Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We hope you are having a nice “long weekend,” and are remembering the reason we have this long weekend.  We are very grateful to our numerous friends and family members who serve or have served in the military.  Riley’s Uncle Jimmy is a Navy veteran and my Uncle Bill served in the Army when he was younger.

Riley is feeling quite patriotic!
We are having a cookout tomorrow and Riley is hoping to snag a burnt hot dog or two…

Throwback Thursday–Puppy Time!

I decided to take a break from the BlogPaws posts to put up some adorable puppy pictures of Riley!  Riley is 4 years-old now, but I picked her up from the farm she was born on when she was just 7 weeks old.  She was the roly-polyiest little puppy I ever saw!

Here’s Riley at 2 weeks old.  All white (except for her “double mask” over her eyes).

4 weeks old.

6 weeks old!  Still on the farm.  She was the first of her litter to have her ears stand up–what can I say, she’s advanced!

First night home.  So stinkin’ cute!

She would lie on the floor beside her dog bed, but not on it.  Crazy dog!

Trying to crawl up under the couch to get away from Mom taking tons of pictures!  Look at that belly!

Passed out.

Playing in the backyard.

Eating a gumball that fell off our tree.
This Throwback Thursday kind of makes me miss her puppy days…but then I remember all the insane energy she had, the sharp puppy teeth, and how she woke the whole house up at 5:30 every morning because she was used to getting up that early on the farm.  Nah, I don’t really miss it after all!