February 1, 2011

Total Ownage

Filed under: AireTails — admin @ 3:45 am

It has been a little more than 30 hours since we got home with Ruby and Otis, and I must confess that I have been OWNED… They are GREAT!  Here’s a little of what I have learned about them in the past 30 hrs:


Otis out for a walk

Otis out for a walk

Otis is a total goofball.  All he wants to do is play and be rubbed. (given the choice, he’ll take being rubbed over anything else.)

Last night, they picked their preferred spots.  Otis’ preferred spot is on my feet.  Not AT my feet … ON my feet. As I sit on the couch, he’ll sit right in front of me, between my legs, and make me rub him.  (Okay, well, he doesn’t really make me do it, but if I stop, he turns around and looks at me as if to say “Why did you stop?”)  As I rub him, he slowly melts, until he is laying on the floor, totally stretched out, his chest ON my feet.  At one point, while I was rubbing him, he just threw himself backward on me and slid down my leg, until he was a pile of complete relaxation … yes … ON my feet!

This morning after our walk, he went one step further … he started off all stretched out, and then rolled till his back was … ON my feet, and he was belly up so he could get a belly rub.


Ruby Visiting the Neighbors

Ruby Visiting the Neighbors

Ruby is “The Boss”.  She’s a no-nonsense girl and she wants Otis to know it. She’s also very loving and devoted.  She also reminds me of Sam (the Airedale I had growing up) in many ways, right down to the sigh she gives when she lays down sometimes. 

This morning, while I was in the bathroom getting ready for work, I heard someone sniffing at the bottom of the door.  When I came out of the bathroom, there she was, laying right at the door, waiting for me to come out! She jumped up and was so happy to see me, you would have thought I was gone for a week!

She manages to get in her share of attention, in spite of Otis’ constant butting-in. She is such a sweetheart, but she won’t think twice about hogging the toys and telling Otis a thing or two in the process.


Currently, they are sacked out on the floor. Well, Otis is.  Ruby is laying there, resting, but with her eyes open. She’s fighting the urge to fall asleep.  Maybe she feels that this new home is too good to be true, and she worries that it will all come to an end. Hopefully we’ll be able to put away any fears or worries she may have.  She’s almost asleep now.  Otis is snoring away.  I think that pretty much sums up the pair of them.

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