R i l e y D o g
...half-baked cookies in the oven...fruitcakes on the street...
Retired Family Therapist living in on island by the Pacific. Blogging as Riley Dog since 1999.
Riley Dog is named after Riley (nickname: Roo - it was the sound of his howl), our chocolate lab, who died in late '99, hit by a train in the Rockies. He had never seen a train before.
He was my wife's work companion for nine years (she's a biologist), protecting her from bears and lions. Together, they were also a famous pet therapy team, working with autistic kids and at hospitals.
Original Riley Dog is a referenced url in Rebecca Blood's seminal Weblog Handbook. Get it.
Frequently given answers:
riley was a real dog
In other days, I was either a Welder (building bridges, ships and tanker trucks) or a Carpenter (house framing and movie/television set construction).
I have 3 children, and a one grandchild.