Today we had to say goodbye to our dear old Ruby. She was so much more than a dog, she really was like our other child, thoroughly spoilt rotten, but then we wouldn't have had it any other way. Sixteen and a half years of pure happiness, it really is hard letting go. I am so glad to have had this beautiful painting done of Ruby by a talented lady who was finishing her degree at TAFE a couple of years ago and was looking for pets to paint. She captured Ruby so well.