Dog-gone Doggies for January 26th

Riley, the Dog of the Day
Name: Riley
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male Breed: Dachshund
Home: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Riley is our lighter colored Longhaired Dachshund. We don’t get a lot of snow here, but he sure enjoyed it when we did! Riley is the sweetest puppy!! Okay, he’s all grown up, technically, but he is only two years old, so he’s still a puppy to us! He is a little chicken sometimes but sweet! He loves to play and he is so fast! He loves to play with our other dog Toby, the red dachshund! He loves to play with his tennis ball and chew on his bones. I love him so much!!

He has so much energy sometimes we have to try to calm him down. His favorite toy is anything that our other dachshund Toby is playing with. He loves to chase tennis balls; he is really fast! He is great!

Doggie of the Day for Sept. 17th

Cotton, the Dog of the Day
Name: Cotton
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male Breed: Cocker Spaniel,
King Charles Cavalier
Home: New York, USA
Cotton was rescued off of Craig’s list. Cotton was scared to death of most people and all animals but has made himself very comfortable since! He’s the love of my life! We call him the “EST”…, The Cutest, funniest, Sweetest, playfulest, lovingest dog I’ve ever known or met in my life! He’s the light and love of my day, every day!

Cotton is the King of Cuddle and if you have a lap, he’s got the time! I don’t know how but in the mornings when I wake up, even if I don’t open my eyes or say anything he knows I’m awake and he’ll crawl up from the end of the bed and sit right next to me on the other pillow. I keep pretending I’m asleep but then his bitty stubby tail starts wagging (fast like a humming birds) and I just have to open my eyes! The second I do that,he goes nuts with he kisses and he has to nuzzle right into me on the pillow! Eventually he ends up on his back, but only after a full and complete “Cotton Boarding” (like water boarding but less torture!)

Cotton does not like it if you sneeze or cough! He immediately runs from whatever room you’re coughing or sneezing in and trounces on your chest, looking directly in your eyes, as if to say…”HEY Knock that OFF!” I was choking once and I thought he was going to kill me when he kept trying to bounce on and off my chest to stop it!


Cotton at some point decided that ANY alarm that goes off in the house means there’s a squirrel in the backyard and he has to get to it right now!! This comes in very handy when it’s raining out and he doesn’t want to go out to pee! I set the kitchen timer for a minute, wait by the back door and as soon as it goes off… I open the door, as he speeds by and out to the patio! Once he’s wet, he’ll do his business in the rain, but not unless there’s a squirrel alarm handy!

Cotton would prefer it if no door was ever closed in our house! He’s not fussed about guest’s using the bathroom, as long as they leave the door open in the mean time! If you have the audacity to close it, he rakes his paw across it until you open it again! If you don’t open it, he will leave his tennis ball right there in front of the door, so that when you do come out you will be well aware, that he was there and not very happy with you!

Cotton’s very good at entertaining himself. I bought two small “baby” blankets when he was a puppy and they became fodder for play! He takes his tennis ball and wraps the blanket around it, and then holds one end up with his teeth to “pop” the ball out of the blanket and across the floor! It’s a blast to watch! He’s very agile with his “soccer” paws! If one of his blankets isn’t readily available then you may find any clothes you left on your bed (or floor) half way down the hall! Cotton loves his laser tag as well! He not only chases it but he while does, he’ll straddling both sides of the blanket with his front legs and hold the blanket in his teeth, causing him to canter like a horse! It’s hysterical and adorable, all at once!

Cotton will not eat unless at least one person’s watching him! Two is preferable (“Thank You”!) but if he’s hungry and wants to eat, he will go to whatever rooms holds humans and cry until you follow him to the dinning room! As soon as he has enough people to suit his needs, he eats!