Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:47 AM
We had Riley for 10 wonderful years. We rescued him from the animal
shelter in March of 1997 when he was very little. Once he grew up he weighed
130 lbs. He was very sweet and gentle. Our cats and chickens were not
afraid of him. He was a constant companion to our children from the time
they were 6 and 7, until they were 16 and 17. All of their friends loved
him, and were protected by him as if he was their dog, too. We used to take
him camping and hiking and swimming with us. We miss him now so very much.
Having to let him go has left a big empty place in our home and our hearts.
We were so lucky to have him. We feel blessed that we were able give him
our love for those 10 years that he was with us.
Tad, Linda, Raina and Chase T.