Border Collie/German Shepherd
Picture of Riley, a male Border Collie/German Shepherd

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Home:The Loops, BC, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 17 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Riley roo, monkey face, baby dog, baby boy

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

playing ball, being with my mom and dad

when other dogs steal his ball, when mommy goes to school or daddy goes to work

Favorite Toy:
the Chuckit!!!!

Favorite Food:
Anything mommy and daddy are eating

Favorite Walk:
Hume Park off leash dog park, Trout Lake, Buntzen Lake, anywhere there is a river or lake to swim

Best Tricks:
gives high fives and low fives, says "aroof" when we ask "what's on top of the house?", can understand when we spell words like P.A.R.K., gives awesome kisses and can hug too.

Arrival Story:
Riley's mom was abandoned while she was pregnant in Merritt, British Columbia. We were visiting there and went into the Humane Society run pet store to get toys for our cat. The woman told us that the puppies were found in a ditch with the mother almost starving to death but all were saved and healthy. We weren't planning to adopt an animal but Riley latched onto us from the moment we walked into the store and wouldn't let us leave without taking him with us. He has definitely made it worth our while by being just the best friend imaginable.

When we first got Riley he had some issues with chewing things as most puppies do...he chewed shoes, underwear, bags etc and even tried to eat Grandma and Grandpa's wood patio furniture...oops!! Riley has travelled almost all across the United States with us as we moved from home to Memphis to North Carolina to San Antonio and back. He loved living in new places but most enjoys being home in BC where he can run and swim and play all the time!!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 27th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Scamp (1987 -
Apr 26, 2005)

Meet my Pup Pals
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The Dog Daze of Riley

My new house

March 8th 2005 7:30 pm
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So, I am a little confused lately. We went to stay at Grandma and Grandpa's while they were gone to Europe and then suddenly we never went home. All our stuff is here at this new house but I don't know how it got here because we never went to get it. Mommy and Daddy disappeared for a few days and G and G looked after me and then...poof! All our stuff is now here in this new place. Must be magic!! I kind of like my new house and we are right across from the river but I miss my friends at the dog park and I miss seeing Amanda and Paul all the time. I also got hurt already since we've been here and I haven't been feeling very good cuz of my medicine I am taking for my throat. Mommy was throwing a stick for me and I caught it really funny and it jammed into the ground and my mouth at the same time. When I landed, I also hit a prickle bush so when I yelped mommy thought it was cuz of that. Then later, I was just shakin' and droolin' blood on the floor so mommy got really scared and rushed me to that vet guy. He said I had a hole in my throat from where the stick got me and that I needed to be on medicine so it wouldn't get infected. The good part was I got to eat all canned food for almost a whole week and none of that bland dry stuff. My medicine tasted funny...bananas or something but it's all gone now and I was a good boy taking it twice a day so I got lots of yummy treats.
Well, sorry I haven't written for so long but things were kind of crazy round here. Now we are somewhat settled in our new house and I should be back more often again. Hope all my pals are doing good.


My friend Sammy (actually my cousin if you want to be- technical)

January 31st 2005 9:23 pm
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I wanted to write because my mommy was sad tonight when she found a picture of my cousin and friend Sammy (not to be confused with my auntie Sami whose page is on here too) My cousin Sammy came to live with us a few years ago while his daddy was in school. I didn't like him very much at first. He was a BIG BIG dog but he was a puppy so he had far too much energy for my liking. He weighed close to a hundred pounds and was only 6 months old when he came to live with us. Mommy picked him up at the airport after he flew to our house from California. It was funny cuz the customs slip said a puppy was coming so the airport guys who were unloading the plane thought they were getting a little baby dog. Boy were they shcoked when Sammy showed up!! I got used to him and even started to like him after a while...he kept me company when Mommy and Daddy were gone and we played together sometimes in the yard. Sammy left to go back to California when his daddy finished school and even though I didn't expect to, I actually missed the big guy. Last year Sammy had a sore leg so his mommy and daddy took him to the vet. The vet said they had to do xrays and because he was so big the vet said they had to put Sammy to sleep while they xrayed. It turned out that nothing was wrong with Sammy's leg so his mommy and daddy felt better. Not too long after that though Sammy got sick and when he didn't start to get better his mommy and daddy took him back to the vet. He ended up having pneumonia really bad and the vet said there was nothing he could do. Sammy's mommy and daddy had to have him put to sleep and we were all so sad. Sammy was only three when he went to the bridge and I know he is waiting there for me so we can play together again. My mommy is going to put his picture on here but right now she is too sad so she will probably do it tomorrow. I just want to say that Sammy was a really good friend and I miss him lots. Sam, I know you're looking out for me from up there and I can't wait til we can play together and hang out just like the good old days. You were a good pal and I miss you. When Mommy and I looked at your picture today we were both really sad but we hope you are happy and free from pain and that you are playing lots and getting lots of treats up there.
Love you my friend! Riley


Oh boy...I'm in trouble now

January 23rd 2005 9:42 pm
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Mommy just found out that I haven't been writing in my diary more often. The other night I told her I was writing in it but I was really in here checking out some of the girl dogs on some other pages. (There's some CUTE girls on Dogster!!) Now she saw that it's been so long and she caught me lying....that's okay, with her when I'm in trouble it usually means I just get one less treat or something. She has a hard time gettin' mad at me cuz I just look at her all cute and then she laughs and boom...out come the like a charm everytime!
So, it was pouring rain yesterday and we didn't get to go to the park. Instead Mommy once again tried to pass off playing in our yard as some acceptable form of exercise. She made up for it today though with a great trip down to the park...we played for a LONG time and I have been super tired for the rest of the day.
Well, I don't have a lot to say because it's kind of late and I am ready for bed but I wanted to say that my auntie Sami is on here now too. She already has quite a few pals...I guess people think her and my uncle Scamp are cute or something cuz they're little. Sami is my daddy's parents' dog. You can read her page under my family and you can go by and say hi and leave her some treats too. Good night pals!

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