Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Riley Post

Love these photos of Jase with Riley taken a year a part

This was almost the last photo we ever had of Riley

Riley's welcome home layout

Riley has such soleful eyes

He certainly does have a goofy personality...fits in  just fine with our

This is my latest favorite picture of Riley. Jason took it with his phone and sent it to me one day at work. Even though it's not the best makes me smile. Two years ago I lost this little pup while I was walking him...he was gone for the longest 3.5 days of my life. I felt so guilty. He was only 10 months old at the time and I couldn't believe how much he had become a part of our family until he was no longer there. We cried, we prayed, we did everything that we could think of to do to find our little pup. It was cold one night while he was gone, it rained another....I remember standing at the door at work and being just so incredibly sad...all the while having a constant prayer in my heart for his safe return. Finally after 3.5 days my friend Angie called and said that she and her son had seen him....Jason and I flew over to where they were and rescued him from some bushes on a busy street over by the high school. (and near the freeway too I might add). I pulled him out of the bushes and this dog was so excited to see me...of course the feeling was mutual...he just couldn't stop giving me doggy kisses. The rest I guess you could say is "history". He's now nearly 3 years old and still goes absolutely crazy for me everytime I come in the'd think I had been the one that was lost for 3.5 days not him....I guess maybe in his mind that's exactly what happened.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about how quickly a dog can become part of a family! We have a couple that are exactly that way!!!! They are truly just as spoiled and loved as my own 5 kids! LOVE your layouts, kathy!!!!

  2. Kathy, have jumped over from ScrapFriendzy and love your blog! I'm so glad you found Riley- Boo has got away from me a couple of times (and I'm talking minutes here)and I've been beside myself...I can only imagine how distressed you were!
    Alison xx