I cannot tell you how much joy they have brought me. Riley reminds me of my little Puddin, of long ago- same coloring and personality. RB is like a mid sized poodle and so affectionate. I am quite sad that this wonderful experience will end today.
My neighbor returns today, and I am actually picking her up later this morning. She wants RB back, I understand, so I will keep Riley. I will miss RB, though. And I am sure they will miss each other - they are playing right now as I write this. I am going to tell her that if she is not able to take care of RB, I will take her back.
Having dogs again has reminded me of what a wonderful experience it is. You are never alone - in the bathroom, in the kitchen, or anywhere else you go. Last night I was stretched out on my side on the couch with RB in the crook of my bent legs and Riley at my feet. Alas, tonight Riley and I will be alone. Technically so will RB. We will miss her and I bet she misses us,too. I am going to tell her mother that if she finds she cannot deal with her with her health issues, I will gladly take her back.