Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.

On stone

Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.

Ruby wet copy

She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

Ruby shower

Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

Steaming copy

No matter how hard he tried,

Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!

Simson

In the meantime, RubyΒ remained at the top,

Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.

Sunny

For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.

 

92 responses

  1. Ruby is QUEEN of the World up there on that rock… Bet that water was COLD though… Hope you didn’t get too wet when she ‘showered’ you… ha ha … Poor Simpson. He looks like he wants to get on that rock also…

    Great post.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    March 16, 2015 at 15:24

    • The water is just above zero and the temp was minus 8 C, so it really was cold!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 16, 2015 at 20:16

  2. How adorable! Really love the images when she was shaking her furs with the light drops from behind! gorgeous images!

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    March 16, 2015 at 15:31

  3. I love those. Brave dog to jump in the cold, she looks very happy with herself.

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    March 16, 2015 at 15:41

  4. Well, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Great pics, capture the moment. πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 15:48

  5. wow !!!! – i love them all πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 15:52

  6. oh, such sweet babies!

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    March 16, 2015 at 16:17

  7. Simson seem bummed he can’t get on the rock.

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    March 16, 2015 at 16:54

  8. Leo

    Ze zit op haar troon…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 16:56

  9. Oh yes, isn’t she so beautiful, alive with the cold lake.

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    March 16, 2015 at 16:59

  10. What a gal, I can’t imagine swimming in that icy water!

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    March 16, 2015 at 17:03

  11. Oh, poor Simson..how he wish he could be up there on the tall rock with Ruby. Such fun and joy to see them enjoying themselves.

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    March 16, 2015 at 17:15

  12. Your titles are always such a lure — dog-gone it! πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 17:17

  13. Ruby is brave and beautiful. Simon is merely awesome and beautiful. It’s a win win! Such wonderful portraits of such lovely dogs!

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    March 16, 2015 at 17:26

  14. She is indeed a rock n roll queen!

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    March 16, 2015 at 17:55

  15. Love the shower of spray when Ruby shakes herself!

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    March 16, 2015 at 17:59

  16. Those are terrific shots of the beautiful Ruby! The shots are so clear, I can see all the strands of fur. Just like a wonderful painting. Happy St. Patrick’s day if you celebrate πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 19:51

  17. She is a dynamic dog Fiona!
    Simson looks forlorn …
    Beautifully captured.

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    March 16, 2015 at 19:56

  18. Adorable! πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:00

  19. Great and beautiful pictures!

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:28

  20. Great fast shots with the water droplets flying – magnificent! Lovely pups!

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:38

  21. Hi! Visiting from TO40 – Your photos are gorgeous and your writing is so lovely πŸ™‚ Thanks for the nice break in my day! BTW – I think everyone would love it if you shared a video of you peeling bananas with your toes!

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:46

  22. Adorable your dog !! I ‘love when it shakes !!

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:46

  23. Love your dog posts and photos! They certainly live life with gusto. πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:58

  24. Very nice pictures, great !!

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    March 16, 2015 at 21:22

  25. Queen Ruby ROCKKKKKKKKKKKS. xx

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    March 16, 2015 at 21:25

  26. Love these shots, it makes for a wonderful story πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2015 at 21:37

  27. Great post about your brave beautiful dogs.

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    March 16, 2015 at 22:20

  28. She’s the Queen of the castle!
    Gorgeous images, beautiful dogs.

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    March 16, 2015 at 22:22

  29. Ooooh that cold shower doesn’t sound good (for you). Everything else is wonderful! I hope Simpson got a treat even if he couldn’t jump up the rock. They are both so beautiful and happy looking.

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    March 16, 2015 at 22:35

  30. sylviakirk

    Oh, I do love your doggies!! Such great photos!! Thanks for the smiles!!!

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    March 16, 2015 at 22:57

  31. Fine portraits!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    March 16, 2015 at 23:14

  32. Beautiful shots of your very wet and fun loving doggie!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    March 16, 2015 at 23:28

  33. amazing Ruby can jump into that cold water.

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    March 16, 2015 at 23:36

  34. she should have icicles on her fur.

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    March 17, 2015 at 00:44

  35. Ron

    Fiona, I love how you captured the sprays of water and steam coming off Ruby’s fur. Faaaaabulous!

    Also, the expression on Simon’s face is so adorably priceless! What sweet eyes πŸ™‚

    Have a super week, my friend!
    X

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    March 17, 2015 at 00:52

  36. Ruby is beaut and so are your photos.

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    March 17, 2015 at 01:48

  37. Beautiful Photos!! Oh my, I just love the eyes of your dogs.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    March 17, 2015 at 02:39

  38. She made it easier to get such stunning photos of her too. Gorgeous shots, and I love the back light. Jen

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    March 17, 2015 at 03:13

  39. Ruby and Simson look pretty content, even in the cold ~ happy babies to have such a wonderful mum.

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    March 17, 2015 at 03:56

  40. I love how you have captured the sunlit drops and that expression on Simpson’s face!

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    March 17, 2015 at 04:09

  41. Awesome photos! I shared many such showers with our German shepherd. πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2015 at 05:51

  42. It must have felt wonderful to have the warm sun on his coat after the icy swim. Have a great week.

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    March 17, 2015 at 06:25

  43. I can just hear her thoughts–Nonny, nonny, nonny, you can’t get up here!!!!! HA!

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    March 17, 2015 at 06:30

  44. Adorable photos of a happy dog !

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    March 17, 2015 at 09:55

  45. What an incredible dog to endure such cold temperatures. She looks so regal up on that rock.

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    March 17, 2015 at 10:26

  46. daryledelstein

    Poor Simson bestest by a girl! He deserves a treat for trying …

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:10

  47. What a beauty!

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:34

  48. Heart warming captures!!

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:38

  49. What a whippersnapper Ruby is! Great warmth generated from those dogs…literally and figuratively speaking…:)JP

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:41

  50. I especially love the backlit photos of Ruby. She is a beauty!

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    March 17, 2015 at 12:44

  51. Wonderful happy images……….It never ceases to amaze me how they don’t notice the wet and cold……..until later!
    Blissfully living in the moment!

