Six weeks into our Sunshine State adventure, traveling with our new dog has actually gone pretty well. Riley is 14 months old now and has really matured over the last few months. Gone are the ‘Devil Dog’ days of his puppyhood. He’s actually been a pleasure to have along in the trip … and I never thought I’d say that! He flew down with us … Continue reading Traveling With Little Pupper
I’m pretty cheap when it come to haircuts. I just go to the family place – Cost Cutters or Great Clips – when I need a trim. I’ve done that for my whole adult life. This past week, I got a haircut on the same day our dog, Riley, also got his hair cut. Mine was $16. His was $68! Yes, his haircut included a … Continue reading Saving So Our Dog Can Have A Better Life 😉
We are about 6 weeks into taking care of our new puppy, Riley, and everyone is asking us how we are adjusting to the ‘new baby’? The short answer is that it DOES feel like we have a new baby in the house. There are late night wake-ups to take him out, regimented feeding times, and lots of teaching basic commands. He has really restructured … Continue reading Puppies vs Babies
How much does it cost to add a pet to the family? Like most things, the answer is “it depends”. We looked at dogs that would be close to free and ones that cost more than $3K before inviting Riley into our house. Then there is the cost of vet visits, supplies, dog food, and grooming. I found this helpful survey online that surveyed 1,300 … Continue reading How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?
Our new puppy Riley has brought something to our household that’s been missing for the first 5 years of our early retirement: a regular bedtime. Related: Daily Schedule In Early Retirement I haven’t really gone to bed at a consistent time since I was working. Sometimes it’s 10:30p, sometimes it’s way after midnight. On vacation in Florida the last two months, that stretched to 1am. … Continue reading Barking Up A New Bedtime
The newest member of the FireStation Family is Riley, a 14-week old ‘Teddy Bear’ Bichon-Shitzu. We’ve been planning to get a dog for some time, but I purposely didn’t write anything about it until after we made our decision. Whether or not to get a dog has been a long deliberation process at our house going back to when our son was little. Since the … Continue reading The Life Of Riley