Happy 2nd Birthday, Riley!!

It’s so hard for me to believe that Riley is now 2 years old.  It seems like I haven’t even had her that long, but at the same time it also seems like she’s been a part of my life forever.  I never thought I would be a “Crazy Dog Lady,” but here I am…the Crazy Dog Lady.  I mean, I have a blog for my dog and just about every post on Facebook is about Riley…I know my friends are probably sick of it or consider me certifiably crazy.  Sigh.  I guess I’m okay with that.  I didn’t think it was possible to love a dog as much as I love Riley.  Now I know why some people say their dogs are like children to them…Riley is definitely like my furry little wild child!

I bought a Groupon a few weeks ago to “The Barker’s Dozen” dog bakery and ordered and received her treats last week.  I’ve been saving them for her birthday.  She’s gotten to enjoy 4 different kinds of treats this morning and still has a lot left over!  Here are lots of a few pics:

Her “Barkscotti” that looked almost good enough for me to eat…

Licking the carpet clean after eating her Barkscotti.

Inspecting the other packages.

Practicing self control.

These carob peanut butter cups did smell good enough for me to eat!  But I was the one having to demonstrate self control this time…

“Yummy, Mommy!!  This is REALLY good!!”

And with a little shamrock cookie since yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.
Chloe is a bit calmer today…we have baby gates up separating our dining room and living room from the rest of the house and Chloe is barricaded in the dining room.  She cries off and on to get out, but at least she’s not as worked up as she was.  She’s been pacing around in there a lot, I guess because she’s in pain, but she’s had her pain pill already about an hour ago, so I’m hoping it kicks in soon.  I shut Riley in the dining room yesterday and let Chloe sleep on the floor of our family room (out of the crate) for about 2 hours and she slept pretty much the entire time.  I feel like poor Riley is the one on restriction because last night she had to stay up in my room with Grandma while Grandpa sat on the couch with Chloe…we have to keep them separate because Riley is so exuberant and will jump on Chloe and want to play rough with her.  I had to put Riley in the crate while I took Chloe outside to potty just a while ago and Riley just laid in there quietly…imagine that!!  And Riley had to be shut in the dining room again earlier this morning while Chloe went out and ate and took her pills and all that fun stuff…
What a good birthday girl!!
And now that this post is about 87 pages long…one more picture!  Grandma and Grandpa got Riley a cute pink camoflage Kong Wubba to play with outside…of course, Riley LOVES it!
Playing with her Wubba outside.
We have a nursing home visit scheduled for 1:30 PM today, so Riley will get to get out of the house and get some special attention on her birthday!!  Yay!!  It’s going to be sunny and 80 degrees today so I may take her down to the beach if I get some time later…I’ve got some things I have to get done this afternoon, but hopefully there will be time because Riley LOVES the beach!
Thanks for sticking with me on this looooooooooong post!  🙂

66 thoughts on “Happy 2nd Birthday, Riley!!

  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Riley! What wonderful treats you received! Lots of Husky hugs and best wishes for a terrific year coming your way!We're so glad Chloe had a better night. May she keep feeling better & better!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday, Riley! What wonderful treats you received! Lots of Husky hugs and best wishes for a terrific year coming your way!We're so glad Chloe had a better night. May she keep feeling better & better!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Riley!! We've missed everyone's birthdays while we were away and feel awful about it!! It looks like Riley made out like a bandit though! What great treats!!! That will make up for all the crate/alone time while Chloe heals up! Glad to hear that's going well too! It's hard when energy levels arn't matching as one dog gets older…We keep Cassie and Lilly separated most of the time now and it's hard, but necessary!

  4. Happy Belated Birthday Riley!! We've missed everyone's birthdays while we were away and feel awful about it!! It looks like Riley made out like a bandit though! What great treats!!! That will make up for all the crate/alone time while Chloe heals up! Glad to hear that's going well too! It's hard when energy levels arn't matching as one dog gets older…We keep Cassie and Lilly separated most of the time now and it's hard, but necessary!

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