If you're a future Service Puppy Raiser, here's a tip. When you train your puppy in the mall, if that mall has a Nordstrom, do yourself a favor and begin there. It's just so...pleasant.
Under the undies.
Cute pup...but really just an excuse to take a picture of THOSE BOOTS.
Going to stores with Ruby is one of the things I'll miss most. She's great company – calm, interested, patient, and fun. It's like shopping with a good friend.
I decided to celebrate my pal's retail success by taking her to lunch. Just us girls. Well, she really needs the practice. And Nordstrom's turkey & cranberry on multi-grain happens to be very delicious.
Staying put under tables in restaurants for entire meals is not yet Ruby's strong suit – she's very nosy! I've seen a big change over the past few weeks, though, where I can tell she's really trying. She gets squirmy, but works hard to control herself and remain under...
...or at least close to...or at least in the vicinity of...the table.
Thanks to our friend, Lea, from Embrace Pet Community (who witnessed this squirrelly Roo behavior at the Petties Awards luncheon), I crack up every time Ruby assumes this position. Lea has christened it "Ruby's 'Tocks" – an instant classic!