A year in the life of our Miss Riley

Clever Girl

on August 19, 2014

I sometimes forget just how smart Riley is these days, simply because I spend most of my time wondering how “with it” she is. Today, she reminded me that she may be old, but she is by no means senile yet.

I was working from home and sharing my desktop in a webex when I heard her bark from the den. One sharp bark, then nothing. Considering that this sound generally signals “Take me out now or you’ll regret it,” I quickly dashed to the den to make sure things weren’t about to go sideways. She just sat there looking at me, didn’t agitate for more, so I figured she could hold it until my meeting ended.

The second it did, I roused her to go out so she wouldn’t interrupt my next meeting (some days are like that). As I opened the back door, what do I see on the porch but a package from UPS. Riley’s bark was to tell me there was someone coming.

The lesson: never sell your dog short, no matter how old she is.

Riley investigates my delivery

Riley investigates my delivery


One response to “Clever Girl

  1. john michel says:

    valuable assistant………….only speaks up when there is something to say

    Liked by 1 person

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