Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Addition

Meet the newest member of the Riley family - Riley.  That's right, Riley Riley.  No, we didn't name her, she's adopted.    

Before going up North this summer, Meg and I told the girls we would look into getting a dog when we got back.  Meg and the girls scoured petfinder.com throughout July, and they fell in love with two dogs in particular, one of them being Riley.  Things came together quickly once we got home.  Riley was in foster care in Tempe, and as it turns out, we were going up to Tempe for a feis on Saturday.  We arranged to meet her before the feis, and we picked her up on the way home.

When Goldie passed away last February, I knew it was only a matter of time before we got another dog. The girls were persistent, but this isn't a case of the parents folding.  Meg and I grew up with dogs, we've raised the girls with dogs, I guess we're just dog people.  I did have my doubts, but something Scout said wiped them all away.  "It's like having a best friend who never leaves!"  So there you have it, my little girls have a new best friend.          


  1. Congratulations on the new pup. She is a looker. You're girls are going to love her. No childhood is complete without a good dog.

  2. Oh - I want to get a dog. We keep persuading ourselves out of it, but I somehow think it won't be long.

  3. Riley Riley is just the bee's knees!

  4. Riley looks so happy. Thank you for giving this best friend a home.