Sleepy Sunday #52

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hi Friends...hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Mom and I had a wonderful time!!! Can you believe it...Mom is still knitting!!! The woman is CRAZY! I think I'll go back to sleep.

Day 12

Friday, December 25, 2009


On the 12th day of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...



Day 11

Thursday, December 24, 2009


On the 11th day of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
A letter to the guy who is Jolly!!!

Dearest Santa Paws...
How have you been? Me, I've been great except for that little eye incident back in August. Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know what I'm thinking about for Christmas. Now normally I have a huge long list of things that I want, but this year...well...I just want all my friends and family to be happy and healthy. Can you do that? I've been a really good girl!!! Mom was pretty impressed I was thinking like such a grown up pup girl. Anyhowl...whatever you can do would be great. Far too many of my pup pals have been sick or gone to the bridge this year...and well, maybe you can lend a paw on that.

My best to Mrs. Santa Paws and all the elves. Safe travels tonight.

Lots of Licks, Ruby Bleu

P(ee)S: Also, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, maybe you could leave a bully stick or two...ok???

Day 10

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


On the 10th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
Baking with my Auntie!!!

Hello my you thought I forgots about day, no, no...I was just waiting for Auntie Yvette to come visit so we could start baking!!! And baking we did...cookies and breads oh my!!! One thing that was mysteriously missing from the cooking agenda...doggie treats. Maybe they will be doing those later to surprise me!!!

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I also hear there will be the baking of the cheesycake and maybe brownies too for tomorrow!!!

Day 9

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


On the 9th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
Howliday Cards --- that are just for me (and some for Mom only 2)!!!

Can you see them??? How about from this angle...

And these aren't even all of them!!! I've got a pile of e-cards that have been printed, but I need Mom to use the scissory things to cut them out and help me hang them. I so love getting my DWB howliday cards...It's the most special thing ever!!! Thank you so much...everypup (and their generous and helping pawrents) for sending me a card. And especially thank to these these special pups...

Without you, there would be no howliday card exchange and no DWB! I dedicate my 9th day post to Brooke, Greg, Angel Charlie, Opy and baby boy Benson! Thank you for making all this possible, I woof you guys!!!

Day 8

Monday, December 21, 2009

On the 8th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
Some fun holiday trivia from Me (well, actually my Mom)

Hey Pups, on this 8th day I thought I'd share some of the useless I mean fun and interesting trivia my Mom found on one of her geeky favorite blogs, Mental Floss.

1) Did you know, Rudolph turned 70 years old this year! I mean seriously, he's 70 and is still guiding Santa Paws sleigh every year. Way to go Rudolph!!!

2) I didn't realize it, but it's not just about Santa Paws...there are other holiday characters out there from around the world. And some of them look mighty scawie that's for sure. Check out that Krampus guy...I'm sure going to be good from now on!!!

3) The first (and only) holiday song to reach #1 on the billboard charts was "The Chipmunk Song"! Really, me and my friends can sure sing better than those silly little chipmunks! Here are a few other holiday 'firsts'.

4) Did you ever wonder where candy canes came from? And I always thought they came from Safeway!!!

5) And last but not's a quiz about the 12 Days of Christmas...not to be confused by my annual 12 posts which of course change every year to keep it interesting - hee hee hee!!!

I hope you enjoyed our little trip down trivia lane.

Day 7

Sunday, December 20, 2009


On the 7th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
An Almost Sleepy Pix of Me!!!

Not sleeping yet...but I will be very soon. Been VERY busy sleepervising Mom and the continued making of the prezzies. If I don't keep en eye on her, she tries to take a nap and there is knitting, baking and wrapping to be done!!! W00t!!!
Happy Sleepy Sunday!

Day 6

Saturday, December 19, 2009


On the 6th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
Finally My Special Ruby Tree!

Hello friends...can you believe it, I'm half way through the 12 posts - W00t!!! Six days in a row's a 2009 record for my Mom! That deserves a W00t - W00t!!!

After deep consultation with my Mom we decided to go 'lite' on the Christmas decorations this year. Between Mom working, all the knitting of the prezzies and me sleepervising there just wasn't much time. Mom was trying to not decorate ANYTHING, but I just wouldn't have it. So we compromised and just put up a few special decorations, our stockings and my Ruby Tree - W00t - W00t - W00t!!! I mean we had to put up my Ruby Tree to show off my brandy new BT hornaments...let's take a look...