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    March 17, 2015 at 13:22

  52. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    That dog glows like an angel!

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    March 17, 2015 at 13:38

  53. Hi Lady Fi, Such sweet dogs … I can only imagine taking them on a walk … they would be the envy of the neighborhood! Thanks for sharing and have a great day! John

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    March 17, 2015 at 13:49

  54. Love these wet pictures a lot πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2015 at 13:59

  55. dNambiar

    Such adorable darlings. Lots of love to them. πŸ™‚
    And I wish you many more spring showers.

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    March 17, 2015 at 14:02

  56. Mac

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhh…beautiful pups…great shots of them

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    March 17, 2015 at 14:04

  57. Where’s Oscar’s old pal, Ollie?
    Haven’t seen him for ages too.

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    March 17, 2015 at 14:30

    • I wonder if you mean Oscar’s old pal, Frodo? His son….

      He died of cancer a few years ago aged only 5.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 17, 2015 at 15:09

  58. wow that picture with the snow in the background looked like blue skies with clouds for a second…
    ha, hope you did not get too wet…

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    March 17, 2015 at 15:09

  59. Wow…beautiful babies you have. Jumping of rocks is amazing. My Daisy is 12 years old and she never runs out of energy. I can’t wait for spring so that I can taker her our for a swim. She loves the water too.

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    March 17, 2015 at 15:15

  60. itsallaboutpurple

    awwwww, both are beautiful, enjoying the view wherever they are!!!

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    March 17, 2015 at 15:48

  61. ahhhh, wonderful!

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    March 17, 2015 at 17:04

  62. The expression on Simson’s face is hysterical. Someday, sweet boy. Someday. Meanwhile, Ruby is absolutely glorious. What presence!

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    March 17, 2015 at 17:37

  63. Wow! that is lots of fun time.

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    March 17, 2015 at 18:13

  64. Soooo adorable and brave (amazing Ruby jumps into that cold water)

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    March 17, 2015 at 18:32

  65. Such lovely clicks. Loved the partial silhouette specially πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2015 at 18:40

  66. Such a beauty! As always, your photos are breathtaking …

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    March 17, 2015 at 20:07

  67. inspiredbyjune

    The steaming shot is my favorite, and I feel sorry for Simson, poor baby. Those eyes say it all! Great series of shots!

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    March 17, 2015 at 20:44

  68. Ela

    Such sweet animals :)) Lovely photos :))
    Greetings

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    March 17, 2015 at 20:56

  69. Poor Simson! His face seems to suggest he thinks it’s totally unfair that Ruby is up there on top of the world. Fabulous shots, especially the second one, of two very sweet and handsome dogs.

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    March 17, 2015 at 23:26

  70. Al

    She looks happy up there. I love the light in the photo where she’s shaking herself off.

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    March 18, 2015 at 00:58

  71. Ruby is Queen of the Mountain! I hope the lens stayed dry.

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    March 18, 2015 at 02:06

  72. Such wonderful shots!
    They are both so beautiful πŸ™‚

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    March 18, 2015 at 03:39

  73. looks so active and loved the use of light πŸ™‚

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    March 18, 2015 at 07:26

  74. Look at their appearances under the sunny rays… Gorgeous pics!! A sunny day of Spring to you and family!

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    March 18, 2015 at 12:25

  75. Claudia

    wow!! look at her…. absolutely gorgeous and how brave to jump into that freezing water!

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    March 18, 2015 at 14:34

  76. Don

    An excellent narrative of this dog’s chilly bath and rock sitting for a treat. I really like the backlit quality of the light.

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    March 18, 2015 at 15:34

  77. Gorgeous photos of beautiful dogs!

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    March 18, 2015 at 17:12

  78. Sweet!

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    March 19, 2015 at 00:19

  79. Ruby looks so majestic sitting high up on that rock, and she doesn’t look cold at all after swimming in the freezing lake. Brave girl!

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    March 19, 2015 at 05:07

  80. Ruby is a great dog … and knows it.

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    March 19, 2015 at 05:40

  81. i’m not really a “dog person” but I could fall in love with Ruby.

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    March 19, 2015 at 07:54

  82. Awesome dog portrait series, wonderful light and colors, love it whit the water drops πŸ™‚

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    March 19, 2015 at 08:30

  83. This is such an amazing and joyful post!! Love your cute Ruby!!

    best regards and enjoy the rest of the week.

    xo, isabella

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    March 19, 2015 at 12:21

  84. A dog shaking itself free of water is a sight I never get tired of seeing for some reason. You captured it perfectly.

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    March 19, 2015 at 12:43

  85. These are remarkably beautiful photos of your “polar bear” dogs Fi. The light is magnificent, and they look so pleased with themselves, swimming in that ice cold water!

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    March 19, 2015 at 17:05

  86. Gosh that is cold Fiona, so surprised that Ruby loves to swim when it’s freezing like that.. haha! she like to share the wet πŸ™‚

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    March 19, 2015 at 17:16

  87. Winderful set of photos to capture a moment in time

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    March 20, 2015 at 09:04

  88. calvin

    Shake. Rattle. And hum. Shaken’ what her momma gave her. Alive in the moment, what other reasons are there to celebrate and dance.

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    March 20, 2015 at 16:13

  89. très beau

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    March 23, 2015 at 10:54

  90. That was some shower!! Poor Simson stuck on the ground:)

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:08

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