RIP Ruby

It is with a very heavy heart I am writing this post.

Ruby had a tough weekend and yesterday she got paralyzed in her back legs.

She was in so much pain and since Tuesday till yesterday she lost another 5 kg.

I could not stand to see her suffer anymore and even though I can’t afford after hour vet services. The way she looked at me to please help her. My heart broke so I phoned the hospital to let them know I am bringing her in.

They kept her overnight on a drip and did some more tests and x rays this morning. It was a tumor all the time. The Dr phoned me just after 10 this morning with the news. They missed it on the first x rays. There was nothing they can do for her anymore.

Ruby gave me the best 7 years of her life and I will miss her a lot. She is the one who licked my tears away when my whole life fell apart.

R. I. P my Ruby girl will always remember the good times.

Ruby update

Today Ruby went for her sonar and x rays. I am happy to report that her sonar was clear no obstructions or tumors.

Ruby has inflammation in her hips, shoulders and joints and will be on anti inflammatory and pain meds for the next 4 weeks. I must keep her quiet and warm for the next 4 weeks. So Ruby is sleeping indoors even if she don’t want to.

From tomorrow Ruby is going to be eased into a high protein diet. According to the doctor her metabolism is very fast. When she was small we had her on a special diet because she did not pick up weight. So now we are going back to basics for her again.

The doctor said before we know it Ruby will be back to normal and we will be playing ball again.

Now she is sleeping. I did managed to get her to eat and give her her meds.

Thank you for all your prayers. Ruby and I really appreciate it.

Sleeping of the anesthesia after a nice meal

Stay safe. Till next time…

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it. ” Walt Disney

Photo’s taken in 2015 in my garden…. Part 3

Yes Ruby is still in love with her sticks and upgraded to palm leaves. She enjoyed playing with the sticks and Palm leaves while my dad and I cleaned out our garden.  She still enjoys playing with her ball but due to all the new dogs in our street I cannot go play with her out front. Now we must play in the garden and that is not so good on the grass. I also started taking her to the beach, but after a dog attacked her on one of our walks she is not very sociable. It will take a while for her to trust other dogs again… She is also very protective over me. I am not always sure if this is a good or bad thing….
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Ruby nearly two years old

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Buddy

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Buddy Chewing on Ruby’s stick

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Hey leave my stick it’s mine….

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Buddy and Ruby

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Buddy and Ruby and Ruby’s stick…

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while now will remember that when we got Ruby two years back I wrote a blog and posted photo’s of her on a weekly basis.

Well Ruby is turning 2 in a weeks time and she still have a obsession with sticks.  She loves it when I work in the garden and she helps her mommy by carrying away all the sticks and branches….Ruby_2787 Ruby_2789 Ruby_2791 Ruby_2796 Ruby_2797 Ruby_2813

Photography Lesson 9: Capturing in RAW

Lizette did a photo shoot for her niece and some of the photo’s were very over exposed and others under exposed. I know from experience that in Jpg you can only correct the exposure a little bit that was when I decided that I needed to teach Lizette about RAW. Some people don’t like using RAW because you have a few extra steps of editing to do, but I love RAW and the quality of your work really takes a step up.

I took Lizette outside and Ruby and Tekkies played our models. Then I showed her the difference in quality of the photo and how to work with your RAW file.

Here are some of the photo’s I took during our lesson.

Lizette busy editing some photo's for her blog
Lizette busy editing some photo’s for her blog

Lizette busy editing some photo's for her blog
Lizette busy editing some photo’s for her blog

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Tekkies the thinking Lizette is going to play with her...
Tekkies the thinking Lizette is going to play with her…

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Lizette capturing her first photo's in RAW
Lizette capturing her first photo’s in RAW

Ruby my faithful model. She loves the attention and the camera
Ruby my faithful model. She loves the attention and the camera

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Ruby playing with a small branch while we take photo’s of her.

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Tekkies posing for some photo's. I realy don't have a shortage of models...
Tekkies posing for some photo’s. I really don’t have a shortage of models…

Ruby Tuesday: 9/10 Weeks

A week ago I introduced Ruby our German Shepard puppy. Yesterday afternoon I took some photo’s of her while playing outside with Tammy and Tekkies  her older sisters. She is growing up so fast and I must say she is very good. She let’s me know when she wants to go out. The only problem is when I am busy with something and can’t drop it immediately I get a  “present” in the house. But otherwise my floors stay clean and dry if I take her outside approximately every hour.

When I am at my desk in my office she lies on the little carpet. She’s my little shadow for now when she’s older she’ll be my big shadow…

I took these photo’s with my Canon 7D and my Canon EF 18-200mm IS lens. I am still struggling to get my action photo’s right. Most of them blur and I need to get it right before I go to the Kruger National Park in December. Birds in flight is going to be a problem if I do not get my settings right. I never had this problem with my Canon 500D. So if someone is also using an 7D could you please help me in the right direction.  I shot these photo’s in Aperture Priority (AV) ISO 800, F 5.6. Manual select :Single point AF, Center- weighted average.

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