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

Quick Bio:
-pound dog

treats, pee'ing on dogs that annoy him by barking, treats, going to work with Glen ( and getting pet by the customers, treats

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 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.

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 if you have questions about Rimadyl/Carprofen (we recommend it).

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March 8th 2004 More than 11 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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