In with the old and the new

Out with the old and in with the new?

Yes, out with old worries, grudges and bad habits

As long as you’re not replacing them with new ones.

As for us, we have something new for the New Year —

Meet Ruby, Oscar’s great-granddaughter.

We’re fostering her for a few months before she’s due to go off to the breeders again for another litter of puppies.

Ruby copy

As for the old —

Well, Oscar makes life golden with his sweet, white face

And humour and grace.

He doesn’t really have white hair – these are his wisdom highlights!

Wishing you all a new year filled with light, strength, beauty, good health and laughter.


For more good wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

93 responses

  1. Oh Fi, she’s gorgeous! Good luck sending her back – I know I would never be able to resist those eyes. Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year with Miss Ruby Tuesday. And special wishes for dear Oscar.

    December 30, 2013 at 15:16

  2. Happy New Year, Fiona!

    December 30, 2013 at 15:37

  3. I like the idea of wisdom highlights. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year.

    December 30, 2013 at 15:48

  4. wisdom highlights…ha…i need to start calling my grey hairs in my beard wisdom highlights….
    beautiful pups….

    December 30, 2013 at 15:52

  5. Yes LadyFi! You know how to make our hearts melt when we see both Ruby and Oscar look at us. Happy New Year.

    December 30, 2013 at 16:12

  6. Awww ! Happy new year Oscar:) and new year wishes for the rest of the family!

    December 30, 2013 at 16:22

  7. Don

    Happy new year to you as well, Fiona. May all that is good be yours. To Oscar as well.

    December 30, 2013 at 16:42

  8. Vilken fin hund
    Å snyggt fotat

    December 30, 2013 at 16:53

  9. Forest So Green

    Happy New Year :) Annie

    December 30, 2013 at 16:54

  10. Such lovely photos of Oscar:) Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2013 at 16:56

  11. What a pair to snuggle with!:)

    December 30, 2013 at 17:00

  12. I always love to see Oscar and Ruby! Such happy dogs and four-legged family members!! I hope all of you have a beautiful and very Happy New Year! Enjoy!!


    December 30, 2013 at 17:05

  13. adorable pups. glad you get to keep ruby for a while!

    December 30, 2013 at 17:05

  14. All the best for you in 2014 Lady Fi!
    and please keep on brightening our lives with your beautiful photos and poems…:)

    December 30, 2013 at 17:35

  15. Al

    I can see the family resemblance between those two dogs:) Have a very Happy New Year! (We’re looking after a dog for a couple of weeks too.)

    December 30, 2013 at 17:37

  16. I would not be able to give up that dog. She looks like a total sweetheart.

    December 30, 2013 at 17:45

  17. Ruby’s as beautiful as Oscar is handsome.

    December 30, 2013 at 17:56

  18. Pilar Guerrero

    How lovely!
    I’ve been a cat lover for decades, but I must admit that dogs like yours really make want to have a Ruby or an Oscar!
    Happy new year to you as well!
    Best wishes from Chile:)

    December 30, 2013 at 18:03

  19. Awww, they are both so cute! If I could have any more puppies I’d love to have some of Ruby’s:)

    December 30, 2013 at 18:14

  20. It’s the season to ring out the old and ring in the new. Those loyalists are gorgeous:-)

    December 30, 2013 at 18:27

  21. Cute and fun, this grandson is so handsome like him! Happy 2014! Leovi.

    December 30, 2013 at 18:39

  22. If Ruby is as sweet as Oscar, she’s going to be hard to let go. Beautiful dogs.

    December 30, 2013 at 19:06

  23. Well, now I can see where Oscar gets his dynamic good looks from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 30, 2013 at 19:08

  24. Fi, that’s adorable pups.:-) I like the small details such as snow on their mouth & curious eyes.

    December 30, 2013 at 20:01

  25. Both Oscar and Ruby are simply gorgeous. A home with either (or both) in it would be a haven. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    December 30, 2013 at 20:21

