Puppy love

Indulge me a little

As I talk about love and dogs.

(This is an old photo – but one of my favourites.)

Best buddies copy

Oscar, our dog, came to us

When he was four and a half.

He has taught us so much

About love and companionship.

(My son took this picture of Oscar, 11.5, and me.)

Fuzzy buddy

Ruby, 5, is our foster dog and has been with us since December.

She was mated and grew larger and larger.

Towards the end of her pregnancy, she didn’t go far

But loved the coolness of the late evening light.

Ruby light

We thought she might have three or four pups inside her (like the first litter of pups she had last year),

But she surprised us all by giving birth to eight healthy puppies.

This is a photo the breeder sent me on the same day as the birth.

I’d say love conquers all, wouldn’t you?

Ruby

For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

112 responses

  1. Thanks for telling us about the dogs you have fostered, I’ll bet they love you!

    July 14, 2014 at 14:42

  2. Beautiful story of your dogs you’ve fostered – it’s a wonderful thing you guys are doing.

    July 14, 2014 at 15:07

    • Oscar is our own dog – we adopted him when he was 4.5 years old. Ruby is our foster dog.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 18:08

  3. oh, my goodness! 8!!!

    July 14, 2014 at 15:17

  4. A sweet look at the past. :)

    July 14, 2014 at 15:32

  5. Don

    Beautiful ! :)

    July 14, 2014 at 15:47

  6. Hooray for 8! And your son obviously has a good eye for photography as well.

    July 14, 2014 at 16:07

  7. Wonderful photos! Yes, love is very powerful.

    July 14, 2014 at 16:14

  8. I’m glad Ruby had eight healthy puppies. I really like your first picture and the photo your son took.

    July 14, 2014 at 16:26

  9. daryledelstein

    do you get pick of the litter?

    July 14, 2014 at 16:35

    • Oh no – we want Ruby back!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 18:07

  10. My heart is busting, Lady Fi.

    LOVELY, fabulous photos. Love the one w/ you in the field of flowers. WOW! xxxxxxxxx

    I still have Oscar’s photo on my fridge.

    July 14, 2014 at 16:37

  11. wow look at all those pups…
    you have some amazing friends in your dogs…that first pic
    is def really cool….

    July 14, 2014 at 16:40

  12. Anonymous

    Congrats! Tyra expects her puppies on 31th JUly. I know its at least 4

    July 14, 2014 at 16:51

    • Ah – stor grattis!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 18:05

  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! :-)

    July 14, 2014 at 17:01

  14. You a blessed first with Oscar and now with Ruby:)

    July 14, 2014 at 17:25

  15. You are blessed indeed and so are Oscar and Ruby!! I do so miss my Sam Schnauzer — my best friend for nearly 12 years and such a sad way for him to have to go!! Thanks for sharing, as always!! Hope all of you have a wonderful week!!

    July 14, 2014 at 17:56

    • Oh, you must miss him so much… Hugs!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 18:04

  16. Such beautiful shots and lots of puppy love!

    July 14, 2014 at 18:09

  17. It is always nice to know that they like us. We must have some virtues afer all. :-)

    July 14, 2014 at 18:37

  18. that first picture is such a stunner! growing up i never had pets. my husband however grew up with dogs. two years ago when we moved neighborhoods and moved from an apartment to a house, we found our Foxy wandering the streets. he was around 4 months old and with no home. we took him in and we are so thankful for the day we found him. he is such a sweetie and has brought so much happiness to our family.

    July 14, 2014 at 18:49

    • Thank you for sharing such a lovely story.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 21:15

  19. That first photo blew me away. But I love all of them! Dogs are such a part of my life. And although puppies are adorable, I’ve never had one. Older dogs with a history fascinate me. We get our dogs from shelters and have had such wonderful success with these mysterious creatures. Harry is loving and a calm 12 year old big guy. He’s terrified of fireworks and sensitive to loud noises. Zoe is a minx and the happiest girl I’ve ever known. Honey was a “war dog” but the scars never made us love her less and in fact, she was more beautiful because of them.

    July 14, 2014 at 19:02

    • Oh, your dogs sound wonderful. I’m with you – I’ve never had a puppy – I love older dogs too!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 21:14

  20. thesmittenimage

    Eight little wriggling bundles of sweet puppy love. How adorable! :)

    July 14, 2014 at 19:09

  21. Great post . GOlden love abounds here

    July 14, 2014 at 19:10

  22. How Sweet :)

    July 14, 2014 at 19:50

  23. Golden retrievers are the best family dogs. Your son did a remarkable job capturing you with Oscar. Very special photos. Best of luck to the litter of EIGHT! Mercy!

    July 14, 2014 at 20:15

    • Thanks. The puppies are at the breeders (not with us – good lord no!) and they already have buyers for them. Ruby is our foster dog.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 14, 2014 at 21:11

  24. Great post. I love all the shots and the one of mom with her litter is priceless.

    July 14, 2014 at 20:36

  25. OMG! I love your dogs, your words and the emotion behind them!…:)JP

    July 14, 2014 at 21:54

  26. Ela

    Great shots and so lovely family of dogs :)

    July 14, 2014 at 22:36

  27. First of all, I can see why that first photo is a favourite of yours. It’s absolutely stunning.

    What a great (dog) family you have! :-) Beautiful.

    July 14, 2014 at 22:37

  28. Such beautiful photos of the dogs and scenery. I can see why you love the dogs!

    July 14, 2014 at 23:15

  29. Wonderful photos!Eight puppies – how great!

    July 14, 2014 at 23:17

  30. Ruby – I don’t know why I want to call her Rusty… She looks like she has her paws full!

    July 14, 2014 at 23:19

  31. Wonderful post! 3

    July 14, 2014 at 23:19

  32. This is truly such a beautiful post, Fi.
    I truly think that life is simply not complete without a dog or two.
    Any animal that you love, for that matter.

    July 14, 2014 at 23:47

  33. Anonymous

    Beautiful photos, a great tribute to Oscar and Ruby!

    July 15, 2014 at 00:04

  34. Aw, those puppies and their mama are precious. Dogs are such sweet and faithful companions and I always enjoy your photos of Oscar.

    July 15, 2014 at 00:05

  35. Amen to that, my lovely friend!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

    July 15, 2014 at 00:07

  36. What a beautiful, proud Mama. Thanks for sharing. And I love that photo of you in that glorious, yellow field with the most wonderful Oscar.

    July 15, 2014 at 00:44

  37. Lovely shot of your lake, such a peaceful place! And I love the photo of you and your Oscar. He is beautiful. Congrats to Ruby the new mommy. Love the puppies.. Enjoy your week!

    July 15, 2014 at 00:52

  38. I’ll indulge you a lot when it comes to sharing your gorgeous pics of your pups (and you!)

    July 15, 2014 at 02:45

  39. So sweet! Will Ruby come back to your home? That first picture is incredibly beautiful as well. Because of how we live, dogs are out of the equation, so I love the pictures and information you share (as I love visiting our kids’ dogs).

    July 15, 2014 at 03:58

    • Yes, we hope Ruby will come back to us after the puppies have left.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 15, 2014 at 07:03

  40. Awwww, how sweet and I bet Ruby is a wonderful mother.

    July 15, 2014 at 04:35

  41. Joy

    So beautiful and touching pictures!

    July 15, 2014 at 05:49

  42. Pretty special, great things to have in your life.

    July 15, 2014 at 06:06

  43. Smiling from ‘ear to ear’ :)
    Simply loved this post.

    July 15, 2014 at 06:14

  44. Wonderful shots. He is very adorable.

    July 15, 2014 at 06:39

  45. indrani

    Very dreamy and lovely captures.

    July 15, 2014 at 07:11

  46. Both Oscar and Ruby look like wonderful dogs! Ruby looked very happy and proud of her litter of pups.The photo of you with Oscar sitting among the flowers is so lovely, Lady Fi!

