The soaking wet happy springer spaniel

This is another photo of Ruby, a springer spaniel that lives in Myrtleville. This time she followed us over to Fennell's Bay where she dashed off into the shallows after stones. She was deliriously happy!


Unfortunately the same could not be said for a group of teenagers higher up on the beach who threw stones at us and into the water very close to us. Their malevolent laughter spoiled that moment for us and put us in real danger. They weren't locals and by their accents it wasn't hard to figure out where in Cork they were from.


There's more of Ruby here and here. We were down in Myrtleville last weekend and didn't see her at all. I hope she's ok and was tucked up at home in front of the fire instead of at a cold and wet beach.



Congratulations to Gavin@Headphoneland for winning best photoblog at last night's Irish Blog Awards! Get well soon!

  • Andrew biorn 8y

    I hate it when people (of any age) act like that. I was in a national park once standing in a stream trying to get a shot and this idiot tossed a tree branch at me. Two words, *camera* and *splash*.

    I love the dog though, she's adorable. :)
  • breege99 8y

    happy to say i was in myrtleville last week, and ruby is there, happy as a clam (no pun intended).
  • Donncha O Caoimh 8y

    That's great to hear. I haven't been down there in months! Must make a trip before the bad weather sets in.
  • Victoria-Emma 5y

    Your picture is beautiful. I'm a huge fan of Spaniels and I know how much they love water and chasing stoneys! However, I was very unhappy to hear the story that went with the picture. It really frustrates me when people act like that-there's no need for it. But a very fine spaniel :)
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