I will be taking a short break from blogging while we farewell a much loved, extremely significant, incredibly gorgeous, loyal, adorable and important member of our family.

Ruby my darling

Ruby my darling

Like today’s time on the beach, we are coming together as a family to enjoy our last few days together.



Thank you to everyone who via facebook and instagram have sent your love during this time; we know many of you have been in a similar situation and understand the difficult journey of making that trip to the vet.

Greatly adored

Greatly adored

Tonight we’re drinking red.  A red for Ruby.  A toast to a true blessing to our lives; a gift worth more than its weight in gold; a life where the giver gave far more than she was given.



Ruby thank you and…we love you.

Rosie, her daughter, playing in the sand

Rosie, her daughter, playing in the sand

Her daughter, Rosie


Their motto, 'The pack must always be together'

Their motto, ‘The pack must always be together’

Loves a cuddle

Too many cuddles were never enough

Forever and ever in our hearts.

Such a loving friend

Such a loving friend


  1. My deepest condolences across the miles xxx

  2. Oh Charlie, I’m so sorry. xxx

  3. Elissa julian says:

    I can’t believe that this is happening
    so many amazing memories with her even though i barley ever see her
    When i would babysit and would get the side eye whenever i stopped patting her and the little surprises left under your beds
    All my love and support
    And all my love to Ruby
    <3 <3

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie and your family. My eyes are getting watery because I can only imagine the pain you’re going through.

  5. Charlie, I’m so sorry. It is so hard to lose a member of your family like this. Sending you lots of love.

  6. Oh I am so sorry Charlie. Thinking of you all. Dogs are family too xx

  7. I’m sorry to hear this charlie, hang in there!

  8. Oh Charlie, have not been keeping up to date – so so so sad to read about Ruby, reading this has brought a tear to my eye, as I could see the strong love you have your dogs in your post. Sending lots of strength and love xx

  9. Oh Charlie… I’m so sorry to hear this… I know how wonderfully loved Ruby was in your family! Lots of love and prayers for you and your beautiful family! Liz xx

  10. oh Charlie this is so sad. You have created such a lovely dedication to your beloved family member. Thinking of you all xx
    Julie & Ali
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  11. This is indeed a very sad time for your family – my thoughts are with you.
    The photos on this post are beautiful and very moving – they will be treasured moments.
    Lots of love to you tonight, Donna xo

  12. Danielle says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family Charlie, I am so sorry you have to go through this with your beloved, beautiful Ruby. Treasure all those lovely memories she has given you and she will always be with you. Xx

  13. Oh no Charlie. So very sorry to hear this. Such a terrible thing to happen. Wishing you all the best. Xx

  14. Charlie I hope everyone’s love and thoughts are helping to hold you together. Lovely ( sad) dedication. X

  15. So so sorry. It’s the worse thing ever.

  16. I am shedding tears for you just reading your post but not because I am sad but because Ruby belonged to the best loving family ever. Virtual hug coming your way

  17. What can I say…. such sadness … no words to convey …
    My heart goes out to you and your family and your much loved Ruby.

  18. Oh dear, never easy. I am so sorry. You’ll be in my thoughts this week. XOXO

  19. So sorry. You will all be in my thoughts. She is a special girl. Xx

  20. I’m so sorry. We’ll be here when you return.

  21. I am so sorry, Charlie.

  22. Beautiful tribute to your sweet Ruby. My heart aches for you and your family, Charlie. Xo

  23. Oh Charlie, I am so very sorry. My heart aches for you and I have shed a few tears through this beautiful tribute to your precious girl.
    Sending you all much love and healing thoughts and prayers.
    Mandy xoxo

  24. I am feeling so heartbroken…those eyes….I can’t imagine the pain that you all possibly have in your heart right now. Fare thee well beautiful Ruby. May the rainbow bridge be full of loving pawpanions who will adore you just like your family adores you here.

  25. Charlie….The life is full of moments in wich sadly we have to say good bye and be grateful for the beautiful moments she lived.!!My deepest condolences from Mexico

  26. charlie, my sincerest condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  27. Oh, I’m so teary just thinking about you having to say goodbye to your sweet girl. I’ve been there and it’s so hard. Just know we’re all thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your furry friend. xoxo

  28. I’m so very sorry, Charlie. My prayers are with you all. My granddaughter said to me the other day she wished our pets lived as long as we do. I agree. oxo

  29. I am so sorry to hear this, Charlie. My thoughts are with you and your family. xoxo

  30. I’m so so sorry Charlie, A beautiful part of your family and a loving friend. My condolences to you all. GG

  31. Oh Charlie – I am so sorry, my heart hurts for y’alls loss of a loving and adorable family member. Sending a big virtual hug your way!

