Ruby spent his early days on the lam roaming the mean streets of Grafton, WV. When he was caught, he was charged with a Class D Misdogmeanor: Failure to be a good hunting dog. As part of a plea deal, he was extradited to a rescue called Buddy Dog, in a frozen tundra known as New England. It was there that he rescued two humans, assumed a girl’s name, and never looked back.
In 2008, Ruby spent seven days in the hospital near death with diabetic ketoacidosis. He lived with canine diabetes for the rest of his life, almost eight years, and through his blogging has helped countless friends around the world with his diabetic dog food recipe, Ruby Stewbie.
In 2013, he convinced his humans to move south to the warm weather and beautiful coast of North Carolina. He was always a southern charmer, after all, and his blue heeler blood was homesick. He enjoyed every single moment of his retirement. It was filled with all the finer things in life: walks on the beach, napping, getting belly rubs, and giving sweet kisses.
On May 4th, 2016, Ruby passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his pack. He lived 14 glorious years thanks to someone who picked him up and drove him far away, to a no-kill shelter, and into the arms of love. He remained a lover, not a hunter.
Ruby on Friends
Ruby the Dancer
Ruby Go Bragh
Honey Bee Ruby
About the Contest
Through this contest, it continues to grow in his honor.
Are you an animal rescue or charity that needs help online? This contest is for you, and every year you have a new chance to win. Or maybe you know an organization that would benefit from becoming the next Friend Of Ruby.
Here’s what it’s all about.
Ruby’s Friends Are:
The Prize Awarded Is:
Consultation & Planning
Design & Development
Hosting & Maintenance
After launch, you’ll never have to worry about anything again. Your organization’s website will be live on a fast and optimized hosting server. Every month, software updates and patches will be applied, if applicable, along with monthly backups. Your domain will be renewed yearly and if your ongoing content needs go beyond the training provided, the MyUntangled Media support team is available as needed.