Riley Weighs In

I’m sure you remember Sylvester, our 22 pound “Argonaut” winter squash. He has been a quiet guest and no trouble at all. [be sure to come back tomorrow because some of Sylvester’s relatives have been over for dinner recently and you will want to check to that out] Meanwhile, the other night, we were all sitting out on the porch and it turned out [as it often does] that Riley had something on his mind.sylvesterRiley: What is this?
Me: It’s a squash.
Riley: Is it good to eat?
Me: Well, yes. But we aren’t going to eat this one. His name is Sylvester.
Riley: He has a name? How did he get a name? I don’t think vegetables have names do they?
kiddingMe: Some vegetables might have names.
Riley: You named him didn’t you? I know what this is about. He…no – IT is going to be on your blog, right?
Me: Maybe. Why don’t you say hello to him?listenRiley: The things I have to do around here…. Hello? He isn’t saying anything.
Me: That’s ok – just be nice to him.helloRiley: [thinking] She wants me to be nice to a squash. thinkingRiley: I don’t feel like being nice to a stupid squash that will probably be on your blog more than I am! Pppphhhhhbbbbbbbttttt!tongueMe: Now that’s not very nice.
Riley: Nice, schmice – I will be laying out here in the yard. I am not going to be seen sitting on the porch with a vegetable in sunglasses.yard

So there you have it – sibling rivalry. I have a feeling we have not heard the last from these two.

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14 Responses to Riley Weighs In

  1. Ashmystir says:

    LOL. Too cute and too funny!

    Love it!

  2. Laura ~Peach~ says:

    HYSTERICAL Riley is fantastic!

  3. Country Girl says:

    Poor Riley. I think that maybe he wants his own pair of shades, perhaps?

  4. Olly says:

    I love the Riley posts!

  5. Ellyn says:

    That Riley has always been just a touch jealous.

  6. Mary says:

    I’m thinking you had better check Sylvester for bite marks… ;)

  7. Mary says:

    I’m thinking you had better check Sylvester for bite marks… ;)

  8. Ruth Hull Chatlien says:

    Tell Riley that I’ve very much missed hearing from him. Maybe that will make him feel better.

  9. Flea says:

    Riley has every right to be jealous of an inanimate object.

  10. Burgh Baby says:

    I think Riley has sunglasses envy.

  11. asthmagirl says:

    The Brute Squad thinks Riley is very sensible. Particularly Cassie, who dislikes being made to talk to ceramic cowz!

    Is there any way Riley could get really small and act like a Chihuahua? He would terrify the girls in his current state!

  12. JGH says:

    Hmm…does Riley like squash? Maybe with garlic and lots of butter?

    What a sweet dog!

  13. Trisha says:

    Okay – this one has me laughing out loud in a public place! Poor Riley! Has Sylvester become a “dinner guest” yet or is he destined to be on the porch for the rest of his days?

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