Monday, October 27, 2008

Goodbye Sweet Puppy!


We are very sad today. My sweet dog, Riley, was hit by a car this weekend. She was staying at my mom's house (which she's done a million times) and dug out of her backyard. She's done that many times too, usually she runs around and then makes her way back to the front door. This time she wandered out to hwy 62, only made it a 100 yards or so and was struck. My mom called me as I was driving back into town from Little Rock to tell me that Riley had dug out and she had been gone an hour. I was not too worried because she is a free spirited dog and pretty smart. Mom said she'd call if she didn't come back soon or if she did show up. Jeremy and I were headed straight to his parent's house to have a birthday dinner for his dad, but we just thought maybe we'd just run by my mom's and locate Riley then go to his parent's. When we pulled up to the turn in to her neighborhood we saw her on the road just a little ways up. We pulled over and Jeremy went to check on her. She had passed away, but was not too beat up...it didn't look like she suffered. He pulled her into the grass so he could come back later that night with a truck to get her and bury her. Jeremy and his dad returned later to pick her up and they burried her on his parent's land by their yellow lab that they lost a few years ago. Needless to say, we were very sad, many tears have been shed over this puppy. She was gentle and well-mannered for the most part and really was a good companion to both of us. She particularly liked Jeremy and I was so jealous! :) She will be sorely missed. I think we both felt like a special member of our family had died.
We love you and will miss you, Riley!

I will update you on my 10 year class reunion at a later date. I forgot to bring the camera cord to upload my pics. In other recent events, I went to the doctor today for my 28 week checkup and all is well, I'm measuring how I should and still feeling good. I did get a flu shot and it didn't hurt from the needle but later that soreness in my arm hurts! I went through all those shots and blood draws with no problems and a lowsy flu shot makes me feel like a pansy! Oh well, its worth it not to get the flu!

12 comments:

The Allens said...

I am so sorry - that is very sad.

davidcatherinewilson said...

Candes called us last night to tell us and we're so sorry. I know she was definitely an important member in your family. I'm glad that she didn't suffer much. I know you all will miss her.

Jen said...

Oh, Adrienne! I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...I'm sure Riley was like a child to you, just as Molly is to us. Thinking of you...

Danielle said...

I've followed your blog for some and this is the first time commenting. I cried when I read this post. It is so hard to lose a pet. It's just like you said, like losing a part of your family. Remember all the fun times and crazy things she did...it will make you laugh.

Krysta said...

I'm so sorry about losing your baby. That really tugs at my heart because my dogs are my kids. Thinking of you!

Mary Kate said...

I am so sorry Adrienne! We had a chocolate lab, Bailey, who got run over about two years ago, so I know exactly how your heart is feeling right now! It was 4th of July & the fireworks freaked her out. I went out to check on her one night & she was gone. Michael & I both went in different directions to look for her. I found her on a busy hwy about a mile from our house. It was horrible. I couldn't even get out of the car...I just had to wait on Michael to see if it was her even though I 'knew' it was! I am so sorry for your loss! I am sure Riley was like a child to you & your hubby!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about Riley. I know how much you loved your puppies. I know how you feel, My family has always had dogs. I'm glad she didn't suffer much.
Love Kelli

The Cole's est 2002 said...

I am so sorry Adrienne. I know you loved her very much.

Angie said...

Oh man...I don't even know what to say Adri, other than I love you and I loved Riley too. She was such a sweet baby with such a tender spirit. She'll be missed, but certainly not forgotten. She's probably playing in Heaven right now with Bosleigh! A sweet reunion!

In other news, it was great to see you and your cute little baby belly. I hope I get to see you again soon. Love you. :)

Jessica said...

I am so, so sorry. Our dog will always be our first born, so I know the pain you feel is deep. Please let me know if I can do anything to help. I am praying for you, sweet Adrienne. It was good to see you at the shop today. : )

Karen Barnes said...

Oh my goodness,I'm so sad for your guys. You are in my prayers. I know whats it like to lose a loved family pet. Just know Adrienne you guys are so loved, Karen Barnes

Gary and Kellye said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy. I'm very partial to animals (probably moreso than I am to most humans!!!), and I know how their personalities grow on you and become part of your life. My heart goes out to you all.