Gratuitous Pictures of My 'Kids'

Its been a while since I've had an update on my 'kids' aka Rico and Riley also known as the reason why I have to vacuum frequently.  

Rico's a kick.  He is a bad ass and rules the house.  He thinks he is a dog and was sorely disappointed when Riley entered the picture.  Despite his spunk and personality, he is also a lover.... but the best way to get him to love you is to fight him first.  Rico likes to play hard.  

Here is Rico and how he likes to sleep: 

Here is an example of how big/long he is: 
 31 inches not including his tail

He decided one day to take over Riley's Crate and Riley was not too pleased: 

Riley's been really good lately.  When we brought him home two years ago, I kind of just accepted the fact that he would be this goofy-in-your-face-not-quite-good-but-only-wants-to-please kind of pup.  After an unfortunate series of events while staying with 'grandpa' while we were out of town one of which resulted in many adventures including a 6 foot long leash being chewed to the size of this: 

We enrolled him in Doggy Bootcamp - complete with a Marine instructor and lets just say I set my expectations really low.  Despite my low expectations, he's a completley different dog.   He genuinely wants to listen, and genuinely wants to please. 

Here are my favorites that melt my heart: 

Use that Q on a triple word score!

I like going for rides in cars

any one see my other flip flops?

I do not like baths

Damn I'm a foxy pup

I just want to make sure you don't leave with out me

Sometimes I go topless

Mom, you really need to get me a softer pillow
 And that, my friends concludes this edition of my photo dump of my furry friends. 

But WAIT...  There's more!  One of the things in Riley's trainings is to actually do what we tell him to do and not move until we 'release' him.  Every.single.time I go for a run, he's in my face, making all sorts of fuss because I take too long getting dressed or tying my shoes.  On one particular Saturday morning, I made him go into a long down as I took my time getting dressed, tying my shoes, getting my music ready, etc...  After about 10 minutes of this he got antsy and decided to tell me exactly what he was thinking...  God Bless this guy.  He makes me smile so much!


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