Friday, March 25, 2011

Oblivious to the world around him

Riggs focuses so much on sniffing the ground that he is completely oblivious to anything around him.  Squirrels, cats, lizards, whatever does not matter he has no clue.  A cat could come right up to him and swipe him in the butt and he would not even realize it till he got nailed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Multipurpose stuffed animal

Looks like Riggs has found more than one use for some of his stuffed animals.  Here he is using Froggy #3 (I think) as a pillow.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Riggs loves to go for a ride in the car.  He will pace back and forth from window to window looking out to see what is going on.  As excited as he is to go for a car ride, he gets even more excited when he hears the car blinker for some odd reason.  I don't know if he has associated the sound of the car blinker to us arriving at our destination or what but every time that car blinker is activated super excited Riggs kicks into action.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's just water!

What is it about water and this dog?

Situation #1:  It is a nice sunny day, the garage door opens and Riggs goes walking outside onto the driveway.

Situation #2:  It rained earlier today and everything is still wet, the garage door opens and Riggs goes to the edge of the garage and then stops.  Dada then needs to drag Riggs outside onto the wet driveway.

Situation #3:  It was a nice sunny day and overnight the sprinklers ran or dew formed on the grass, the garage door opens and Riggs goes walking outside onto the driveway but as soon as we get to the grass he stops in his tracks and has to be dragged onto the grass.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rush to the emergency vet – Take three

Well lookie where we are AGAIN.  Yup back at the emergency vet.  This time we went to our allergy specialist place which is also and emergency facility.  The poor guy looked really bad this time and after talking with the vet it sounds like it might have been our fault.  For any of you that have been following this blog for awhile now you know that we have been giving Riggs allergy shots to see if we can get his allergy issue under control. Well tonight was his scheduled night to get his shot.  Riggs has been on the shots long enough now that he is up to the full and strongest dose.  The allergens are in a vial with a mixture of saline and the allergens will separate from the saline over time.  So each time before giving his shot we flip the vial back and forth several times to mix it up well.  We think what happened is that we did not mix it up well enough and Riggs ended up getting too strong a concentration of the allergen.  Here is what the poor guy looked like about 15 mins after he got a shot of Benadryl and steroids in him.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Riggs turns 2

Happy 2nd Birthday to Riggs.  He had a tough day of going to the park, visiting grandparents, picking out toys at Petsmart and getting "soft" dog food for dinner.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Toy Chest - Tuesday

Neither one of us remember what we named this one.  Heck we can't even figure out what this thing is.  Any idea?