Hello friends! I’m sure most of you in the North East area stayed home from work today… crippled by this “historic” blizzard. HA. The first thing we did when we woke up was put on all our layers and trekked to our local park so that our boy could enjoy this weather. He pranced around and ate a ton of snowballs.. but those pictures will be saved for his own puppy blog tomorrow. He warned me not to use his pictures or else! Anyways, after we enjoyed the morning as a family, we made our way back to my house so that Hunter could spend some time with my family as well as his new cousin, as I’m sure he has already complained to you folks about.
This wonderful pup right here is named Riley. Her shelter name was Stella. When she came home with my sister and mom, they gave her a temporary name. Zoey. That didn’t work out because my fobby mom couldn’t pronounce it well enough and would call her Joey. lol So Riley works.
She’s a handful. Peeing and pooping EVERYWHERE! And she pees and poops like every 2 hours! If you recall from Hunter’s puppy blog, that’s how she got on my grandparents’ bad side. Because she pooed on their carpet! lol However, one key difference between Hunter and Riley is that she’s still a pup. She likes everyone and anyone (not a good thing yet). My grandparents like that fact that she approaches them and allows for them to pet her. Hunter, on the hand continues to be more cautious around people and will shy away from people petting him if he is not comfortable with them. So if you ask me, my grandparents are starting to fall for this young pup, and they’re falling for her fast! Confirmation? Riley peed on their mat outside of their bedroom and my grandmother just laughed!
Sorry. This picture is a little blurry. Here are the two kids waiting for their great grandmother to set down their delicious meals. Of course, there’s food in front of Hunter so he’s as still as a statue. Riley? Not so much. The pup has ADD. I knew that my grandparents had started to fall for Riley when they made an extra portion of beef and rice.
Here’s the two of them playing with each other after lunch. As you can see, Hunter is testing out how much strength to use when he’s playing with her.
I think Hunter is still coming to terms that he is no longer the sole prince in the family. Riley is full of puppy energy and loves following Hunter around the house. She’s like his shadow. And while Hunter likes her, he does not enjoy being jumped on and licked every moment they are together. Every now and then, he growls at Riley, especially when she steals his food or gets in his way. BUT don’t underestimate Riley. That little thing has a feisty personality and will stick up for herself if she has to. When they first met, Hunter growled at her but she growled back. The both of them are still negotiating their boundaries with each other.
I know Hunter will grow to love Riley as Riley already loves her older cousin. He has lost his bed and his pillow (pictured above) to Riley.. but he doesn’t mind. He’s willing to lay on the hard floor.
We are looking forward to their blossoming friendship! Until next time!