Ruby on the beach

Ruby, a Springer Spaniel we met last year in Bunnyconnellan, is still down in Myrtleville! Her owner must be living down there somewhere. We threw a stick for her a few times and then walked over to Fennell’s Bay and she followed us with her tail wagging!
It was a pleasure walking with her only spoilt by the idiot teenage girl who threw stones at us from high ground. She and her group of friends didn’t hang around when they saw us returning back towards them. Very brave.

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  • Micki April 10, 2006 Reply

    First I have to say, what a great photo! The onlooking pup in the background really adds.

    Secondly, girls throwing rocks? Unbelievable! What a shame.

  • Donncha April 10, 2006 Reply

    Thanks Micki. Yeah, a girl throwing rocks. It sucked. It almost ruined the evening except Ruby was so loveable and exciteable she would brighten any moment!
    I was tempted to take a photo of the girl and her friends but I’m glad I didn’t because one of her group returned with a half dozen guys while we walked back.

  • suresh April 10, 2006 Reply

    Good shot!. The second dog in the left frame makes this image more interesting.

  • jj April 10, 2006 Reply

    so cute!
    the composition and the DOF is perfect.

  • John April 10, 2006 Reply

    Roving, stone-throwing gangs ? Cork is a lively spot!

  • Gavin April 10, 2006 Reply

    Throwing stones? That’s pathetic, I dont understand how these people get kicks from it. Idiots.

    Wonderful composition in this Donncha, love the dog in the background, it’s as if he saying “quit being boring & come play”. Superb shot.

  • John April 11, 2006 Reply

    Very nice. Good composition and I can almost smell wet dog!
    A well caught moment.

  • Donal April 18, 2006 Reply

    Cute dog alright, I’d say her owners were happy to get her home and stink the house out! Rose-tinted glasses Donn! Having said that, I’d love to have a Springer Spaniel again.

  • Siobhan May 3, 2006 Reply

    What a fabulous photo of Ruby and her pal, my straying springer spaniel. Your right I do live in Myrtleville and Ruby wants to live in the sea! She is a fantastic dog although I wish I knew how to tire her out – she will retrieve a ball for hours – I go for runs and walks for hours and she still looks at me as if she has never been outside. Just one thing Donncha, how did you know her name was Ruby? She just has her telephone number on the tag! Maybe she wrote it in the sand!

  • la konchita May 9, 2006 Reply

    Great picture!

  • Deirdre May 22, 2006 Reply

    Love the photo of my doggie-neice Ruby! I hope to be on the beach again with her soon… Deirdre in Anchorage, Alaska :) Hi Shuv!

  • Flickr: katherine346 August 25, 2006 Reply

    katherine346 has posted a comment:

    gorgeous picture, perfect composition

    Ruby on the beach

  • Flickr: posumagic February 6, 2007 Reply

    posumagic has posted a comment:

    nice picture thats my cousins dog i live in myrtleville

    Ruby on the beach

  • Flickr: Iwo Kadziela March 5, 2007 Reply

    Iwo Kadziela has posted a comment:

    WordMingle, a social vocabulary building tool, pulled this picture for the word Wag

    Ruby on the beach

  • Flickr: xeer March 30, 2007 Reply

    xeer has posted a comment:

    Yup, that’s in Ireland! We had a great time with her!

    Ruby on the beach

  • Flickr: March 29, 2007 Reply has posted a comment:

    is it in Ireland ?

    I have 2 Dogs and one of them is Russian Spaniel ,,

    Dogs are Friends without Doubt.

    Ruby on the beach

  • Flickr: broken_puzzle April 16, 2007 Reply

    Great capture!!! I love how you got both doggies in the frame :D (?)

  • Flickr: broken_puzzle April 16, 2007 Reply

    Tiggles Choice Award!
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    Seen in some comments. (?)

  • Flickr: scalybailey July 11, 2007 Reply

    What a cutie!

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Adorable Dogs, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.

  • Flickr: helen_likes_racing October 27, 2007 Reply

    Wonderful shot! :)

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  • Flickr: cookieluver33 February 16, 2008 Reply

    Is she cute!!! Great capture!!! = c )

  • Flickr: HKJen September 1, 2008 Reply

    Score _9/10 (from the Score Me! group)
    Nice forground and background subjects.

  • Donna September 16, 2008 Reply

    Gorgeous springer spaniel, i had one called Ruby which i had to rehome due to being pregnant – i was hoping this may have been her!! Unfortunatlety not!

  • Eamon February 1, 2009 Reply

    Great shot!!….the other dog is “rusty” belongs to my parents who live also in Myrtleville…Hi to all from Hamburg

  • Flickr: Alex-Sander November 8, 2009 Reply

    So nice…

    great shot….!!!!

  • Flickr: bo foto November 18, 2009 Reply


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