Pet of the Month.

Riker B. March 2015


How did you come to live with your current family?

My daddy was a bad boy and my momma was a sucker for dark stormy eyes and the promise of a wild time. My siblings and I were the consequence of her rebellion (puppies are a completely different type of “wild time”). Next thing we knew, farmer Ben gave us all to the nice people with the Alternative Humane Society. They took care of us all until my people came and adopted me! I was so excited I threw up in the car on the way to my new home.

What Silly or Little known facts should we know about you?

I LOVE ice; but only if it is from the ice despenser on the fridge. Oh and mostly I love getting the ice, but it’s ok if it melts on the carpet. Also, I do not care about food at all, except when there is a brand new bag of food; then I have to run laps around the house and jump around and chase the cats away, not because I am going to eat the food, just because new food is that exhilirating. My baby sister person has this animal puzzle that makes noise, I hate that. The guinea pig sound is absolutely terrifying. Oh and this is super top secret, there is this puff ball tree in the yard, I like to go under it and scratch my butt on it. It only works if I dance from foot to foot and hold my nose as high in the air as possible.

Besides Day Care… what do you love?

I love my doggie cousins and running faster than them all. I ALWAYS get the ball. I love my mom and dad (mom the most) and baby sister person (she lets me eat her food)…. I suppose the cats are ok too. I love steak and eggs. Camping in Winthrop is the best! Did I mention I love running?

What are your favorite toys or games?

Squeaky toys! The best is when mom or dad lets me out before the sun comes up and I sneak a squeaky ball out with me… my squeaking is so much better than those pesky birds singing. Oh my gosh I also LOVE Cat Tag! One kitty sits at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom and I see how fast I can run bettwen them. They get all puffy and make crazy noises, it’s the best ever!

If you had a major in college…what would it be?

Physical Education. I would be a great P.E. teacher, I would be faster than all my students and could always catch the ball first!

If you wrote a personal ad… what would it say?

I’ve never done this before and I am actually quite shy, but once you get to know me we could have a lot of fun together. I love long runs through the mountains and digging deep sand holes on the beach. I am not much of a talker but I am great at spooning and I will always share my toys. Looking for someone to grow old with, but no kids in my future (thats a story for a second date).

Other information we should know about you?

I secretly play with the cat toys when no one is looking. I am required to supervise when it’s time to put the little baby person to bed. I know how to make all the “noisy” baby person toys turn on and will go around the living room nudging them all repeatedly. There is a squirel that is my arch nemesis… one day I will trick him and win. My mom and dad call me Muffin, Boo Bear, Stinky McStinkmaster, Mr. Riker Man and Love Bug.