  26. Great looking dogs – I’m sure you would have fun with both of them around.

    December 30, 2013 at 20:39

  27. Lovely pair of dogs, Happy New Year 😃

    December 30, 2013 at 20:58

  28. Such beautiful and sweet companions!:-)

    I am ready, out with the old, in with a new, shiny year!
    A very happy New Year to you and your loved ones,

    December 30, 2013 at 21:21

  29. Isn’t he precious, happy new year 2014.

    December 30, 2013 at 21:23

  30. Such sweet photos!!!

    December 30, 2013 at 21:29

  31. Beautiful Dog and stunning portrait photos, so cute

    December 30, 2013 at 21:39

  32. Oh I bet Oscar likes the company!! He does have a wise face. 😉

    December 30, 2013 at 21:47

  33. So cute! Wishing you & yours a healthy 2014 Lady Fi.

    December 30, 2013 at 21:47

  34. Ruby looks like she has had a snow kiss! All the best in the year ahead–can you believe it will soon be 2014?

    December 30, 2013 at 23:10

  35. Both Ruby and Oscar are cuties! Great shots!
    Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

    December 30, 2013 at 23:23

  36. Hi! You and Oscar made me very happy this year. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

    December 30, 2013 at 23:59

  37. Happy New Year to Ruby and Oscar as well as the human family! Might there be a puppy on your horizon? Oscar would be a good teacher…

    December 31, 2013 at 00:04

  38. So cute!
    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 00:14

  39. She favors her great-grandpa!:) Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 00:27

  40. I always love seeing Oscar here, and Ruby is just beautiful.
    Happy New Year, Fiona!

    December 31, 2013 at 00:50

  41. How lovely a post to end our year with joy and sparkle. Thank you ♥

    December 31, 2013 at 01:23

  42. thesmittenimage

    Awww Ruby is so cute. I bet Oscar will have a blast with his great-grand-dogger.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

    December 31, 2013 at 01:38

  43. They are adorable. She sure knows how to use those eyes!

    December 31, 2013 at 03:25

  44. Happy holidays! Our McGee’s mother was named Ruby. :)

    December 31, 2013 at 04:39

  45. They are so precious! Hope your new year is awesome.

    December 31, 2013 at 06:51

  46. How wonderful to have the two of them for a while. Ruby looks like a darling, and a good companion for Oscar.
    Lindy sends a happy “woof” to Oscar and Ruby.
    Happy to New Year to you and yours.

    December 31, 2013 at 07:32

  47. Wish you a very Happy and FunFilled 2014.

    December 31, 2013 at 08:02

  48. Wish you a very Happy and Fun Filled 2014.

    December 31, 2013 at 08:08

  49. He is gorgeous ! No wonder that he has to make puppies, lol !
    Happy New Year !

    December 31, 2013 at 08:26

  50. Dearest Lady-Fi;
    They look so LOVELY♡♡♡ I wonder if this will be posted. Well, I will post for “Our World Tuesday” tomorrow morning Jan.1. I always appreciate you for hosting.
    Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    December 31, 2013 at 08:42

    • Oh My!!! It worked. WordPress let me connect you. Feel like a new year present♡♡♡

      December 31, 2013 at 08:44

  51. Old or new, very cute.

    December 31, 2013 at 09:23

  52. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:19

  53. indrani

    I like the look.
    Happy New year to you and yours!

    December 31, 2013 at 11:15

  54. What a lovely treat to have Oscars line come to stay. She is as beautiful as her great granddaddy……it’s those eyes, how can you ever say no!
    I am busy throwing out all sorts of accumulated rubbish from the deepest corners of cupboards…..hoping it will leave some lovely open space for the new:-) Happy Hogmanay Xx

    December 31, 2013 at 11:42

  55. Much health and happiness to you and your family for 2014. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful meme.

    December 31, 2013 at 12:28

  56. What an awesome image! Happy New Year to you!

    December 31, 2013 at 13:07

  57. Ruby certainly takes after her great-grandsire – she’s a fine-looking girl!

    December 31, 2013 at 13:13

  58. Happy New Year to you and yours, including the pets that bring added wonder to your blog!

    December 31, 2013 at 13:57

  59. Happy New Year to you and your family .
    Greetings from Romania!

    December 31, 2013 at 14:00

  60. Maggie May

    They are both lovely dogs.
    Have a really Happy New Year and I hope that you had a very good Christmas too.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

    December 31, 2013 at 15:00

  61. cute Oscar!

