Riley’s Christmas Loot!

Santa must have thought Riley was a really good girl this year because she got lots of presents!  Here are some of our Christmas pictures:

I’ve been changing this sign every day for over a month!
 Riley’s loot.
Here’s Riley enjoying her stocking.

This was right before both of the dogs wanted to play keep away with Chloe’s new stuffed (now de-stuffed) toy.
Riley investigating my presents.

Chloe enjoying a Nylabone.

The aftermath.

Here Riley’s saying “Thank You, Santa!!”
We hope you all are having a very Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see what all Santa brought you!

RIP Nutty

Well, “Nutty” has died and gone to toy Heaven…and I don’t mean that in a good way.  Well, the way he died, he’s probably more like in toy hell.  Riley ate his leg off and I’m pretty sure chewed it up and swallowed it…not good but she seems to be none the worse for the wear.  She got the wool squeaker pouch out of it but I took it away before she could eat it.  The Galileo Nylabone is still holding up well (as expected).  Here are some pictures of the Kong squirrel before it got thrown away:

New Toys

I figured since Riley’s almost a year and a half old, maybe I should try her with stuffed animals again.  She (like most dogs) liked to tear the eyes and nose off of stuffed animals and try to eat them and then pull the stuffing out and try to eat that too.  So I threw away all her tattered stuffed animals and didn’t by her any more.  I ordered a Kong stuffed animal from  I got the large squirrel for her.  It says it has no stuffing and there are no eyes or nose and it comes with some replacement squeakers to put inside a Velcro pouch.  She actually did pretty good with it, she was just shaking it around, not really trying to tear it up.  I had to put it up for now because my parents’ dog, Chloe, kept taking it from Riley and was trying to tear the ears off of it.  Poor squirrel.  We’ve named him “Nutty.”

I also ordered Riley a Galileo Nylabone.  Supposedly their toughest bone.  Riley loves her big Nylabones to chew on and this thing is GIGANTIC!  Here are some pictures:

Riley and Nutty:
Riley and her new Nylabone (and Nutty)…the bone’s nearly as big as her head:
Look at the bone compared to my hand: