A year in the life of our Miss Riley

One Year


I can’t believe it’s been a year. In some ways, it feels like a long time ago, and in others, like yesterday. I miss you, my Riley puppy-girl. I miss booping your nose, watching you root in my garden and tear up wrapping paper in a frenzy, snuggling with you, laughing with you…just all the things that made you Princess Miss Riley.

Facebook and their On This Day feature is a mixed blessing. Every day, I’d get to see photos of Riley and Xander…but when they started showing me photos and status posts from when the dogs were in decline, I tried the option to hide certain dates. It worked for a while, then last night my “share this memory” reminded me that 4 years ago, Xander was diagnosed with cancer, and then the first thing I saw today was the last photo I ever took of Riley. It’s like Facebook wants me to be depressed! Still, having Riley show up in photos every day this year was nice, for the most part.

BTW, if you want to see Riley in action rooting through my lilies (a favorite activity of hers, though I never figured out why), click here. (I think this should work!)

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July 21, 2015


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A Rare Thing Indeed…

…a sunporch day — in JULY! We both took advantage.


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Stormy Weather

Heavy rains moved in today, and the threat of more storms loomed overhead much of the day. Riley lifted her nose to the breeze, perhaps trying to sense if another shower was imminent.


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A Plethora of Riley

Today’s photos were all so good, I couldn’t pick just one:



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Happy Birthday, America!

From Miss “I’m Going to Kill My Mommy for This Atrocity” Riley!


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July 2, 2015

Felt like a sepia day today.


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Love a Good Doggie Grin

Hot day today; Riley spent most of it pressed up against her little fan. But she was still happy to go outside, as evidenced by her grin.


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Last Day of June

Today was very blustery. I couldn’t get a shot of it, but Riley’s ears were definitely flapping in the wind. She seemed to enjoy it.


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June 25, 2015


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