Ruby passed away this evening peacefully and surrounded by people she loved. She ate heartily until the end – today she was eating eggs, cheese, treats, bits of ham, my mom’s favorite meatballs and relishing every bite. Her breathing ability was rapidly declining even in the past 24 hours, so we reluctantly let her go. I found some particularly nice photos of young Ruby this afternoon going through the blog.
April 11, 2001 – the day Ruby came home to us in Austin, TX, she was 4 months old. The slippered foot is mine, the sneakered feet are Scott’s.
January, 2002 – Ruby’s first birthday party at Bull Creek Park in Austin, TX. She’s in the green collar with all her littermates – I can’t remember all their names – Rio, Hoss, Zumi were some of them…
Sept 16, 2005: Singapore @ Chua Chu Kang. What’s remarkable about this photo is that Edda can use her hands! And that Ruby let Edda just bite her ear without flinching.
July 15, 2006, Singapore – Dad flew out to Singapore days after Edda’s Rett diagnosis and we walked in the parks together.
Sept 13, 2008 – Ruby and Gong Gong in Maryland trying to do laundry together.
August 18, 2007 (this date seems odd as we seem to be wearing too much clothing for August) – in Tivoli NY. In front of a yarn store. I love this photo…
Feb 10, 2010. In Rockville during one of our huge snowstorms.
Ruby! Sweetie, you’ll be missed.