Hello Ruby fans! Foster Mom and Dad want to tell you just how sweet and cuddly this girl is. She is more affectionate than our own goldens! If she goes outside without you, when she comes in she acts as though she hasn't seen you all day.
She is full of so much love! It's fun to watch her run in and jump on the couch in the hopes that she gets the "best spot". The spot where a human can pet her.
So, when Foster Mom croons to dogs, she calls them things like Honey and Sweetie. Because of this, Ruby doesn't answer to that name but she answers to Honey. She must know that she is honey-colored and as sweet as can be.
Ruby-Honey has graduated to sleeping on a dog bed in our bedroom at night. She sleeps better there and, as a result, foster mom sleeps better. She is reliable about whining when she needs to go outside, so we consider her house-trained.
There are some nights, however, when she goes poop at midnight and needs to go out again at 6 a.m. to poop, so she's not ready for her forever family to be gone 8 hours a day. She poops about 6 times a day!
Ruby is pretty good at "sit". Her counter-surfing is slowing down but we still try to keep everything at the back of the counter.
Her shoe and sock stealing is slowing down also but, if you are missing one, just look on the dog bed. She hasn't been chewing them, just carrying them about. She's a puppy and is still learning what's acceptable. We use baby gates to contain her in a safe area when we aren't able to watch her. It's a good idea to "puppy proof" an area so you don't lose valuable items.
After breakfast Ruby will play and wrestle with our 1 year-old golden for a couple hours until we are ready to go for our walk. COVID-19 hasn't slowed down our walking at all. We typically walk 2.5 - 3 miles every morning at nearby parks.
Ruby now loves the car! Our evening walks vary but are frequently just around the neighborhood. Ruby has gotten used to vehicles passing us and doesn't show much concern. Now that the weather is nice, we are seeing lots more joggers, bicycles, scooters, etc. These things still scare her but she has her safe space near her pack. I'm sure the more she is exposed to these things the more comfortable she will become.
Ruby loves all dogs and people that we encounter so she is easy to have out and about except she wants to pull you towards all of them.
To summarize, Ruby-Honey would like a family that loves to pet her and will train her to be the best companion she can be. She has so much love and so much potential. To us, she is the perfect puppy, ready to be taught how to be the perfect dog.