Thursday, June 5, 2014

Riley the Wonder Springer Takes a Vacation

Once upon a time, there was a spoiled dog who preferred to sleep on chairs and couches in the air conditioning.  He was accustomed to a certain standard of living, and when his usual vacation accommodations were unavailable, Riley's people were in a bind.  Riley's Grandpa generously offered to spend the weekend with him, but that seemed like such an imposition.  Riley, David, and Erin visited a recommended boarding facility, but it just wasn't home.  It didn't seem like Riley would be very happy there, and if the puppy wasn't happy, Riley's people just couldn't enjoy their vacation.

That's how it came to pass that one early Friday morning, the truck was packed with people and pet luggage, and the back seat was turned into luxurious dog quarters.

Riley watched the packing with increasing anxiety.  In an effort to convince his people that he should be allowed to go, he sat very still and made pleading eyes at them.

It was a vacation different than any we've taken, but Riley turned out to be a very good traveler.  The first day of our trip was mostly spent in the car, so we took some time to play when we stopped at a park in Oklahoma for lunch.  Riley thought frisbee within the fenced tennis courts was great fun!  Sorry the video is sideways!

More of Riley's Texas Adventure to come.


Anonymous said...

While Riley was on vacation, Gracie kitty stayed with her Grammy where she ate treats, played with cat toys, and watched TV on her Grammy's lap! :)

Anonymous said...

We are loving "Riley's trip". Dan & Leila