Forever Wouldn’t have Been Long Enough

Riley was such an incredible dog. He was so full of energy, playfulness, and love. He didn’t understand the meaning of stranger-and if you weren’t inclined to say hello he’d let out a deep bay to let you know you were supposed to be paying attention to him. He loved to snuggle on the couch and put his paw in my hand or rest his head on me when I got home from work at night.

It was obvious that Riley was a very spoiled boy. His first mama loved him very much. I am so glad I got the chance to care for this amazing boy. He is now reunited with his Mama and I hope they are enjoying each others company again.

Riley’s battle with cancer was far too short. Rest in peace Riley Beau.

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  1. Oh goodness! I’m so sorry! I am glad he had you to spend the end of his life with, so he could be comfortable and happy.
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  2. Run free, Riley.

  3. Oh, I’m so sorry. No matter how long they have, it’s always far too soon. But what a lucky boy that he got to live out his final days with love, kindness, care, and compassion.
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  4. I’m so glad you took the leap to three dogs on behalf of Riley. They are never here long enough. What a wonderful dog – and yes, he is now playing with his mom :). Thank you, thank you. ARROOO!
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  5. I am so bappy that he had you for sustitute mom- you gave him love and training and a hamburger on his home-going day. I know his Mama had to be waiting for him by the rainbow bridge. Thank you for being such a wonderful. Daughter and fur mom.
    love you!¡

  6. That happened so quickly. So sorry for the loss of your foster Riley. It’s wonderful he had such good care. Purrs and pawhugs.
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  7. So sorry to hear the news but glad his last days were spent with love.
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  8. I’m so sorry about Riley. How great that he got to spend his final days happy and comfortably. R.I.P. Sweet Riley.
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  9. I fall behind on reading blog posts and this is what I find. I’m bawling at my desk, of course for the loss of Riley, but more because Riley was able to live out the rest of his life, however short, in the comforts of your loving home vs. a hospital or shelter with strangers. You gave him such an amazing gift that you will get back a thousand fold. I wish there were more people in the world like you!!!!

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