Favorite Food: The chickies I was raising for eggs!
Favorite Walk: Down to the lab pen OR over to daycare
Best Tricks: Sneaking out of the lab pen, then hustling back in while I am outside looking for him!!!
Arrival Story: I wanted a little red poodle so Riley came to live here from the Handler Girls. He was going to be a show dog but he is a bit shy of strangers and was also the victim of the old saying, "The cobblers children have no shoes", in that the handler girl always had paying clients that came before Riley.
Bio: After a whole Summer of babying that poodle show cut, Riley convinced me and the handler girl that living life as a "real" dog was more important than any dog show!!
With the cutting of the coat Riley became the greatest little red dog and is no longer shy at all!!
As you know, I live with a million and a half other dogs here. It is really hard to get enough attention unless you do bad stuff like Quincy does. Since I am not really a bad dog, I don't do bad stuff.
As a result, I needed to come up with some great attention getting scheme. Finally, it came to me. I can jump higher than ANY other dog here, and I can pretty much levitate straight up.
How does this work, you ask??? Well, every time Mom sits down and everyone else gathers around her I merely levitate right up onto her shoulder. I originally tried her lap, but sadly, Quincy is so big that he plunks his big ole Lab head right into Mom's lap and he about scrambled my brain the first time he landed that head on poor little me.
Mom does have broad shoulders, and therefore I can plunk myself down on them and sort of wrap myself around her neck. Because she is usually not paying any attention to us dogs, she absentmindedly reaches over and starts patting me and loving on me. Neat!!!
Poor Beanie is about fit to be tied. He has yet to master the jumping technique so he is left groveling on the floor with the others. He CLAIMS he can't jump good cuz of that damaged muscle and nerve in his leg he got from that Rabies shot but frankly, he has pretty much over used that excuse!
I say too bad Beanie boy...YOU get to spend all night in that great water bed with Mom and I have to sleep in my crate in the dog room. Payback is a pita, huh???
When I came here I had a long, fuu fuu show coat and I had NEVER, EVER been allowed to go racing thru a field of snow. Well a couple of years ago Momsie was nice and decided she wanted me to be a real dog, not with a fuu fuu doo so she cut all my hair off and let me play in the snow.
If you live in New England you may remember that year...we had 28 inches of snow on Halloween weekend, then it got HOT and melted it and we ended up with about another 20 inches TOTAL for the whole, long, dreary Winter. Worse yet, every time it snowed by the time the weekend came and we could go play in it, the temperature rose and rose and all the snow melted.
Last year wasn't much better. It seemed like every single time it snowed it end up with freezing rain and we NEVER had any fluffy powder snow to race thru.
When I went to bed last night it was snowing and I had visions of powdery snow drifts dancing in my head all night long. Not disappointed when I awoke this morning, the whole world was white and cold. Mom said between 12 and 14 inches!!!!!
Being a nice Mom, as soon as she got back from work she let us all go down and play in the snow!!!! I ran, I jumped, I burrowed, I even ATE some of it!!! What a wonderful time I had!
Mom didn't get too many photos of me cuz that 14 inches of snow is FOUR inches taller than me and she pretty much would only see an ear or a tail here and there while I was running thru it.
I can't believe it, it is still COLD outside and the weatherperson just said MORE snow is coming on Tuesday and Wednesday!!! Yippee!!!
Mom got mad at all the ads and spams and junk going on with our Dogster pages so in a fit of anger she deleted us all!!!! Of course, she finally came to her senses and is now recreating our pages cuz of course, she waited long enough for the originals to be deleted from HQ.
Mom says she will miss our diaries the most, but will start up again after she gets all our pages up.