Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday, Riley!

Happy Friday, lovelies! Today is a special Friday in our household because our sweet Riley Thomas is three. I really don't know how that happened! It seems like it was just yesterday that I brought him home to live with us. I say "I" brought him home because Corey had repeatedly said, "don't get that dog. Do not get that dog." What can I say - sometimes its better to ask for forgiveness than permission. ;)

I always spoil him rotten on his birthday. I woke up early to play fetch with him. 

Then, we headed back upstairs for breakfast and a pupcake. 
First bite before I cut it. 

His cake is from the "barkery" at a pet boutique here in Hoboken, You Lucky Dog. I bought his cake there last year too and he loved it so much that I knew I had to get a similar one this year. 

Naturally, after cake come presents. 
Digging into the bag. 
And its a sock monkey! Its always a sock monkey, actually. These are his favorite toys and he destroys one every couple months. I let him "pick out" a toy at the pet shop earlier in the week and this is what he pulled out of the bin. 
Our birthday boy.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Riley's third year. 
This is how he lays. Belly up, just waiting for it to be scratched. 

Riley was a sock monkey for Halloween. Clearly, he loved his costume.

I got out of the shower one morning to find this. He clearly believes he is human. 

With his buddy from play group, Charlie.

Just home from the groomers, which he desperately needs a trip to now. 

Happy 3rd birthday to the sweetest dog in the world!


  1. Happy birthday, Riley! I'm glad he had a fun day!

  2. Happy Birthday Riley!

    Cavs are just THE BEST dogs, aren't they?!

  3. Happy Birthday Riley!!! :)

    And I love that you got him without asking! Too funny!


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