To say Nathaniel loves our dog Riley would be an understatement. He calls her his "rescue dog" and we still have yet to figure out why. I worry sometimes that Nathaniel may be irritating the dog but I have learned that if Riley has had enough, she will find a place to hide and rest. I remember being so worried sick when we first took Nathaniel home from the hospital. Riley has never been around little babies before and now there's this cooing and crying human being around. But she has really adjusted well and is such a great companion to our son. These two are pretty much inseparable at home.