!


Clover said... 11:29 AM

Hey Ruby!
Great interview! I enjoyed looking at the pictures - especially the spaghetti one!!
I see you are already interviewing a couple of other dogs, so maybe sometime next week I will have another dog interview me. (Unless of course, you feel so obliged.) :)
Love Clover xo

Clover said... 11:32 AM

I think maybe I meant inclined instead of obliged. I'm just a puppy. Oh wait, let's blame it on my typist/typer? - mom.


Ferndoggle said... 11:38 AM

Oooo, Oooo...Pick Me! I would love to be interviewed by the Most Fabulous Ruby Blue, my Diva Dog partner in crime!!


Pee Ess...I love all of your ideas for being president! Especially the one about biting Michael Vick in his big fat BUTT!

Jackson's J1 and J2 said... 12:28 PM

Hey Ruby, pawsome answers to some difficult questions! Maybe you should try and get a prototype made of your toy! J x

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said... 12:40 PM

Pawsome answers. We believe you would make an excellent president.

Frasier said... 1:31 PM

Those pictures were so precious !!
Escpecially the pearls
Great interview Ruby,you' d be a good pres!

Balboa said... 1:52 PM

WOW you are a wonderful interviewee!!!!!! Love the insightful and thought provoking answers. I can't wait to see what questions you come up with for other doggies.

Frenchie Snorts

Noah the Airedale said... 2:22 PM

Hi Ruby, spaghetti is always good. Love the interview.

Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy

Anonymous said... 2:25 PM

well, I would love to be interviewed, but I have sooooooooooooo many tags to keep up with I will have to keep out of this one, even though I am tempted Ruby! I really enjoyed your interview though, you are such a darn wise Pup you know.

You should run for President, after all, you cannot do anything worse!!!!!!

and hey, in that case, I may run for Prime the UK, cos we ain't got a very pretty bunch of politicians here either!

love and lick s your Pal , Marvin xxxxxxxxx Marvin in Scotland sorry I just realised I am not logged in, so am going anonymous tonight!

Tadpole said... 5:39 PM

Those were awesome answers! And I love the picture of you and Stanny at your romantic dinner! :-)

Interview ME! Please! Woo!

Kien said... 7:15 PM

hahaha.. Ruby, u make my day!.. this is a great interview and great answers from u!..


Lorenza said... 7:31 PM

Hi, Ruby
Great interview. I just can imagine you as a President! You will do it great!
Have a good night

Lizzy said... 7:40 PM

Dinner at an Italian restaurant, eh? Sounds perfect!


Asta said... 9:13 PM

If I didn't love you so much I'd be weally jelly'we not only bootiful ,but vewy smawt! Those wewe gweat answews..I loved them all..and you do look like you'we having the best time with Stanny
and you'we idea fow a pawfect date is the same as I guess I don't have any new answews to be intewviewed about.
Have a gweat weekend
smoochie kisses

Sophie Brador said... 11:36 PM

Rube! You are totally ready for the talk show circuit. All you need is a movie to promote. Get filming!

Amber-Mae said... 12:28 AM

Wjat a great interview it was Ruby! You & Stanley look sooo cute together slurping that spaghetti, heehee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba and Jazzi said... 12:41 AM

So many blogs to catch up with today. Have a great weekend.

Simba xx

the many Bs said... 10:16 AM

Hey Ruby, that was a very interesting interview. we would vote for you in a heartbeat if you were going to run for president. you are a very thoughtful and absolutely the COOLEST dog.

Ian said... 4:47 PM


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... 6:22 PM

President Ruby:

Girl, that has a nice ring to it! Speaking of jewelry, I loved the pearls you wore on your date with Stanley. They looked esquisite against your black and white outfit!
That was sweet of you to quote "S." in the questioning for your possible candidacy I usually don't think of him as having any thoughts, much less any deep thoughts. Scruffy pretty much moves in a moment to moment existance based on need...sorta like the hoomans...once in a while when chewing a rawhide he sinks into this existental (sp?)state where he "thinks." Since this is only a rare occurance, he usually comes up with something profound at least monthly!

Any thoughts on hair dye...wonder how I would look in all black and white???


Bentley and Niko said... 10:13 AM

we loved your interview, and our mom especially enjoyed your photography work, our mom has to work in an adobe photoshop (whatever that is) sometimes so she admires this!!

Jessica said... 4:26 PM

Wow Ruby....Have we ever told you and Balboa how much we love you? Our Mommy had a really stressful weekend, she gets home tonight and logs on to DWB's and all the stresses of the last few days just melt away. She is lol and loving your interview with Balboa. Thanks for making our Mom smile, she needed that.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Girl Girl Hamster said... 8:47 PM

Great answers Ruby, you'll make a pawsome President. ;)

~ Girl girl

Lacy said... 9:49 PM

woofies Ruby!!! ya gots my vote!!! and u and stanley make the cutest couple...

b safe,

Myeo said... 6:24 PM

those are great answers!

Boy n Baby

Joe Stains said... 11:44 PM

I have never had a footie massage so I cannot judge you for choosing that over cuz. plus, if you pick that, more cuz for me!!

The Brat Pack said... 7:15 AM

We feel so honored to be included in your interview!! You would definitely have our vote.

Mom totally agrees with a tax deduction! She said we cost more than human kids but that we don't talk back.


Can we have your address?!

Koobuss said... 8:28 PM

I love your answers Ruby, and I hope you run for president. I will vote for you as many times as you need.

Koobuss Kisses,