Category Archives: Conversations with Riley

Riley is my puppy, and she has a lot to say about the world and our society. “Conversations with Riley” is a series of posts that chronicle a small snippet of the deep philosophical conversations that we share. Please be sure to click the name of each post to view the entire story.

Conversations with Riley #27: Warm Spots Chase The Goblins Away

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It’s comfy

Me: <stretch> I’m going to get some water

–30 seconds later–

Riley: Hi
Me: You took my spot
Riley: I heard a thing and I got scared and it’s getting cold outside and you’re spot is warm and I knew you’d give me hugs and kisses and do I have to move I like it here and I love you so much can I have a hug and kiss?
Me: Yes.

Conversations with Riley #26: Socks, How I Missed Thee

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Like it says… Socks

Me: Ooof! It feels good to get my shoes and socks off!
Riley: Did you say… socks?!
Me: Yes, um… why?
Riley: <dive bombs my socks face first, then proceeds push her face against the floor using my socks as a cushion> They smell good! They smell like you!

Conversations with Riley #25: Books and Snacks

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Remember the Pizza Hut Book Club?

Me: Ah! It feels good to sit down and take my shoes off!
Riley: <sits at attention, looking me in the eye> Hello sir
Me: Hmm… very formal

<Riley rests a paw on my knee>

Riley: Sir it’s been a long and quiet day and even though I’ve been bored I was a good girl and didn’t get into anything I shouldn’t or even eat one of those tasty morsels I love so well.
Me: And by tasty morself you mean… a book, don’t you?
Riley: Mmmmmmm book…
Me: Riley, did you eat a book?
Riley: I love you

Conversations with Riley #23: Tail Music

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Puppy Music

Me: <singing> I wake up in the morning and raise my weary head
Riley: <Grin!!!! Jump!!!!>
Me: <singing> Had an old coat for a pillow and the earth was last night’s bed

<Guitar strum>

Me: ?
Riley: I always wanted to play for Snoopy and Woodstock’s All Pet Revue

<Tag wail, guitar strum>

Me: <singing> I don’t know where I”m goin’, only God knows where I’ve been…

 

Conversations with Riley #22: Sleep Growling

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Courtesy Tri-102.5

Me: Hey – since it’s such a lazy day I’m going to take a nap.
Riley: Ok! I like naps!

<I fall asleep and wake up an hour later>

Me: Um Riley…? Why am I buried in your toys?
Rile: You were growling – I thought they’d make you happy.

Conversations with Riley # 20: Ghost Hiders… er… Busters

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Picture Courtesy of Wikipedia

<smoke detector announcing battery is low>

Riley: What was that?
Me: Battery is low on the smoke detector

<smoke detector announcing battery is low>

Riley: WHAT was that?
Me: Oh I guess you haven’t heard that before
Riley: IT’S A GHOST! <hides>

<I brave heights to take the battery out>

Riley: Who you gonna call?
Me: It wasn’t a —
Riley: I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost!!