Friday, June 10, 2011

Riley (2001-2011)

This past Tuesday we lost one of our dearest four-footed friends.  Riley passed away around midnight.  For the past week we knew he wasn't doing good.  We thought we were going to lose him on Memorial Day, but he held out another week, even perking up a bit for a few days.  But it was only short lived.

Riley was sort of our last chance on dogs.  I had begged Mom and Dad for a dog of my very own for quite a few years.  We had several dogs throughout the years and they always went missing.  One Christmas they surprised all of us and gave us a certificate for one Golden Retriever puppy.  He was such a gangly looking thing when we got him.  We did our very best at training him so that he would stay home and wouldn't wander and as a result, he lived a wonderful 9 1/2 years.  It just wasn't long enough...

He was a wonderful dog, a devoted guardian and we are going to miss him dearly. 
(I tried to put music to this video and failed, but if you click on the play button on the right hand side of the screen in the box labeled "My Songlist", it plays the music I was going to add.)

Posted by Kelsey

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Kelsey, I'm so sorry. The Nevue songs on your playlist are just beautiful.
    We love you all, Sarah