Riley


Collie/Golden Retriever
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Home:Allen Park, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Stinky Dog (universal) Mr. Dog (Glen) , Peaches (Julie)

Quick Bio:
-pound dog

Likes:
treats, pee'ing on dogs that annoy him by barking, treats, going to work with Glen (www.switchedoncds.com) and getting pet by the customers, treats

Pet-Peeves:
squirrels and bunnies who don't understand that they must run slower so he can catch them, the annoying beagles behind us, not getting treats

Favorite Toy:
he doesn't really play that much, sometimes he shows interest in a ball

Favorite Food:
Anything other than his own, namely, spaghetti noodles and braunschweiger

Favorite Walk:
around the condos in our neighborhood, he can chase bunnies (when they are pointed out to him)

Arrival Story:
We adopted Riley from the Dearborn Animal shelter after seeing him on petfinder.org. Our friend Brian said that we needed a beige dog and Riley pretty much fits the bill. After a few fence jumping incidents (in his younger, limber days) and several hundred dollar vet bills (unrelated to the fence jumping) he realized he was home.

Bio:
Riley has several health problems (mostly due to his breed and possibly neglect in his former life). Riley has a thyroid condition, allergies, a bad back (for which he takes Carprofen/Rimadyl) and has had a really nasty attack of pancretitis (for which he takes enzymes). His prescriptions cost $130 a month but we wouldn't trade him for the world (but he does have his own credit card for vet bills). You can email us/Riley at riley@switchedoncds.com if you have questions about Rimadyl/Carprofen (we recommend it).

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 8th 2004 More than 10 years!

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The Life of Riley


My ear is a pain in the neck. Teeth hurt.

November 24th 2004 10:25 am
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I hate this thing they wrapped around my ear at the vet place. It is heavy and I can't hear very well.
The girl and boy think that I only have hearing in one ear, and that is the one that the vet people worked on. I'll let them think that. Really I am just ignoring them.

The girl gave me a thin treat yesterday and it hurt my teeth. That's because the vet people did something to my mouth when I was sleeping there a few days ago. My breath isn't as cool as it was before I went there. The girl said they 'cleaned' my teeth. I prefer them dirty if this is clean.
Clean teeth hurt.

I tried to chew off my leg bandage yesterday but the girl caught me before I could get much past the licking stage. I have to lick things to soften them before I chew them.

The boy and girl have been really nice to me since I came home from the vet place. We'll see how long I can make them feel guilty for what they did to me.

Time for a nap.

 

Girl and boy are home. Went to vet place.

November 23rd 2004 6:11 am
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The girl and boy got home on the day before yesterday. They were gone for many feedings. The polack stayed with me. He is a good stayer-wither. He read all of the girl's notes and took care of me.
The girl left all of my treats in labeled little boxes for the polack. I know that they are pills but the girl thinks that I think they are treats. I can tell the difference.

Yesterday I went to the vet place and they hurt me. I had some lumps on my ear and back leg and they put me on the table, made me sleep and when I came to, the lumps were gone. Now I have a huge bandage on my ear and leg and I hurt a bit. The vet people told the girl not to feed me last night but she gave me food anyways. Fat humans always feel bad for starving dogs.

Today I am with the boy in the big place with lots of people. I think he works there because he is nice to all the strangers. I like to smell them. They smell funny.
The polack will be there I think so that will be good.

I'm tired and I'll sleep now.

 
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