Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

Romance is good for your heart!


Posted on Sep 16, 2015 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth


Hello y’all – Sorry for the late hour. I usually post first thing in the morning, but the day didn’t go quite as planned. Murphy’s Law and all that.

That cute little fur monster is Ruby, my daughter’s new puppy. Ruby was quarantined for seven days with a contagious canine cold, but she was set free yesterday and integrated into our household with little fuss. Our older dogs, Rigby and Penny, accepted her into the fold with no more than a few curious sniffs, and although the cats were less impressed, there isn’t much to report about that either. Luna is above caring, and Tabitha has expressed her displeasure with a puffed out tail and indignant hisses which Ruby ignores with gleeful puppy abandon.

We have learned in the last 24 hours that Ruby has a particular liking for leather sneakers and anything that squeaks. She also follows the rule of “monkey see, monkey do, monkey get in trouble too,” and is taking her cues from Rigby and Penny. Fortunately, Rigby and Penny are well-behaved and have taught Ruby to sit while waiting for a treat, but I’m curious to see what happens when Ruby is partnered with Ralph, Christina’s boyfriend’s pup. I have a feeling the two of them will find some serious trouble to get into.

This week’s installment of Observations From the Tub will be deferred, as will next Monday’s Pawsitive Pondering. My son and daughter-in-law are coming to visit, and I’ve got writing deadlines to meet in order to spend time with them, so blogging takes a backseat, Buttercup! I’ll be back next Wednesday to tell you more of the Naked Truth.  See you then! 🙂


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14 Responses to "Ruby-Doobie-Doo!"

  1. Comment by Rob
    September 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm  

    Hurry back. ” . . . monkey get into trouble, too.” Hilarious!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 19, 2015 at 9:14 am  

      Monkey was getting in trouble this morning already. lol

  2. Comment by Claudia
    September 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm  

    Ah, what a sweet face!!!! She is going to be fun!!!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 19, 2015 at 9:14 am  

      It’s like having a toddler again, Claudia!

  3. Comment by Sioux
    September 17, 2015 at 6:21 am  

    That Ralph… He sounds like a trouble-maker. 😉

    Have fun with your son and daughter-in-law, along with all the four-legged ones.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 19, 2015 at 9:21 am  

      You know we will! Family day on the lake tomorrow. 🙂

  4. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    September 17, 2015 at 7:42 am  

    How awesome that you are surrounded by family and friends who love those sweet dogs as much as you! Your home must be a very happy place! Enjoy the visit from your son and his wife – good for you for making time to be with them. Miss you, Lisa!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 19, 2015 at 9:22 am  

      Thanks! Miss you, too, Deb. Don’t suppose you have an Atlanta visit planned for anytime in the future, do you? We need to stage an Inklets reunion. 🙂

  5. Comment by Pat
    September 18, 2015 at 10:51 am  

    What an adorable face! Your pack is growing in a delightful way.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 19, 2015 at 9:23 am  

      It wasn’t so delightful a few minutes ago when Ruby thought it would be fun to chase the cat. Luna took off for parts unknown, and Ruby received her first real scolding. lol

  6. Comment by Tammy
    September 19, 2015 at 11:03 am  

    What a happy household! Enjoy the kids, both furry and non-furry.

  7. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    September 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm  

    Such a cutie. I’m behind in reading your blog this week so I hope you’ve been having a great visit with you son and daughter-in-law.

    I’m curious about how the books signing went. 🙂 It was last weekend, right?

  8. Comment by Karen Lange
    September 22, 2015 at 8:27 am  

    Ruby is a cutie! I am sure there will be even more adventures with her around. 🙂 Wishing you all the best with the writing.

  9. Comment by Lynn Obermoeller
    September 24, 2015 at 6:45 pm  

    Rooby-Doobie-Doo looks like a stinker!

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