First we have this cute little fella...
You may not be able to see from this picture, but he's flat and very very cute. I'm going to dedicate this hornament to Sophie & her Mom in honor of Graham...since he was flat too!

Next we have this one...
He's made of clay and although he doesn't look happy I can totally tell he is...he's just sending ESPn messages to Santa Paws to bring me lots of great prezzies - hee hee hee! Oh and another new addition to my Ruby Tree is lights...can you see them?

Last but not least the most special hornament of 2009...
It's a snowflake...with a Boston!!! Do you know why it is so special??? Well because it was painted by my buddy Emmitt's Mom Melissa!!! It's so soooooooooooo bootiful! I just love it!!! Thanks so much Emmitt & Melissa!!!

And here is my tree...

What do ya think? Do you like it? I just love it!!! Only thing...I think we're gonna need a bigger tree next year...especially if, I mean when, I get any more hornaments!!! W00t - W00t -W00t!!!

Day 5

Friday, December 18, 2009


On the 5th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
One Special Dogggggggg!!!!

The other night Mom and I were watching the news and learned about this very special doggie named Rudolph who is Making a Difference...

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Don't even get me started on Rudolph's past (Puppy Mills MUST be STOPPED!!!!), but he and his Mom are making a real contribution and helping people pups understand that no matter where you start in life or what challenges you might have before you, you can make a real difference in the world!!! There is even a book about him! GO RUDOLPH - W00t!!!

Day 4

Thursday, December 17, 2009


On the 4th Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
An Award and a Holiday Meme!

Since it is the season of sharing, I'm going to share today's post with my Mom. I'm going to post about this FABULOUS award I found on Winston and Clementine's bloggy and my Mom is going to do one of those silly memes.

First up, me...

And here are the rules:

1. Publish a post on your blog - referring who awarded you.
--- In the spirit of the holiday again, Winston and Clemmie are sharing the award with everypup!!!

2. Share 5 things you like to do .
--- I like to chew on bully sticks
--- I like to run...really, really, really fast
--- I like to eat tissues
--- I like to sleep...particularly on sundays
--- I like to snuggle with my Mom

3. Share or pass this award to 10 friends.
Well, since it is Christmas, just like Winston and Clemmie, I'm going to share with everypup - W00t!!!

I'm going to now turn this over to my Mom for that silly meme of hers...

Ruby's Mom: Ruby stop's not silly.
Ruby: Oh yes it is!!!
Ruby's Mom: Remember Ruby, in 8 day's Santa will be here and he only visits good doggies...and I haven't told him about the pen...yet!
Ruby: Mom, please, don't tell Santa about the pen.
Ruby's Mom: Well then be nice...the meme isn't silly and maybe some of your friends Mom's might want to take it.
Ruby: OK, ahem...Here's my Mom doing a (silly) holiday meme...take it away Mom

Hello everyone!!! Michele here. Hope all is well...I haven't done a meme in a long definitely brought back some memories. If you have the time and your pups let you blog about it, would love for you to share your answers!!!!

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrapped

3. Colored lights on the tree/house or white? Tiny white lights on tree...none on house

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No

5. When do you put your Christmas decorations up? They are still not up ;)

6. Favorite holiday dish? Mom's turkey stuffing...only have around Thanksgiving/Christmas. My mint brownies which I ONLY make for Christmas.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? The year I got my Mrs. Beasley doll...I still have her (in pieces) in a box in my garage!

8. When did you learn the truth about Santa? There’s no Santa? Really???

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? As kids, we could always open one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas day. I still do that.

10. How do you decorate a tree? With lots of different types of ornaments. No two the same. When I travel or friends travel, I ask them to bring me something back so I have LOTS of very fun and unique ornaments.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? I live in CA now to be away from the snow!!!!

12. Can you ice skate? Many, many, many, many years ago...I thought I was Dorothy Hamill, but I really wasn't. Not even close. I could barely stand up (LOL)

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? See question #7

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Right now, getting some much needed time off!

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? my mint brownies

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Eating bagels, lox and potato perogies on Christmas Eve...a blending of my Mom and Dad's families.

