It's been nearly a month and I have been avoiding this post. We had to say good-bye to our sweet Riley. He is still a very much missed member of our family. Here is my mini-tribute to our BeagleMan.
He was a Beagle by every mean. He barked at everything that moved, he jumped at the fence for entertainment, he ate yard poop. But he loved to cuddle, he loved to nap in Grace's room, and when someone was crying he would bring them every toy he had. He wanted nothing more than to make you happy, sit on your lap if you'd let him and would mow you over to get that crumb that fell to the floor. We miss the noise and the love he added to our home.
Adding our Boxer was the best thing we did for Riley. He had a new friend and they played and played every day till both were exhausted.
He was so patient with her.
And patient with me!
Graduation Day at PetSmart - Beginners class - Round 1
In the summer you let him out back and have to drag him in later. He loved laying in the sun all day.
Beginners class - Round 2
(He was a true, selectively obedient, Beagle)
June 2006 - March 2012
We aren't sure what exactly caused his spinal injury, but it hit hard and fast. So selfishly we wanted to keep him forever, but watching our usually active dog unable to walk, not responding to any medication forced us to make a very tough decision - one I still dont like to talk about. We know it was best, but we hope to never have to do that again. We bring up something goofy he did all the time and laugh at the memories he left us with.
Such a sweet Riley.