    July 15, 2014 at 07:17

  47. A love inducing post!!

    July 15, 2014 at 07:58

  48. Wonderful, lovely, gorgeous photos!

    July 15, 2014 at 08:08

  49. Wonderful!

    July 15, 2014 at 08:12

  50. magnifique ce premier cliché

    July 15, 2014 at 09:13

  51. miyahde

    Hi, Lady fi; GORGEOUS dog Oscar is and Ruby, too♡♡♡ Your pictures are FABULOUS; Thank you very much for hosting.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    July 15, 2014 at 09:13

  52. What adorable photos.

    July 15, 2014 at 10:45

  53. Congratulations to Ruby – glad to know she and her puppies are doing so well!

    July 15, 2014 at 12:18

  54. I can see why you love that photo! It’s absolutely magical!

    July 15, 2014 at 12:38

  55. Congratulations on all those healthy puppies. Sweet post!

    July 15, 2014 at 13:02

  56. Beautiful story of your dogs Thank you for share it for us

    July 15, 2014 at 13:16

  57. If you could only bottle it and sell it! (The love, not the puppy.)

    July 15, 2014 at 13:33

  58. Beautiful shots, we have three dogs and I can’t imagine life without them.

    July 15, 2014 at 13:39

  59. And they make such great photo subjects. Love those big love shots.

    July 15, 2014 at 13:53

  60. Oscar and Ruby are both beautiful dogs. I’m a dog lover. We have Fergus, but would love another to keep him company. We think maybe next year.

    July 15, 2014 at 14:12

  61. Wonderful and loving post with great shots for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    July 15, 2014 at 15:05

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  63. I would say it certainly does. What gorgeous dogs and precious pictures. I love taking photos of dogs!!! Their faces are so wonderful. Thanks for visiting IHATH for Javier’s birthday. He is our baby and we love him so much!

    July 15, 2014 at 16:37

  64. Beautiful pictures i These dogs are so friendly and kind but good wardens too. I love the one of my friend, his name is Charlie !

    July 15, 2014 at 16:39

  65. onceupona

    Love that photo of you and Oscar! And how lovely that there were so many beautiful puppies!! Cheers, Danette

    July 15, 2014 at 17:17

  66. You have expressed beautifully the impact our pets have on our lives. I really loved this post. Thank you, as well, for the work you do to keep Our World Tuesday in great shape!

    July 15, 2014 at 19:10

  67. Many congrats to Ruby for such a wonderful litter. Do you get to see the pups later?

    Jen

    July 15, 2014 at 20:11

  68. The first photo is awesome and your son takes nice photo, too!

    July 15, 2014 at 21:31

  69. Lovely pictures – especially the one of you with your arms around the dog on the beautiful field! Great little puppies!

    July 15, 2014 at 21:59

  70. Pat

    Magnificent series! a big favorite for the first that has a lot of charm avce this remarkable sky! a love of dog! good week

    July 15, 2014 at 22:09

  71. o, so sweet :)

    July 15, 2014 at 22:25

  72. oh gorgeously heart-warming!

    July 15, 2014 at 23:50

  73. Pat

    What a large litter of beautiful pups!
    A wonderful post.

    July 15, 2014 at 23:59

  74. Beautiful dogs…and what a healthy looking litter.

    July 16, 2014 at 01:30

  75. Pure love, absolute joy!

    July 16, 2014 at 01:36

  76. Al

    Eight puppies – that’s impressive!

    July 16, 2014 at 01:42

  77. How sweet! When my boys were growing up we had Golden Retrievers and even bred one of them. They are the most wonderful dogs…smart and loving! Hugs, diane

    July 16, 2014 at 02:13

  78. Love does, indeed! Thanks for sharing your magnificent friends with us!

    July 16, 2014 at 03:17

    • Oh so sweet. Love conquers all indeed. Beautiful photos, beautiful dogs. Your shot with Oscar is very lovely.

