Mind Over Matter: Beach Edition

cold day at the beach

Pretending it’s warm …

cold dog at the beach Yorkiepoo

but it’s NOT

Lighthouse Beach, Evanston, IL


  1. Maxwell Faraday Richman
    April 10, 2016 / 5:16 am

    We KNOW~ it was, like 27 degrees this morning! BRRRZ!

  2. Mitch and Molly
    April 10, 2016 / 9:46 am

    We want more warmth than we're getting here too, Ruby!

  3. Sandra
    April 10, 2016 / 9:56 am

    beautiful photo. love the color of your blanket.. brrr and sorry you are still cold

  4. Mark Muller
    April 10, 2016 / 10:16 am

    same here… but we can't pretend it's warm… our teeth chatter too loud :o)

  5. LBJ
    April 10, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    BRRR – but I like the coat!Abby Lab

  6. The Whiskeratti
    April 10, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    That is quite a stylish coat.

  7. The Florida Furkids
    April 10, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    We think if you pretend hard enough you just might feel warmer!The Florida Furkids

  8. The Swiss Cats
    April 10, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Fortunately you have your pretty coat ! Purrs

  9. speedyrabbit
    April 10, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    good job you have you pretty coat on to keep you warm,xx Speedy

  10. meowmeowmans
    April 10, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    We're sure glad you have that nice warm coat, Ruby!

  11. Lola The Rescued Cat
    April 10, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Awww, Ruby. At least you have a lovely, warm coat. It will be warm soon.

  12. Marg
    April 10, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Ruby, we are so glad you have your nice coat on to keep you warm. It is cold down here too, but not as cold as it is up there. You all stay warm.

  13. Jeanne Foguth
    April 10, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Can't let Purrseidon see this post! She'd be upset that she didn't get to do a beach selfie.

  14. Marg
    April 10, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Well that is fun, Ruby that your Mom and our Mom have the same birthday. So a belated birthday too Your Mom and many happy returns. Hope she had a wonderful day.

  15. Yamini MacLean
    April 10, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Hari OMBOL – oh yes, Ruby, I have just spent a great weekend with my sister here in Dunoon and although the sun was shining we needed hats and coats – but we sure weren't going to be kept inside, so did lots of 'mind over mattering'!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  16. Madi and Mom
    April 10, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Hey Ruby….it is not warm in Dixie either. We had frost warning last night!! "THEY" say this is the last cold snap. We'll see. I love your green plaid vest.Thank you for your kind words about our deck. We had it remodeled last fall.My Smart Dad drew/designed the potting shed. Our builder was very impressed with it.In fact, his parents are friends of my peeps. They asked him to build one for them.We have a very small backyard but needed a shed. Wala…necessity is the Dad of invention.Hugs madi your bfff

  17. Dory and the Mama
    April 10, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Keep thinking warm thoughts, Ruby!! We hope it warms up for you soon!!Smileys!Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  18. LP
    April 10, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    One good thing about the cold weather, Ruby, is that you get to be a fashionista in your lovely jacket/wardrobe! You look very sweet 🙂 Did your Mama get our email?the critters in the cottage xo

  19. Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi
    April 10, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    You look very nice hanging out at the beach! We hope it warms up soon!

  20. Brian
    April 10, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    You sure look very beautiful sweet Ruby!

  21. pilch92 15andmeowing
    April 10, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    You look beautiful, your coat is so stylish.

    April 10, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Happy #sundayselfie.Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx

  23. Anonymous
    April 10, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    MOL..all beautiful Selfie models must have the same experience, Ruby 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday 🙂 <3

  24. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    April 10, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    BOL – you do that very well, Ruby. We bet those Chicago winds can be very brisk – we wish all the wind would blow away for a while.Happy Sunday.Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  25. The Island Cats
    April 10, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    We know what you mean, Ruby. It's snowing here. Hiss!

  26. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    April 10, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Sun baking in a coat…..BOL! But enjoy that sun…..

  27. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    April 10, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Brrrrrrrrr Ruby???? WHERE do you think SPRING got off to? We are glad that you have your Lovely Jacket to keep you WARM.