  32. So sorry to hear 🙁 Feel better soon…

  33. Oh, beautiful photos – Charlie – many hugs and xxx from across the ditch – take care xxx

  34. So sorry for your loss, but, from looking at those sweet pictures, I know that Ruby loved and was loved by your entire family.

  35. I am so sorry. She is a beautiful girl and she’s lucky to have you too. xo

  36. I knew in my heart this would probably be the case and you’ve been on my mind since I saw the Facebook posts. Much love from us to you. There are no words to make you feel better.

  37. OOO,
    I am so very sorry for your great loss.
    Ruby is beautiful and shall be missed terribly.
    Love flowing from Minnesota. xxxxx

  38. I am so very sorry Charlie x

  39. Thankyou for sharing Ruby and Rosie with us over the years Charlie. Love and prayers for you guys, I know it’s going to be a tough time sweetie xo xo

  40. Quietly sharing your grief . . . . truly thinking of you all fully understanding how all of you must feel . . .. have been there myself as have many of us . . .

  41. Hugs Charlie!

  42. Oh, Charlie, my heart aches for each of you. I have taken a long break from the internet and this is not what I wanted to find on my return. Like all of your readers, I feel like I know your kids and pets–and I share in your sorrow. I still mourn my Angus…and every other beloved member of my pet family. They are such a part of us and they teach us what we need to know about unconditional love. Rest in peace, precious Ruby.

  43. I’m so sorry Charlie and to the rest of the family as well. Sending you lots of love. She sure had a wonderful life with the best human mum a girl could ever hope for xx

  44. I’m so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you all.

  45. Charlie, how very sad. You are facing it bravely, & I send you lots of love.

  46. This made me cry Charlie. How very sad for all your family. I’m sure Ruby had a wonderful like with you.

  47. Sending love xx

  48. Sending much love to you Charlie. Xx

  49. Oh Charlie, I am so sorry, how awful… but what wonderful hours she is spending with you, she is happy dog right now and I’m sure she knows how much you all love her. There is not much else I can say, except be strong, for her.

  50. What gorgeous photos! I almost feel like I know her through them. Farewelling a beloved pet is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you.

  51. I’m so sorry Charlie. Sending you and the family my love xx

  52. A truly difficult period for you and your family sending love and condolence.

  53. Melissa Batten says:

    Beautiful little girl. Fly high sweet Ruby. I’m so sorry for you Charlie, I hate having to lose them, it’s almost unbearable xxxxxx

  54. Oh, Charlie, so sorry to hear this! Losing the ones you love is always so hard, isn’t it? Too many cuddles are indeed never enough — love that saying. My heart goes out to you and your family. And most of all to Rosie — she’ll miss Ruby more than any of you, I’ll bet.

  55. A very sad time for you and the family… heartbreaking. Sending hugs xoxo

  56. My condolences to you, your family and Rosie. Your heart breaks when you lose a loved one but your world has been better for having Ruby in your lives and you will remember the good times with fondness. Hugs xx

  57. So sorry to hear the sad news about Ruby. Am sending you and family warm thoughts. She will be remembered fondly by your family and by all of us who have seen her sitting in the corner of your kitchen for so long – and I am sure this blog will help to keep her memory alive. And hope Rosie is not pining too much.

  58. I’m so sorry Charlie – my thoughts are with you and your family. I have loved seeing her on your blog and know she will be sorely missed but fondly remembered. I hope you and Rosie are doing ok xox

  59. So sad Charlie, I’m really sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you are all doing okay. Xx

  60. Oh, I am so sorry Charlie. So incredibly hard to say goodbye to our loyal fur family members. I’m crying just reading your loving words. Take your time to celebrate, remember and grieve. Will be thinking of you and your family.

  61. My deepest condolences, Charlie. <3 to you, yours and your darling Ruby <3

  62. Thinking of you!!

  63. Oh Charlie, I had to say good bye to my beloved Sally at the end of last month my heart breaks for you and your family. Lots of love and hugs.

  64. So sorry to read about Ruby. 🙁 All of these pictures show was a sweetie she was and how loved she was. Lots of hugs!


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