17. What tops your tree? When the tree is up either a Tweety Bird angel OR a Tazmanian Devil angel...I alternate ;)

18. Which do you prefer-Giving or Receiving? Giving...and as long as they come out nice, I like to make something...seems more personal.

19. Favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells, but the instrumental, not with vocals.

20. Candy Canes-Yuck or Yum? YUM!!!

21. Favorite Christmas show? Charlie Brown Christmas...I can so relate to Charlie Brown!

22. Saddest Christmas song? I wouldn't say it was the saddest, but Silent Night always makes me cry for some reason

Now back to Ruby...


Thanks very enlightening ;)

I wanted to take a quick moment today and send my love and licks (Mom's too) over to
Sophie and her Mom. Her adorable flat brother Graham crossed the bridge yesterday. He was only with them a short time, but that short time was filled with tons love and many adventures! No more wobbling free my flat friend, run free!!!

Day 3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


On the 3rd Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee..
Dancing with my Macky

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Day 2

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the 2nd Post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
A Happy Barkday to Bob and my Macky!!!

That's right, today is the barkday of two of my most favorite doggies in the whole wide best buddy Bob and my most wonderful boyfriend Mack!!!!

Bob and I always have lots and lots of fun when he visits. Bob's really a good guy, because sometimes I'm not very nice to him or share my toys with him, but he still hangs out with me!!! Happy Barkday Bob...thanks for being my friend, putting up with me and I'm so happy your are feeling better - W00t!

Now I know you all know who this handsome fella's my Macky and not only is it his barkday, but it is two years tomorrow that he started blogging!!! I'm so lucky to have him as my boyfriend!!! Happy barkday my love - sending you lots and lots of licks and snuggles - W00t!!!

Day 1

Monday, December 14, 2009


On the 1st post of Christmas I'm going to share with thee...
What's been going on with ME!!!!

Greetings all my wonderful blogging friends and welcome to my 3rd annual 12 Posts of Christmas - W00t! It's the one time of year I am successful at making my Mom feel sooooooo guilty that she posts 12 straight days in a row - W00t, W00t, Woot!!!

Well, I hate to admit, life at Chez Ruby Bleu has been kinda boring lately. No big adventures, no excitering vistors. Just me and Mom hanging out. And Mom working lots and lots :(

Actually the last few weeks or so, have been a flurry of activities (and speaking of flurries...we gots a little snow in Sac-of-Tomatos last week)! I've been very busy supervising the making of the Christmas gifties!!! We've been making scarves and sweaters and blankies and monkeys - W00t. I asked Mom to let me post some pictures of what we have made, but she said I needed to wait so I wouldn't spoil any Christmas giftie surprises...sorry.

Next we are gearing up to decorate (I know, I know...December 14th and still no tree up...not sure WHAT Mom is waiting for) and we are going to be baking soon too - W00t!!! That means some major taste testing for me - W00t-W00t!!!

Also, I'm very excitered because this is Mom's last week of work for the rest of the year...actually she says she still needs to work, but she's just going to do it at home...with me!!! That's a pretty nice thing to look forward to, huh?

As you can see...things have been pretty low key for us...but that's OK, anytime I get to snuggle with my Mom (even if she is sitting on the couch reading her work email or knitting) is time well spent for me!!!

Anyhowl...that's about it...Mom is getting ready to knit some more which means there's some yarn for me to munch on!!!! See ya tomorrow for Day 2!!!

day1 photo

Oh, I almost forgots...I've got a Bob update...he's at home and feeling better. Whatever was stuck in his tummy and making him sick managed to escape the 'natural way' if you know what I mean. He's home and resting comfortably! Thanks for the healing we just need to keep sending them to Wally, ok?

Sleepy Sunday #48

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello my friends...hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Me, I'm busy making preparations for my traditional '12 Posts' and of course napping. I really wish there were some kind of napping award, because surely I'd win it! Mom, well, the woman is a knitting machine...fortunately (as best I can tell) not a doggie sweater in sight - whew!