  28. Anonymous
    April 10, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Ruby that iss a luvley blankit you have! Butt today iss not a Beach day….well not here…it iss onlee 25 deegreess an tryin to snow!!! PHOOEY!!!Yur selfiess are pawsum an made mee day 'sunny'….**nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  29. Flynn
    April 10, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    It is cold here too. You still took lovely selfies even if it is cold.

  30. Kitties Blue
    April 10, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Adorable, even if cold. At least you have your very stylish coat on. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  31. Dash Kitten
    April 10, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    You do look cute though. Maybe a scarf would help?

  32. Whitley Westie
    April 10, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Hope it warms up for ya!

  33. Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady
    April 10, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    We are sort of tired of pretending it is warm.

  34. Murphy
    April 10, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    We heard it was a bit chilly there!Your Pals,Murphy & Stanley

  35. Austin Towers
    April 10, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    You did good there, Ruby!!! We would never have known!!

  36. Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows)
    April 10, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    The sun is shining though!

  37. Inger
    April 10, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    One good thing about the cold: You get to wear a pretty outfit.

  38. Millie and Walter
    April 11, 2016 / 12:09 am

    We keep looking for spring to arrive around here too.

  39. Ruby
    April 11, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Ruby…it's RUBY! BOL!!! Okays, last time, I promise! ☺ You are one FABulous actor my furiend! I so believes it was like 80 degrees with a warm breeze!See, Hollypups are gonna be knockin' down your door in no times!Kisses,Ruby ♥

  40. Lassiter Chase and Benjamin
    April 11, 2016 / 12:20 am

    Think warm. Think warm! Think sunshine! Is it helping yet. Feel any warmer?

  41. The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo
    April 11, 2016 / 12:21 am

    We had a cold snap here this weekend but it was still in the 70's so we can't complain ;)xoxo,Matt & Matilda

  42. sprinkles
    April 11, 2016 / 2:25 am

    We had a beautiful weekend here! The coming week is supposed to bring rain and a cold spell though.

  43. MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs
    April 11, 2016 / 3:28 am

    You do look shivery but that is a really pretty coat to try and keep your warmth within. I hate cold, but I hate coats even more, BOL!We all need a good dose of the lovely warm – no – *hot*, sunshine!Hope the weather warms up:)

  44. Angel Prancer Pie
    April 11, 2016 / 3:36 am

    It might not be warm, but you look adorable in your coat AND it warms our hearts to see you, Ruby!XOXO

  45. Angel Prancer Pie
    April 11, 2016 / 3:37 am

    It might not be warm, but you look adorable in your coat AND it warms our hearts to see you, Ruby!XOXO

  46. Three Chatty Cats
    April 11, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Aww, how cute. So dashing in your coat.

  47. The Menagerie Mom
    April 11, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I sure hope it warms up for you soon, Ruby! We've been getting uncharacteristically cold temperatures lately, too, and we're sure ready for Spring.

  48. tubby3pug
    April 11, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Stay cozy

  49. Jean Dion
    April 12, 2016 / 12:54 am

    Come visit! It's 80 here (and the pug thinks that is MUCH too hot).Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  50. Caren Gittleman
    April 12, 2016 / 12:55 am

    absolutely LOVE the patterns and lighting in those photos…so many interesting textures!DakotasDen

  51. Jeanne Pursell
    April 12, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Tell us about it! It has been snowing here!! Cannot even believe it!! We do love that beautiful jacket you have on!!

  52. Daily Dog Tag
    April 12, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I feel like winter was just late this year, and now that it is here, it doesn't want to leave! You look adorable in your fleece.

  53. Tweedles -- that's me
    April 13, 2016 / 12:07 am

    I do lots of pretending too! I pretend I hve a million straw berrys to eat!lovetweedles

  54. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
    April 13, 2016 / 12:10 am

    You are right. Mind over matter works every time.

  55. Nellie Kowalik
    April 13, 2016 / 2:38 am

    Yous does a great job of pretending!!!And mes is sending yous extra special kissesYour Nellie Bellie

  56. shortybear
    April 15, 2016 / 10:31 am

    such lovely pictures

  57. Groovy Goldendoodles
    April 18, 2016 / 2:54 am

    Dogs and beaches make for a lovely pair!

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