American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever
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Home:Chattanooga, Soddy Daisy, TN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
November 16th 2010

May 1st 2010

Chewing stuff (anything) and playing with the other dogs

Being confined

Favorite Toy:
Big chew bones, tennis balls

Favorite Food:
Meat - picky eater

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
Bowing, opening the gate, rolling down a hill

Arrival Story:
I found this big, sweet pup running back and forth on a busy road with cars slowing down to avoid hitting him. After failed attempts to find his owner, my husband and I named him, took him to the vet's for vaccinations, information, deworming, debugging and heartworm prevention meds. We already have 3 other dogs, so it is becoming very tiring just trying to keep up with this precious puppy. NOTE: It is now 3 months and we are all figuring out how to make this work. We are keeping Riley.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 9th 2011 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
LexiLilyIvy (Forever
in Our Hearts)

Meet my Pup Pals
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See all my Pup Pals

They are keeping me!!!

Mastered the Gate

August 4th 2013 9:44 am
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Hi friends! Have I ever mentioned how much I hate walking into the dog lot. It is where we do our business. And everyone expects me to walk there and get all that nasty stuff on my beautiful paws. Even after the poo gets cleaned up, there must be some of it left in the grass not to mention the pee areas. I can smell it all and I don't want to walk around there. So I came up with a solution. The gate is only one step off the patio, so if I can get through the gate, I have a whole big yard as well as a wooded areas where I can go to do my business. Mom has taught me to stay in the yard and not go in the road, so I mostly stay in the yard. Sometimes I go in the woods behind the house and sometimes down into the neighbor's yard, too. But I always stay within earshot - of course, I have very good ears and can run very fast when called. When I am lucky, Mom opens the gate so I don't have to go into that nasty area.

I have also figured out how to open the latch on the gate. It is really quite easy. I just flip it up with my nose, then push the gate open. To defeat that, Dad put a cotter pin in the hole under the latch.

Last week I was out running around the yard and decided I wanted to come back in, so I just opened the gate and came in. It was shut to keep my sisters from getting out. They aren't as good as me about staying home. Lily just starts running like a crazy dog, and Lexi heads down through the neighbors yards looking like she has a destination in mind. Some day I will have to follow her and find out where she is going and what she is doing. Anyhow, they weren't out in the yard, so the cotter pin wasn't used and it was easy to open the gate.

I have been studying the cotter pin and think I understand how it works. The only thing is, I will have to grab it with my teeth to pull it out.

I am a bit particular about what I put in my mouth, too. I miss out on some treats that way because I take too long sniffing them and trying to decide if it is something I want to put in my mouth. Lexi ends up getting those treats because Mom gets tired of waiting on me to make up my mind.

It's not that I am dull, I just think about things a lot. If I was dull I would just grab any food put in front of my face, like Lexi. Ha, ha, I finally got one on Lexi. Boy will she be mad if she finds out I said this. So don't tell her, ok? I get tired of her barking at me sometimes, but I am not allowed to make an ugly face at her. It doesn't seem fair, even if I am over 3 times as big as her. What us brothers have to put up with! I really do love her, and even more than that I want Mom to always love me. So I will be good to Lexi.

I hope everyone plays and has lots of fun today.



In trouble - again

December 17th 2012 5:52 pm
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Hey there! I am just wondering...has your family gone crazy too? Mom put all these neat new things around the house, including something that looks like a tree but doesn't smell like one. All this stuff is sooooo tempting. How am I supposed to know it isn't for me? Well, if I think really hard I would probably figure it out. I've heard the phrase, "sin in haste, repent in leisure" and I think that's what I've been attempting, only the repenting comes mighty fast when Mom gets home and sees what I've done. The first time she was downstairs grooming a couple of little dogs and I found she had moved the thing she fondly calls --oops I mean called -- Father Santa from the fireplace ledge to the floor. I naturally thought she had set it there for me. Wrong! I spent some time in my kennel after that while she picked up the pieces - there were probably about, well, I can't count that high.

Mom finished putting all these neat-looking balls on the tree -- she calls it a Chritmas tree -- and I had all day to play with them and the other big fun things on the tree. Then she came home and I had my dinner and things were going so well until she walked into the bedroom. Oooooo, she was not happy with what she saw all over the rug. She looked back at me and I knew I'd been busted. Then she walked into the living room and saw what was chewed up and left all over that rug. Up until then she had just been talking to me in that disapproving way she has and pointing at the tree and saying, "leave it, leave it" and I was hunching down with my tail between my back legs - heck, my tail is so long it was even between my front legs. She still put me out back in the fence and made me stay there for what felt like a very long time. I kept looing in the glass and whining and giving her my best pout face becaue it was dark and drizzly and I hate being outside by myself. It must have worked because she finally let me back in.

I just don't understand about all this new stuff around the house. Maybe tomorrow I will check out something else while Mom is at work. Some of it just has to be for me!



Sandy Audition

November 13th 2012 9:54 am
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Hi friends!

I had an audition last night! Not sure what that was all about, but Mom said I could be Sandy, which really confused me since that is already my name - Riley Sandy. Who can understand these people sometimes. But I got to go in front of people and do stuff like sit and say, and I know I did good becasue I got treats. I showed them all how much I liked them by jumping on them. The little girl looked kind of alarmed, so when she was done singing to me, I put my front paws on her and tried to lick her face. I also tried to get the treat she was holding because I think she forgot to give it to me.

Lexi came with us and when people asked with a laugh if she was auditioning I knew it was because she had been Toto and everyone loves her. Mom explained she was too small, but she was here as my talent agent. Everyone laughed again except Lexi. She scowled at me a lot. I wonder if that is what talent agents do.

I hope I get to go back and be famous like Lexi.


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