Friday, February 13, 2009

Play Date with Riley

I got a very nice email from my boyfriend Riley. He realized how hard I have been working recently and he invited me over to his yard for a play date. He is so considerate, and handsome too.

Riley has a big fenced yard and a deck with lots of levels which are fun to jump on. We only have a boring, flat brick patio at home so his yard is a lot more fun.

I raced around his yard as fast as I could. Unfortunately I ran so fast I crashed into a lawn ornament and broke it! Barbara was not pleased.

Riley chased me but had a hard time catching me.

He tried but sometimes it was just easier to wait until I jumped on the deck to head me off.

After a lot of racing around we played a few bitey face games on the deck. Riley really likes that game but I like being chased even more.

I needed a big drink after all our exertions. Look how polite Riley is. He sat there so nicely while I drank up all the water! I do like my boyfriends to be deferential.

It was a great morning (even though the people had croissants with butter and jelly and Riley and I did not even get a taste) and helped me get out a lot of my setter energy.


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What a wonderful date in prelude to Valentine's Day!

Your Friends,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wooohoo Niamh, looks liek you had a blast with your BF :o) Hope you get lots of cards and heart shaped treats!
Love and slobbers xx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Sure you had a pawesome time with Riley!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Kisses and hugs

NESSA the hovawart said...


it looks you had a really good time with Riley. What a playdate!Like it would be a Valentine visiting:-)
Happy Valentines Day, dear friend,

Pedro said...


Wow, Riley is a big fluffy guy! My brother Ziggy loves to be chased too. Hope you and Riley have a great Valentine's Day!


Maggie and Mitch said...

OOPS! We hope your mom isn't still upset! We can tell how much fun you and Riley were having!
Happy Valentine's day, Niamh!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Fenway said...

You deserved your day of running fun with Riley after working so hard to teach the other dogs manners. I wish I could work with you on my CGC Test. I am getting very, very good at heeling and all the other footwork and things needed for competitive obedience. My mom learned a deep lesson....that I respond to praise more than anything in the world. Even cheese! I am still finding it hard to stay down for 3 whole minutes. Last weekend I NQ'ed on my first fun trial because I got up a two minutes and 55 seconds. My mom wasn't mad at all..she was astounded that I did it for that long!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day full of love, my sweet beauty!
Your adoring Fenway

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Niamh! I'm glad you got to play with Riley - that sure looked like fun!

See ya!

Ludo van puppy said...

A great way to get ready for valentines day. I likes how your boyfriend looks, does he come in girl form? BOL!
~lickies, Ludo

Amber-Mae said...

Riley & you look like such a cute couple.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow it looks like you had a great time. We love racing around the backyard too..

Big sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are certainly right. Soon we will be trying to keep up with her.

Big sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Riley is lovely Niahm and such fun too by the look of it. He has a great garden to run around in.

Holly & Zac...XX

Anonymous said...

Wow what a wonderful play date!!! We so wish we (or one of our friends BOL) had such a big enclosed yard to play in! That looks like it was super fun! :)

Deetz said...

Wow you looked like you could really do long zoomies in that yard. I was afraid you were going to say that you ran into a tree or something....a lawn ornament can be replaced...a niamh, cannot.