It’s official.

I’m smitten with Riley.

Well, actually I am really starting to like Riley, but I am smitten with something about that dog.

You don’t hear that word much anymore. Smitten.  It has some meanings that don’t quite fit:

  1. struck, as with a hard blow.
  2. grievously or disastrously stricken or afflicted.

Yikes. I may be smitten with the Country Boy if I count stepping in mule poo as disastrously stricken or afflicted.

But, it’s the third meaning that has me using the word:

3.   very much in love.

See, I am very much in love with the way that dog shakes in the morning or after a long nap. Actually, I’m really talking about the way he shakes his caboose. Too adorable not to notice. Make me laugh every time I see it.

There is a chance that other dogs shake just as cute (or maybe even cuter) than Riley.  That’s the benefit of never having a dog before – nothing with which to compare it. Sort of like having your first child. Everything seems grand and perfect.

Although I don’t remember Madeline shaking it out after napping.

I have wanted to write about this for the last week or so, but I figured it would need some visuals to go along with the story. Getting those visuals was a little more challenging that it should have been (tough to get a good angle or hold the camera while I’m laughing ). I’m not sure that even what I have will do it justice. You’ll just have to believe me that it is darn cute if you are ho-hum with the video.

I dare you though to check it out and see if you aren’t smitten at the end. I bet you will be. And maybe you’ll turn into a dog person, too.


Hmmm, maybe I need to see if the Country Boy can shake his caboose for me like the dog does…He might not like it if I put that out on YouTube, though.


About CountryBoyCityGirl

A city girl who fell in love with a country boy. Found bliss, along with large piles of mule droppings for her and two little girls to now try to avoid.
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3 Responses to Smitten

  1. Pierotucci says:

    I started reading the blog thinking we need some visuals – you must have anticipated the request.

    • My thoughts exactly! I don’t think I did Riley justice. That guy can really shake it. Still, how many times can you video a dog’s backside before he starts to get a little self conscious? (I’ll need to remember that if I try video the Country Boy’s backside.)

  2. Susan Adams says:

    Too cute! Nice to hear he is adding some laughs and joy to your day!

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