I’m now in Orlando Florida for some business and some time in my other parallel universe; the land of high speed everything and constant connectivity. Doing my best to catch up with the mountain of backlogged news, info, Emails, Tweets, etc. And most of all enjoying the chance to spend time with so many of my beloved landlubber friends.
I just had to share this update from Lisa and Garry, who are now back home in Western Australia after sadly having to leave their pride and joy, sv Biscayne Bay behind in Pago Pago as she did not survive the tsunami.
** If Lisa & Garry and sv Biscayne Bay are new to you please see the previous 3 postings “Doing the Tsunami Tango” for context and info.
On the bright side, after spending so much time with Ruby onboard Biscayne Bay when they so kindly “puppysat” her and especially after the bonding of going through the tsunami together and being responsible for keeping Ruby safe through that incredible experience, they decided they had to have a Ruby too and this is her! Lisa found and purchased her online while we were still in Pago Pago and they just picked her up when they landed back in Melbourne. Here are some snippets from a few Emails Lisa sent leading up to this:
I thought you might like to look at the new edition to our family, we have got one of Ruby's people joining us when we return to Aus Land...
We are thinking of calling her Tsu or Nami or Rubytoo. She is still very little and should end up about the size of Ruby, I have checked with the breeder who thinks she will be about 10kg and about 12inches high. She will have poodle wool too. We do not need another dog, but life is very short so I think we will enjoy playing with her.
A picture of our latest family member............Rubi,named in honour of Ruby the Wonderdog aboard SV Learnativity. On our way cross country to Perth with our new baby on board. She is beautiful, with that gorgeous nature your Ruby has.. very bright and so easy to talk to.. we have called her Rubi-Tsu... a little bit of a blend of all the possibilities we thought of.
Talk to you all soon,
Love Lisa and Garry
And so I add two more to the body count of those who have succumbed to the spell of Ruby the Wonderdog’s charm and yet another reason she is so aptly named. I have no doubt that Lisa and Garry will find Rubi-Tsu to be just as wonderful and we have another Wonderdog in the making.