Any howl, I have a HUGE favor to ask...can you please send some major healing vibes to my best buddy Bob? He's having tummy problems and may have to have an operation!!!! Mom and I are waiting to hear and we are really worried. We're also worried about Wally too who has been feeling very poorly the last few days. I know we've been sending lots and lots of healing vibes's amazing we don't all run out!!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

So I don't have thumbs, and I can't write so I rely on my Mom to not only type my blog posts (of which there haven't been a lot because she has been lazy busy) but also for addressing my DWB holiday cards. Well, I'm happy to report that Mom is finally done addressing and stamping all my cards!!! W00t!!! And she assures me that by the time she comes home from work today she will have mailed them. I sure hope she does...I mean I've been getting cards from all my friends left and right...I'm starting to feel a wee-bit guilty that I haven't gotten them out yet!!!! Seriously, if I could hold a pen they would have been out 2 weeks ago!!!!

Anyhowl...thank you...I so love getting cards and there have been some really good ones. For your viewing pleasure (and for my embarrassment) here's an outtake from my holiday card photoshoot. I'm only posting it because I know you are all my friends and won't make (too much) fun of me.

Oh, and do you know what starts on Monday??? Can you guess??? It's been a Wonder Ruby tradition for the past 2 years...

Sleep Sunday #47

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Featuring special guest stars...
Chewy& Clover
My friends are VERY smart...this is exactly what I'm going to be doing! Rumor has it that if I'm a very good girl, it just might start to look a lot like Christmas - W00t!!!

I knew it all along...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

My Mom found this news thingy on one of her most favoritest interwebs sites Mental Floss (I think she reads it to make her smart...BOL! Not working too well now is it?!?!?!). Anyhowl, researchers have found that us doggies may actually prevent asthma in people pups!!!! How great is that!!!!

“Several longitudinal studies have shown that exposure to certain domestic animals, for example, indoor dogs, during a person’s early life (even possibly before he or she is born) is associated with strong protection against asthma and asthma-related conditions later in life,” Serrine Lau, a member of the research team said.
I always knew we were getting a bad rap on that one!!!

Bob and his sissy Maddy (my has she grown!)

Thoughtful Tuesday

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Sleepy Sunday #46

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I am very thankful today for my stuffies, my snackies, my Mom and all of my DWB friends!
Have a great day!!!
Lots of Licks, Ruby

P(ee)S: I gots my other two surprises...and they were PAWSOME!!! Can you guess what they are??? One is yellow and likes to play bitey face with me and the other is brown and likes my garage!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mom said she had a surprise for we gots in the car and went for a ride. Then we gots out of the car and went here....

Do YOU think this looks like a good surprise???

Oh no, this can't be good...

Will some doggie please help me?????'s cold...


Mom says I have another surprise coming tomorrow...actually two surprises. If they are anything like this one, I'm not sure I want it!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I hate to bark good-byes to my good friends. Especially a friend as bootiful as you sweet Snickers. We will meet again one day. Run free and be happy...I love you!

Butchy, Mama & Papa Lamb and Ruby, Scuby & Sylvester...are thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time. We are here for you---always.

Love Ruby & Michele

Sleepy Sunday #45

Ahhhh...finally back on track with the numbering. Mom lost it in September (gee, and I thought she lost it a while ago - hee, hee, hee)

I got 2 wonderful surprises so far this weekend and I've been told there are more to come this week - W00t!!!

1) Mom told me she's home ALL WEEK!!!! Can you believe it? I know I hardly can...she's been working so hard lately that she really deserves this and SO DO I!!!! Maximum snuggle time here we come!

2) Next surprise was that Auntie Yvette came to visit me yesterday!!!! I haven't seen her for over a week! I just loves it when she comes over and gives me my belly rubs.

So I guess surprise # 3 is coming later today and then there will be more this week....OMD, I can hardly wait...I wonder what they will be? I better go nap (and dream lots of pawsitive thoughts for Snickers) and rest up for the rest of my surprises!!!! Happy Sleepy Sunday friends!!!!

Sleepy Sunday #???

Sunday, November 15, 2009

OK, my crazy Mom lost the Sleepy Sunday can't possibly be week #50...what will I do with her. Still thinking good thoughts for Snickers...let's hear it for the power of the paw - W00t!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I think this is East...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Snickers...keep doing what you are doing you brave strong girlie, OK? And I'll keep doing what I'm doing because I think all these pawsitive vibes, prayers, crossed paws and aire-zen is really helping!!!
Lots of Loving and Healing Licks, Ruby (and Michele)

Look what a pawsome idea Jake and Fergie had...

Try and spread the word and join...each one of us can help make a difference!