Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Over 4 months old

Riley turned 18 weeks old this past Monday- 4 months old on Christmas Day. We were, unfortunately, not here to celebrate with him. We were gone in the Galapagos Islands for a week and when we came back **POW** He was bigger! Taller, longer, older. We really saw it after being away from him (for the first time ever).

He's growing up SO quickly.

Monday, December 15, 2008

16 Weeks

So Riley is 16 weeks old today. I make that distinction because he'll be four months old on Christmas day (he was born August 25th.) It is so odd that it's a 10-day spread at this point but it is what it is. He's 8 lbs and FULL of UNBOUNDING ENERGY! He's been a bit much to deal with these past few days- a bit more than in the past. He's just so curious and so smart- taking everything in, learning all new sorts of things like walking on a leash without killing the leash, he has his "sit" command down pat, and he's still learning lay down. Like his sister Phoebe, he knows, "Gimme a kiss" very well. Probably his first command. 16 weeks old and just over 7 weeks with us. Seems longer. Where does the time go?


Oh no he didn't! Yes, poor, poor Riley was leaning in for a kiss to Miss Phoebe, just like he kisses (i.e., tongue-bathes) his brother, Chandler. And wouldn't ya know it? She warns him... full on sounds, teeth, and all. Oh... this one is gonna take some time.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm a big boy!

When Riley first joined our family he was teeny tiny. Look at the photo on the right side of the page. He could sleep on top of Chandler and not cover him. However today they are sleeping next to each other because Riley would crush Chandler. What happened? When did he get so big? And, he is not even halfway full grown yet. Yikes!

Sir Riley is now the longest dog in the house. He is not quite as tall as the others, but that will likely change in the next day to two.