This is Riley at her happy place, the beach. I didn’t want a dog. My then-boyfriend (now husband) and I fought about it, and the next day he called me and said he got a puppy anyway. Bold move. But this little black puppy with the little white tip on her tail made me fall in love with dogs 10 years ago, and now I’m a total dog person, which my husband loves to rub in. Everyone who has met Riley and thought they weren’t a dog person has been converted.