Hello! My name is Riley, and I am a RAGOM dog. I’m going to tell you about my Happy Ending.
I arrived in my Forever Home in January. Our house has a BIG yard! I patrol the yard every day, taking care to sniff and pee in every corner. In the morning, I watch and make sure that the children in our neighborhood get safely on the school bus. I also greet everyone who walks by our fence. If they are lucky, they get to pet me! There are lots of dogs in our neighborhood, too – Buddy, Sam, Lena, Stella, Ruby, and Arlo—and we always take time to chat.
My day goes like this. Forever Daddy gets up first and feeds me breakfast. Then he goes off to someplace called “Work.” It must not be a nice place, because Daddy says he’d rather stay home and play with me. After Daddy leaves, I hop up on the bed so Forever Mommy and I can have Snuggle Time. Eventually, we get up. Mommy makes me wait while she drinks this funny-smelling stuff called “Coffee.” It takes forever, but finally we go for a Walk.
There is a creek by our house. There are lots of things to sniff, plus I get to splash in the water and play in the mud! Mommy says I always manage to find the stinkiest mud in the whole place. This morning I found a dead fish to roll on, and Mommy was so proud she was speechless!
Sometimes we go to the Dog Park. That is the best place, because all us dogs get to run and play and we never have to wear stupid leashes or harnesses. Plus, I get to ride in the car! Once a week, we go to Smart Dog School. That’s where I get to show off all the tricks I know, like Sit, Stand, Roll Over, and many others. A lot of the dogs are puppies, so Mommy says it’s a good thing I’m there to show them how it’s done.
Mommy works at home during the day, doing something called “Writing” on her computer. I have my own cave under her desk with a bed and blankets. I help her with her work and remind her when it’s time to take breaks and play. Sometime I steal socks from the laundry and run away so Mommy has to chase me. When Mommy cooks in the kitchen, I lie on the floor just in case she drops something. That way she doesn’t have to clean up. Mommy says I’m so helpful she doesn’t know how she got along without me.
In late afternoon, I wait by the door for Daddy to come home. We take a Walk in the evening, and then I like to lie on the couch with my head in his lap while he rubs my belly. I have a big rawhide to chew on, too. I always do an evening patrol of the yard to make sure everyone is safe, and then it’s Night-Night Time.
There are so many places to sleep in my house! I can sleep in my bed right next to Mommy and Daddy’s big bed, or in my cave under Mommy’s desk, or on the couch. If it’s hot, I like to stretch out on the wood floor. Sometimes I dream that I am chasing squirrels, and I bark to show them who’s boss.
So that’s my Happy Ending. Mommy wants me to add that she and Daddy are so grateful to my Foster Mommy Rona for choosing them to be my Forever parents. They feel blessed every day.
See everyone at the RAGOM picnic! Love, Riley