A year in the life of our Miss Riley

The Great Explorer

on August 12, 2014

We don’t take Riley on neighborhood walks any more, because she can’t walk too far without getting winded, and her labored breathing makes the neighbors look at me like I’m a terrible dog mommy. But we do wander about the property and circle around the house. Riley’s become particularly interested in a half-dead bush near the corner of the house — don’t know if it’s the fox’s new pee-post or if the feral cat has been bedding down under there, or something worse that doesn’t bear thinking about.



One response to “The Great Explorer

  1. john michel says:

    Riley doesn’t have to “compete” anymore or prove anything in terms of distance or stamina. That’s the idea behind retirement. She has earned whatever pleasure she finds in her own backyard. ( sounds like an ending to a Little House on the Prairie” episode.

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