Here is Ruby posing sweetly by the blinds she tore down when we left her alone to go to church last Sunday.
We thought she had warmed up enough to being alone that we could sleep in until 8 and forego her morning walk before our 9am church. And we did deviate from our normal routine by accidently leaving the bedroom door open when we left...silly us. I guess it's possible that the cheap things came down by accident, but their bent and chewed up condition lead us to believe she did it for spite. We thought we had seen the worst of it when we came home a few days ago to an empty butter dish sitting on the counter...not so...oh and the curtain you see in the picture is actually our disassembled shower curtain.
Let's just say this spoiled dog has barely left our sight since we have arrived here. The tennis ball symbalizes endless games of fetch or "Ruby tennis" as we call it (we use a raquette to hit the ball so she has to run farther and gets more tired) and the leash symbolizes the endless walks she requires ( 2 or 3 per day). It sort of breaks our hearts to leave her alone in the apartment so we plan most activities around things that are outside or dog friendly. She does make a great referee or ball girl when we play tennis.(picture and post to come)
We took a short drive today to a town called South Haven and went to the beach for a little change of scenery. It was sunny and warm and it felt, looked and smelt just like the ocean! It was hard to believe that it was fresh water. The surrounding town was very charming and felt like Southern California. Because it was Sunday, the only one that swam was Ruby. We look forward to going to the beach again on a weekday when we can all swim. Also, it's fairly windy there and looks like the perfect place to fly a kite.