Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Year

Today, Riley turns ONE! Last October when he came to live with us, he was barely bigger than David's shoe. His paws were so big compared to the rest of him.
It seemed like he didn't do much of this:But he did sleep all night in his crate, barely whining at all when he went in. He played with his toys, but didn't destroy them.He still loves an adventure and is happy to hop in the car or truck never questioning where we're going. He enjoyed the snow and proved his ability to find a tennis ball even buried in the mysterious white stuff.

He graduated from puppy class, and is eagerly awaiting intermediate class. He was an excellent student!
This summer he has found a love of water and the lake. Turns out he is a very good swimmer!
These days he acts less and less like a wild puppy, and more like a laid back grown up dog. We are ridiculously crazy about this furry member of our family and spent much of our vacation talking about him and wondering what he was doing. Our house is hairier, muddier, and noisier because of Riley, but I can't imagine it without him. Happy 1st birthday, buddy!

6 comments:

Grammy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET RILEY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Keetha said...

Bless his little bones! Happy Birthday, Riley.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

He's still such a cute thing!

Dawn said...

I LOVE that your mom "sang" to him!! :)

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Thanks for your comment on my anni post.

The "wedded bliss" road is a "long and winding" one - - - just remember that.

Nothing worth having comes without a price.

But - - - that's my post for Sunday!!!

Amelia said...

Oh my gosh, that second picture makes me want to slobber and drool all over him in true puppy fashion!