Hi Steemians, I am happy to make my input on this week's contest. When Pets are mentioned then I have to be involved, so thank you @lidiasteem for the wonderful contest.
Whoever coined the saying that "Dogs are a man's best friend" needs to be thanked and I am sure they must have had their best experience and it is very painful if you lose them.
She is the first dog that I had the opportunity of owning, she was wonderful in every aspect.
- First thing to know about Ruby is that she was an attention monger. She would always eager her tails, waiting for you to give her a belly which if not received would result in barking. She was always on the lookout of when you are either going out or coming back, she would roll on the floor, freeing herself of sands that she had accumulated on your body. Honestly, sometimes I look out for the wagging of tails and little barks that welcomes you anything you are in their presence indicating her happiness at seeing you, and they were the highlights of the day.
- She was also very Sensitive, Observant and Protective. She had a great sense of smell and hearing. She was very in tune with environment and never lets anything slide just like that. Nothing comes into the house without her knowing. She knows where almost everything is in our compound, and that way if a new thing comes she would bark until someone comes out to either see what is making her bark or stop her by petting her.
- Inspite of being a super being, she is still a living being, who has to taken care health wise and mentally. In July 2019, she became very sick it had us more worried than usual. She wouldn't see, she would bark, my Ruby was no longer herself, she was always writhing in pains. My mom took her to the Vetenairy and there they discovered she had kidney problems. It wasn't funny that period, we did all we could to make sure she survived the sickness, to no avail. We later took her to the doctor who gave her and injection, she said it was for a painless death. That was how I lost my best friend in 2019 but my parents later brought home another dog.
Always be careful and observant where your pets are, they could be passing off an important message that could be missed if you are not observant about their body movements. Ruby bold and courageous, sensitive but also have feelings. Statistics has shown that one who spends time with a pet is happy, has no or little record of blood pressure. That being said, spend time with them, make them happy and in return make yourself happy. Enjoy.