Riley does his civic duty

When I went over to the kitchen for my 2nd 5th cup of coffee this morning, I noticed that Riley was acting strangely.
Me: What’s up Ri-ri?
Riley: I was thinking…
Me: Uh-oh. This should be interesting – what were you thinking about?thinkingRiley: I saw that you were doing something called “taxes” the other night.
Me: Yep – it’s that time of year alright.
Riley: And you have to tell them about the money you make on your blog, right?
Me: If I actually made any money with my blog, then yes, I would have to pay taxes on it. Why do you ask?
Riley: Well, I kind of made money from the blog you know.lookingMe: Did you? I wasn’t aware of that.
Riley: I did though. It was actually cookies, but still. I want to do the right thing, you know?pickupMe: That is certainly admirable. I don’t think it will be a problem though. May I see that?
Riley: Sure – take a look and tell me what you think.giveMe: I have to say that this is one of the more interesting forms I think I have ever seen. I don’t believe this is necessary, but if it will make you feel better, I will send it in. How much do you owe? You have to send that in too.
Riley: Maybe just one cookie?
Me: Got it – one cookie it is. You feel better now?formRiley: Yes. I’ve been in jail before you know. I don’t want to go back.
Me: I remember and I can’t say that I blame you. But since it’s how we met, I can’t be completely sorry. I will get this in the mail today.injailbeforeRiley: Thanks Mom – I knew I could count on you!thanks
Happy Tax Day everyone. I hope you only owe one cookie too!

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Riley and His Friend
Riley Isn’t Friends with Everyone

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19 Responses to Riley does his civic duty

  1. Trisha says:

    Riley is a real honest dog, isn’t he? I am so glad to know that he won’t be going back to jail any time soon!

  2. Ashleigh says:

    This has got to be THE best post I’ve seen in ages. I love it!

    Riley needs to show Dixie how to do her taxes!


  3. I hope you counted him as a deduction. He’s too darn cute for words;)

  4. Kate says:

    This is adorable. Love Riley!!

  5. Kami says:

    Hi! I found you on Twitter (you’re following me :) and wanted to stop by and say hi! What a cutie pie dog!
    I am tagging you for a meme that I am completing today. It’s a world tour of motherhood…list 5 things you love about being a mother. You can absolutely feel free to NOT play along, I won’t take it personally, but I wanted to get some different perspectives than the people I normally tag for this type of thing. Visit my blog for the tag directions and links.
    Take care,

  6. Flea says:

    Happy Tax Day, Dlyn! Here’s hoping that next year my refund is NOT in cookies!

  7. Charlane says:

    I owe 15 buhzillion cookies as I was wise enough to cash out an account in anticipation that I would need money to live with if I was laid off. I’m filing an extension today.

  8. CLAUDIA says:

    I sooo miss having a talking dog. My grandboys are allergic. I found you on “Gardening while intoxicated.” The post about pansies, I too popped off there dead heads and they grew where ever they fell; started back up when the weather got cooler. Nice surprise.

  9. Daryl says:

    Well, now I might not mind PAYING in cookies but I want my refund in a non-edible check please

  10. ellyn says:

    That’s a good dog you have there. Smart *snort* too. I couldn’t even think that with a straight face.

  11. Pearl says:

    :O i totally did not realize that you moved! thank goodness you updated your old blog again!

  12. deanna s. says:

    Too cute! Love the pictures….I am trying to get that shallow depth of field in mine and just can’t seem to. Do you use that 500mm/1.8 lens on your list to get that effect? I’m just learning my Nikon D80.

  13. Lori says:

    All this cookie talk makes me want to bake.
    BTW, I am glad I am not the only one who has a 5th cup of coffee.

  14. ellyn says:

    Anna says Riiii-riiii.

    Daisy is looking for him

  15. Laura says:

    awwww riley you are such a good fella… I bet squirt would fib… she is OLD though and is tax exempt…other wise she would owe MANY cookies!

  16. O what a sweet dog that is!! How did you manage to get him to fill in that tax-form..?? lol… It’s been such a funny post to read! I got to your website via tastespotting on an older post of yours and just love it! I have added you to my reader!

  17. Donalyn says:

    He is crazy mutt – I never would have thought of him doing his taxes, ya know? I’m glad he made you smile – not a traditionally “smiley” day, so Riley was glad to do his part.

    Trisha, Ashleigh, MPM, Kate, Flea Charlane, Daryl, Ellyn, Lori and Laura – Riley sends nice sloppy dog kisses. [I’m not kidding about the sloppy part either!]

    Hi Kami – nice to meet another upstater. I will get to the meme if I can, ok?

    Welcome Caludia – I love GWI too!

    Pearl – that is why I did it – I knew I was missing some people ;)

    Deanna – that is the 50mm – I think I had it set at about 2.2 for those. It works out nicely that the lens I like for indoor shooting also does a really nice DOF at the settings that let in the most light. Just takes a little practice. I love “Understanding Exposure” by Bryan Peterson – great book to get it all figured out.

  18. Weezee says:

    Good boy Riley!!! That should ensure you stay out of jail. I am glad you won’t have to go back but I would have to come back and help spring you out again!!!

    I am happy to say because of my doggie childdren I am getting cookies back this year. It will come as a check but will be cashed into cookies I have no doubt. :-)

  19. deanna s. says:

    Thanks for the photography info, I’m going to put that lens on my wishlist….I actually found the “Understanding Exposure” book on our library online catalog so I should be picking it up soon. Love your blog!

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