Is it better to have Riley, castrated?

Saturday, 31 October 2009


The other day, i went on a brilliant day out with mummy and her family. We went to Plymouth, a big place where there's lots of shops and people and things to sniff!
I slept the whole way there, well, nearly. When we were nearly there i woke up and looked out of the window. You see, i am a keen people-watcher. It's like when the humans bird watch (also another hobby of mine). So there i was watching the people go by when suddenly it went dark! Mummy said we were going under a tunnel! It took a while to escape the darkness, and the whole time i looked around wide eyed! Then, we got out to daylight. Relief. I looked out for more people. And got something better! A river full of boats and rocks and birds and people! Ohmigosh, it was fascinating! I pawed at the window and barked in my excitement.

So, anyway, we parked the car and Mummy put me on my lead and we walked over a big bridge and then down to the main shopping area. I saw a fat juicy pigeon so decided to show it who was boss. My vocal chords got a bit of excersize that day i'll tell ya! It flew off and i trotted along beside mummy triumphantly. I WAS TOP DOG.


So, yeah the day went quickly and soon it was time for lunch. McDonalds. YUMMY! Mummy always makes sure she has a hamburger so that she can save me a bit. I'm not allowed any chips though, much to my dissapointment. Only a bit of burger, still, it's one of the highlights of my day. :D

Mummy went around in Drake Circus for an hour without me! (Drake Circus is a big indoor shopping centre where all the best human shops are) and i wasn't allowed inside. Grandaddy went around with me instead. I was being very careful not to be trodden on!

FINALLY, out comes Mummy with a gazzelion bags! We were walking along when suddenly i saw a huge english bulldog coming towards us! i wasn't frightened at all. SO, i barked and barked and barked until we passed it. i think it's safe to say i RULED the pavement that day. He went away with his tails between his legs. I was a smug puppy then!

(Note from Riley's Mummy-He did bark,he was brave but i'm afraid to say the bulldog took no notice. :P Riley just THOUGHT he was a scary little savage that ruled the pavement) heeheee.

so after that, we headed towards the Hoe. A big big big field with little stalls and a view of the beach and sea. Ollie, he was allowed to be let off lead, but me? Nope. I couldn't be trusted. So, Aunty Caitlyn, she held my lead and we ran and ran and ran. I was puffing and panting when i got back to mummy! i was glad when she scoooped me up and i was carried back to the town. On the way we came to a big fountain.


I was desperate for a drink so Mummy tried to lower me to the surface of the pool of water around the fountain but it was so deep i started to paddle in mid air! Mummy thought it was gorgeously funny. So when i carried on paddleing for dear life she let me sit on the edge while she cupped some water in her hands. I drank it gratefully and was fine. :) Mummy took some pics of me and Ollie while we were there.

here's Ollie (BIG bro) chilling with his daddy,(my grandaddy)



Loving my aunties!

Mummy and Aunty Em.

It really was a great day out and i can't wait to go again!

Fluffy stuff :)

I'm getting FLUFFY! Mummy has always wanted me to be a pom pom, and i'm beginning to look rather a lot like one. :D I've got a big fluffy tail now, some of you may remember when i had a teenie stick of a tail, all black. Now it's massive, and brown with a black tip.
Apparently, you can't even see the harness i wear now, because of all my gorgeous fur. :)
So happy i had to share.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Great Granny & Grampy

It was a boring day at home, Mummy and I were waiting for the rain to stop so we could go outside when Mum's Gran phoned and said to go around their house to see them. Within an hour we were over there and I was getting lots of fusses and cuddles and treats. What can I say? They adore my gorgeous face!

Because they have only just had a new carpet put down I had to stay on the newspaper in the living room, it was okay though cos Mum had packed lots of toys for me to play with!

Meeting Millie

The day i met Millie was brilliant! Mum and Emma (Millie's Mum) was talking about our first meeting for weeks and the day finally came! Emma invited Mum and me to go around to her house for the afternoon. I got my harness on and Mum brushed my fur so that i looked presentable! She doesn't live that far away so in the car i just had a little power nap preparing for my afternoon of fun and games.
Grandad pulled up outside Emma's house and that's when we saw them. My tail started to wag as i saw my new friend being carried my way. She is a gorgeous little girl and she was just the same size as me, although a little fluffier.
When our Mum's had said their Hello's and how are you's? we were allowed to play! Emma led us to her back yard and we stood there for a while just sniffing and licking each other when suddenly Millie started a playful run around the garden. I needed no more encouragement as soon enough we were chasing each other round and round our Mummies! Millie did get a little freaked out when i eventually caught her and ran back to safety in her Mum's arms. I wanted to play some more so i jumped up and down until Mum wrapped her hands around my belly and calmed me down.

After a while we were getting tired so we decided to take a nap. I rested in Mum's arms and fell asleep in the sun. I was asleep for about half an hour when i was shaken lightly awake. I was groggy until i heard the magic word...
I was up and ready in no time! Millie had never been on a walk before and i was the encouragement, well, i was supposed to be. Poor Millie didn't know what to do so she was carried for the entire walk. We got lots of attention as usual and it was a great little excersise!

Back at Emma's, we had time for one more little play before it was time to go home.

Lazy Morning Snuggles.

Mummy and me had a lazy morning. I love them best of all because it's all warm and cosy. She lets me burrow under the covers and find the perfect spot when it's nightime and we are about to fall asleep. But in the morning i am always up by mummy's shoulders in funny positions. She hugs me in and we lie in for about an hour. :)

Picture's from Yum Yum.

Yum Yum!

A couple of days ago I went with Mum to town. She was meeting her best friend in there and i begged to go along too. I got my way, as usual and she put my harness and lead on me. We were about to go out the door when Ollie appeared, he looked at mum sadly and he got to come too! I was over the moon, my big brother,me and mum all out for a mini adventure! All the way there me and Ollie had a race, mum got quite annoyed because she was juggling her handbag, 2 leads and her phone. It was funny though.

When we finally got into town, we saw mum's best friend Sophie waiting for us by New Look. We were so excited! Ollie recognised her straight away and literally dragged us over to see her. I took a bit longer to register who it was but as soon as i did, i gave her kisses and cuddles galore! She wasn't so keen on the kisses part...

So, we started to walk again, Sophie held my lead so i thought i'd have some fun and see how far i could go without being scolded. I pulled, and barked and jumped around until Mum told me off. She said i was a little embaressing because peopple were staring. hahaha. Anyway, we stopped outside a big store and their was an exchanging of leads and then mum started to walk away into the shop. I was furious! How dare she leave me out here. I whinged and barked until she came back. Then once again, it was kisses and cuddles galore! She went in just about every shop there was looking for a job vacany until FINALLY we got to go to the petstore!

Me and Ollie pulled and pulled when we saw it. It was open, it was smelling delicious and it was guarenteed to have some yummy treats that mum would buy for us! No wonder we were wagging our tails! So, we got inside and there was a whole buffet layed out! I tried to make a beeline for a lolly pop treat but Sophie said No! Apparently we had to pay first! So, we went around the little store with Mum and Sophie smelling and picking out the treats we wanted. She got a whole bagful of stuff and payed the shop owner. I liked the look of a big cuddly toy but mum said i have way too many of them already :( Meanie.

Once we got back home we had the most hard decision to make! Which treat first?! I ended up having a plain and simple stick wrap and Ollie had a massive bone! Thank you mummy for taking us out and spoiling us! :)

Now, time to tuck in, again!

(Pictures will be up as soon as i can find my transfer lead!)