Best of ….Riley

Today begins my own personal celebration of daily blogging for the last year. I thought a good way begin the party would be to feature a few posts that you guys really liked. Then, through the month of December, I will have some contests, giveaways and other special stuff to thank you all for hanging around here and making blogging so much fun.

Can I possibly run a “Greatest Hits” series without including Riley? I doubt I would get away with it. Not only would he be impossible to live with, but you guys aid and abet his vanity. You’re not helping him, people.

This post was also the first time I revealed my ability to communicate with animals, inanimate objects and young babies no one else can understand. What can I say – it’s a gift! To see other posts featuring my famous blogging dog, click here.

First posted February 8, 2008

From time to time, we may feature an interview for your entertainment and edification. This week, we bring you that famous picker-upper of rats:
Riley Q. Dog:

Intrepid Interviewer: Hello – may I just call you Riley?
Riley: Yes, of course and I am real pleased to be here. You don’t have any cookies do you?
II: Maybe later. How did you end up being interviewed here today?
Riley: Well actually, Mom got a 50mm lens for her camera this week, so she has a boatload of indoor pictures of me and nothing else to write about this morning. How much later on those cookies?
II: Pretty soon. So, how do you feel about having your picture taken all the time?
Riley: Whoa! Did you hear that?
II: No, I didn’t hear anything.
Riley: I thought I heard something.
II: Nothing. Now where were we?
Riley: You were about to give me a cookie I think.
II: Maybe later.
Riley: Whoa! You heard that, right?
II: There is nothing.
Riley: I thought for sure I heard something. How are we coming with the cookies?
II: Pretty soon. Do you have any hobbies?
Riley: I like to take these string thingies off all my toys. The string thingies must die. Usually I get cookies for doing this. II: I don’t think so.
Riley: I am getting tired of this interview.
II: It has only been going on for a few minutes.
Riley: It seems like a lot longer.
II: I do have some cookies.
Riley: I like cookies! II: Just a few more questions first?
Riley: And then there will be cookies?
II: Yes – then there will be cookies.
Riley: Wait – did you hear that? II: No, I didn’t hear anything. Nothing. There IS nothing.
Riley: It sounded like one of satan’s chief minions to me.
II: You hear one of satan’s chief minions right now?
Riley: Yes, it’s the one who drives that big brown truck.
II: That is not one of satan’s chief minions! It’s the UPS man! And he won’t be by for hours!
Riley: I thought I heard him.
II: No, you didn’t. Time for another question – how does it feel to live with a world famous blogger? Riley: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh that was a good one! World famous —– Hahahahahahahahahahahahah! I am sure this interview will help though. Still waiting on those cookies you know!
II: Okay – you have earned cookies. Just one last question – how do you explain your great popularity? Riley: Look at this face – what do you think?
II: Point taken. Thanks for your time and enjoy your cookies.
Riley: Whoa! Did you hear that?

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16 Responses to Best of ….Riley

  1. Ellyn says:

    Boy that Ri-ri is a funny one.

  2. Deb says:

    funny post this morning! love Riley! He is a great subject…

  3. Trisha says:

    You just gotta love Riley!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    You just made my monday. Thanks!

    I love it!

  5. JGH says:

    Riley can come to my house for cookies anytime.

  6. Mental P Mama says:

    Awww. That Riley. I want to hug him, and squeeze him and bring him home with me;)

  7. Olly says:

    I just love that Riley post. More, more more!

  8. Vonda says:

    This is a very cute one. Riley is adorable. I used to have a dog that was half Australian Shepherd and half Border Collie that looked amazingly like Riley. She had a little white on her though. Sweet dog.

  9. tj says:

    …I tell ya, you two should really go on a comedy tour of sorts or somethin’! lol… Too funny! I loved it! ;o)

    …Great job you two!

    …Blessings… :o)

    p.s.~Hey Riley, did ya hear that? lol…

  10. Country Girl says:

    Oh. My. God.

    I am sitting here laughing out loud. The UPS man is one of satan’s minions. And the talk of cookies all the time.

    And wait. Did you hear that?

    How about that?

    Riley rocks!

  11. Flea says:

    I love Riley. Now can I have a cookie?

  12. Cheryl Mousseau says:

    Your Riley is soooo adorable.
    So much like my Glory in the eyes.
    There is lots of personality going on when you see it in the eyes like that. You do a great job of capturing that look and it is easy to imagine exactly what they are thinking. The interview made me chuckle!

  13. Ruth Hull Chatlien says:

    I love his alert expression.

    Smokey thinks the UPS driver is one of Satan’s minions too.

  14. Weezee says:

    That is a classic!

  15. bermudabluez says:

    I LOVE Riley! He now has a fan club…..GREAT pics!!

  16. Kacey says:

    classic post! What a cutie!

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