On May 29, 2011, around 7:15 p.m., our dear, sweet, beloved Riley crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Riley spent his last few days where he loved to be the very most, at his lake house in Seguin. Though he tired a little quicker than normal, he had a great last morning playing in the yard and wading in the water then spent most of the rest of the day resting on his couch in the a/c, going outside every now and again to check on things… ever the watchful General. When Riley suddenly started displaying acute signs of the illness that plagued him for the last few weeks of his life, we knew it was time. We were able to get Riley to the emergency vet clinic in New Braunfels, where we held and comforted him as they helped him cross the Bridge. In typical Riley fashion, his passing was very peaceful and graceful. As much as our hearts are breaking, we are very grateful to God for answering our prayers to allow us to be with Riley at the end. The last thing we wanted was for Riley to be alone or to experience any pain or discomfort. He was most certainly not alone and I think his discomfort was minimal. He was still giving us love and kisses up to the very end. Riley enriched our lives for 10 + years. He was such a good boy and always made us so proud. The joy and love he brought to our lives and the lessons he taught us are beyond measure. Riley was always a source of comfort and love and he had a special way of taking you to a calmer, more peaceful place when you needed it the very most. I think everyone sensed a special quality in Riley and that is what endeared him to everyone who knew him. He was impossible not to love. Riley is missed by so many, including his brother, Woody (Pug), his uncle, Toby (long-haired Dachshund), his grandparents, extended family and so many friends. Riley was our big boy and he will forever occupy a big space in our hearts Riley, we know you will be there to greet us at the Rainbow Bridge, with that big smile upon your face. Until then, my love, you will most definitely live on in our hearts. Mommy & Daddy (Steph & Dwain Morris)
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX