Mr. Riley
2/10/1999 - 3/26/2014Thank you Mr. Riley for the joy and love you brought to our lives. Though our time together was short, you will always be in our hearts. It gives me great comfort and happiness knowing that your spirit will always be watching over, guiding and protecting us. God bless you and keep you Mr. Riley! Love, Maureen, Hawthorne, Camilla and CooderMaureen WahlmanTemecula, CaliforniaMarch 30, 2014
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I know that losing Riley was a terrible loss for you and I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. I know that Riley was a big part of your life and you were fortunate to have Riley and Riley was lucky to have you as his loving mom. You gave him the love and care he deserved and for that you will always be in his heart and soul. He knew he was loved. I know how much you’ll miss such a sweet and lovable dog. Here is a poem that I believe Riley would have loved for you to have.
It is called: I'm Still Here

Friend, please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one here for you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answers through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
Dolores Rodriguez - April 1, 2014
I only had the honor of knowing Riley for a short time but every time I came to Maureen's home he always brightened up my day and made me smile. Riley made an excellent open house greeter during our weekend open houses with Maureen. Riley was well loved by everyone who knew him. He will be dearly missed.Stephanie McKinley - March 31, 2014
Heaven has another Angel. Maureen, thank you for opening your home and your heart to Riley. He is at peace and is watching over you, and he is thankful for the dignified end you allowed for him.Katie Likins - March 31, 2014
I'm so sorry you have lost such a special member of your family but at the same time I am so happy that Riely had such a loving, caring, mom at the end of his life. Mo, I am so thankful that there are people in this world like you, what a wonderful ending you gave Mr. Riely. I know he was special to you but you must know how special you were to him. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace and know that your kindness will always be remembered.
Heidi Simpson - March 31, 2014

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