      July 16, 2014 at 04:28

  79. I LOVE the photo of you and Oscar and all those dandelions.
    I’m moved to tears now & then missing our good old boy, McGee.. A dog’s love is a treasure. And puppies are such a joy!
    McGee’s mom was also named Ruby, he was one of 9 pups, all males! Ruby looks like a wonderful, proud, loving mother.

    July 16, 2014 at 04:49

  80. The dog and puppies – adorable, and the first two shots are just stunning!

    July 16, 2014 at 05:24

  81. Hi There, I can certainly understand how that first photo could be a favorite. It is definitely one that should be framed. Gorgeous!!!

    So Ruby had 8 pups???? No wonder she was so large –and probably miserable before her babies came!!!! She a beauty –just like Oscar.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 16, 2014 at 05:49

  82. I really like the photo of you and Oscar. Thanks for sharing it!

    July 16, 2014 at 07:05

  83. Beautiful images, specially the first one at the golden hour, the place looks amazing! Great family.

    July 16, 2014 at 08:07

  84. Wonderful images, beautiful story of your dogs:) Greetings

    July 16, 2014 at 08:59

  85. It’s so good to be back and to have a look to a part of the world through the lens and eyes of good friends lovers of big and small details captured from nature and neighbored or critters of all kind!!..congrats for the birth of the eight puppies! I’ll do my best to see what i missed while i’ve been in my holiday summer… so please forgive my absence – mea culpa – i’ll catch back in the rhythm of posting news… Have a good day and a superbissim summer time!!!

    July 16, 2014 at 09:58

  86. Your dogs are both wonderful and lovely.
    Best regards, Synnöve

    July 16, 2014 at 10:19

  87. The first photo is beautiful, such an ethereal quality to it. Your dogs are a blessing.

    July 16, 2014 at 11:44

  88. Starting with that spectacular shot of the sun and sky, the post of the dogs is excellent. It takes us along right down to the eight puppies. Very well done.

    July 16, 2014 at 16:13

  89. They become our family and we learn a lot from them. My dad has many dogs, I don’t know the exact number. Whenever I go, there is an addition. Beautiful photos, I too loved the first.

    July 16, 2014 at 16:36

  90. Oh! How I love the light in your photos!!!! 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pups!!!! How amazing!!! She is beautiful!!!!! Yes! If you watch closely animals can teach us so much. Lovely post!

    July 16, 2014 at 17:20

  91. SO IRONIC!! I just posted about my cat named Ruby today! What are the odds!? Such beautiful furry friends :)

    July 16, 2014 at 18:30

  92. JM

    No wonder the old photo is one of your favourites. WOW!

    July 16, 2014 at 18:52

  93. Awesome stories told here thought the fabulous photos! Glad seeing you there Ladyfi :)

    July 16, 2014 at 19:01

  94. I love the picture your son took of you and Oscar and the picture you took of Ruby sitting in front of the tree with the sunlight in between the branches. How did you get her to sit at such perfect location? :-)
    EmCi

    July 17, 2014 at 05:52

  95. Beautiful photos, wonderful first!

    July 17, 2014 at 09:34

  96. Flotte bilder alle sammen, men jeg er nok mest begeistret for det første. Det er bare så nydelig!

    July 17, 2014 at 15:29

  97. Beautiful series, stunning photos

    July 17, 2014 at 15:59

  98. Your posts (and photos) are always outstanding. I too have a strong love for dogs, and we plan on getting a puppy for our baby girl to grow up with.

    July 17, 2014 at 19:43

  99. There is nothing like the love of a puppy, no matter the age!

    July 17, 2014 at 23:16

  100. eh oui même les animaux sont aussi nos proches

    July 20, 2014 at 08:31

  101. Ruby is beautiful and I love the photograph of you with Oscar :)

    July 20, 2014 at 20:11

  102. Reblogged this on Kuba Kosy.

    August 15, 2014 at 21:06

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