Ruby has been at the beach since summer of 2006. She had 2 litters of puppies in all that time. The first 3 puppies of the first litter (2006) were fortunate enough to be adopted. The 3 puppies of the second litter (2007) apparently died.
After that we could catched her to be spayed. She was always skittish, but has always received me wagging her tail everytime she saw me. Last week she was apparently hit by a car and disappeared for several days until I found her this weekend. I took her to the vet yesterday but we found out that her spine was shattered. There wasn't any progress and she was euthanized today. I'm going to miss her.