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 😉
They say that a puppy is a ticket to immediate exercise, but our 3-a-day walks of the new pupper have surprisingly been a ticket to something else …. getting to know our neighborhood in a completely new way. We thought we knew the neighborhood well already. We’ve lived here for almost 11 years and have met everyone up-and-down the street at one time or another. … Continue reading Neighborhood Tour Guide
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?
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