5 years

Dear Puppa,

It’s hard to believe you’ve gone from this…

riley in arms

To this…

riley 4 point 5

But I have photographic proof, so it must be true.

Sometimes I wish you could have stayed the adorable little fuzzball we brought home from the shelter forever — purely for the cuteness factor. But really, you’re a great grown-up dog (most of the time) and raising you has been a challenge, a journey, a joy. Thanks for licking my face when I’m sad, licking my face when I’m happy, and licking the floor when I drop food. Here’s to another year of kibbles and cuddles.

Your Momma

9 responses to “5 years”

  1. gingermandy Avatar

    d’awww happy birthday pupperoni!

  2. Sonje Avatar

    That dog is five years old? I could have sworn you just got him a year or two ago. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure I remember you getting him. Christ, how long have we known each other? More than five years? Is that possible??????

  3. T. S. Bazelli Avatar

    EEEE so cute! Happy doggie birthday!

  4. Shari Avatar

    Awww! Happy Birthday to him! :)

  5. Anthony Lee Collins Avatar

    What great pictures. Happy birthday to the pup!

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  7. Kristan Avatar

    Riley says, “Ruff ruff, a roo roo ROOOOOOO!” (Or: “Thanks for all the birthday wishes!”)

    Yup, I’d guess about 5 yrs. Time flies, doesn’t it?

  8. linda Avatar

    Aww, soooo cute! Happy belated 5th birthday to Riley! I have the same feeling about Mochi — I wish he’d stay a tiny adorable bunny forever because CUTENESS. He’s a lot bigger now and sadly not as cute appearance-wise, but I do appreciate that he’ll come to me for pets now and lick me in response (instead of me having to wait til he lies down somewhere and then sneak up on him, lol).

  9. Kristan Avatar

    Aww, that’s so cute! You’re making me miss my childhood rabbit… (Oh-so-creatively named Thumper. :P)