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:
struck, as with a hard blow.
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.