Summer is in full swing over here, started early due to an odd May heat wave... we opened our pool and Riley has been thoroughly enjoying herself (so have the kids!). We recently (after this pic was taken) installed a safety fence around just the pool itself both for the kids and so Riley isn't tempted to just take a dip anytime we let her out (because she totally would).
Riley is a great big bear of a dog and for some reason everyone assumes she is a male dog. Even people who KNOW she is female can't seem to stop calling her "he". Is it her colour? Her size? I have no idea! Anyone else have this "problem"? I mean I know Riley doesn't care what people call her but it sort of bugs me on her behalf.
I even went and bought her new collar in PINK (after she ripped the D-ring on her old collar in half while we were playing and she was tethered out front... she is STRONG). It doesn't really matter though because she's so fluffy you can't really see it haha. I had to brush her hair aside to take this pic of it. I think I need to trim the excess (it's biothane, should be ok to trim) since she's at the smaller end of the size range for the collar.
Big girl dogs say hello and would like you to know they are not boys :)