    December 31, 2013 at 15:28

  62. Wisdom highlights! I love that -I have plenty of them myself . Wonderful portraits , lovely words! All the besr for 2014!

    December 31, 2013 at 15:29

  63. they are both awfully sweet….but that Oscar!

    December 31, 2013 at 15:46

  64. These are absolutely awwww images!!

    Wish you and yours a brilliant 2014!!

    December 31, 2013 at 15:49

  65. Adorable expression on and just fun to see..Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 16:46

  66. Oh how wonderful. I hope Ruby comes back to you with more addition to the family. Your old and new are truly beautiful. Such blessings they are.
    Happy New Year to you and all the best in 2014.

    December 31, 2013 at 17:55

  67. I think Oscar may be sleeping better these nights then with the more activity in the house–namely Ruby.

    Happy New Year Lady Fi.

    December 31, 2013 at 18:09

  68. They are both beautiful dogs. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 18:52

  69. Happy 2014 to you and yours. My wish for you is a year full of lots of JOY, PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS.

    Happy New Year.

    December 31, 2013 at 20:37

  70. Both are beautiful dogs. I like Oscar’s ‘wisdom highlights’, I’m going to use that term to describe mine. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 20:46

  71. Happy New Year my blogfriend! Hugs to your fourlegged ones.
    Så söta de är!!
    Gott Nytt År!
    Kram Majsan//

    December 31, 2013 at 22:20

  72. Lovely post.

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    January 1, 2014 at 01:53

  73. Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2014 at 04:48

  74. onceupona

    What a gorgeous dog! How will you ever say goodbye!! And of course there’s handsome Oscar:) Happy New Year! Danette

    January 1, 2014 at 07:48

  75. Splendid family shots! There is a certain resemblance!!

    Thanks for all the comments over the past year.

    Cheers and have a good New Year – Stewart M – Melbourne

    January 1, 2014 at 08:12

  76. Wisdom highlights! Now I know – that’s what I’ve got!

    January 1, 2014 at 09:55

  77. A very Happy New Year to you, Fiona! And to Ruby and the most beautiful, Oscar as well:) I hope your 2014 is filled with joy and happiness!

    January 1, 2014 at 18:35

  78. OOOO,
    my heart just melted all over the wooden floor.
    Xxx Happy 2014 to you ALL)))! Xxxx

    January 1, 2014 at 20:39

  79. ds

    Ruby is gorgeous! I’d never be able to give her up…and wonderful Oscar with his wisdom highlights (!). Happy New Year to you all!

    January 1, 2014 at 23:25

  80. She is beautiful…how wonderful to have both living with you for now.

    Happiest wishes for 2014.


    January 2, 2014 at 03:14

  81. Happy New Year

    January 2, 2014 at 07:58

  82. adorable

    January 2, 2014 at 09:22

  83. I love the dusted snowy nose


    January 2, 2014 at 20:18

  84. Oscar is wonderful — he has passed on great genes. I think I’d probably have to say my white hair is just white hair, because I am not as wise as Oscar.

    January 3, 2014 at 04:11

  85. hee hee…
    Oscar seems like he’s such a good dog. «Louis» always enjoys seeing him in your posts. He reminds «Louis» of Kelly at Mammoth Lakes Daily Photo.

    «Louis» wishes you all the very best for this New Year!

    January 3, 2014 at 18:05

  86. Ela

    He has so sweet face and I can see he is friendly.

    January 3, 2014 at 22:39

  87. Pat

    What fantastic faces!
    Very nice photos of these two cuties…

    January 7, 2014 at 06:58

  88. Oh, what a lovely post!! Ruby is so cute and Oscar looks great fine with his wisdom highlights!:-)
    Hoep you had a great time, all of you!
    Dina x

    January 12, 2014 at 16:35

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