11/11/2006 - 1/7/2021Riley had a very long and eventful life, living to age 14. He loved his pop-pop, sleeping and eating, ducking people when they tried to pet his head, and was the mayor of our block, always keeping an eye out. He really enjoyed nesting - most notably in fuzzy blankets, laundry, purses, and jackets. He lived with his mom in Philadelphia, PA and loved to go for walks to the park, sit on the top of the couch and look out the window, and take long naps in the sun. He also spent a lot of time in the country with his grandmother and grandfather in upstate, PA. At his country home, he liked going on long walks, sitting outside, and eating snacks with his pop-pop. Over the past 9 months, Riley slowly lost function of his hind legs due to degenerative myelopathy and his mom was his full-time hospice nurse, helping him walk in a harness. Due to the pandemic and working from home, we were able to prolong his life and spend lots of time with him in his final year. He brought us so much joy, comfort, and stability during a particularly hard and uncertain year. He will be greatly missed.Lauren NelsonPhiladelphia, PA, PennsylvaniaJanuary 8, 2021
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Riley was king at his country home. He loved the space, the grass and barking at the wildlife. His best times were sitting on pop pop’s lap and sharing his snacks. It was such a blessing spending time with Riley in our home. He will be missed but always remain in our hearts.Faye Nelson - January 9, 2021
Sweet Riley. You will always be a part of our family lore along with all the other dogs and cats who have enriched our lives. Happy trails.PHILIP BAHR - January 9, 2021

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