Friday Fun

Our good friends from Critters in the Cottage gave us the Illuminating Blogger award.  LP writes a delightful blog about her gang...two cats, two kittens, two senior foster cats and two dogs!!!

Now we've received this award before but this time, interestingly, it was given to Rio our woofie sister who rarely appears on the blog.  So here you go Levon, just for you a little illumination about our Rio....

First of all she is a golden doodle, this means her dad was a standard poodle and her mum was a golden retriever.  The original purpose of this cross breed was to develop guide dogs suitable for visually impaired individuals with allergies; she does not shed at all!!!  Doodles are super clever, friendly and relaxed family dogs who are eager to please.  Many people mistake our woofie sister for a male because they think Rio is a boy's name but in fact she was named after the girl in the 80's Duran Duran song Rio.  Because we live in an area called the Beach we thought the lyrics were appropriate...

"Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande."

Rio the day we chose her; 5 weeks old (don't know why this pic loaded sideways)

our golden girl

Rio a few months old, has not had a haircut yet

Rio's first Christmas
Rio leg surgery x2

Rio last Halloween

Rio with best friend Kip

Rio with the bed to herself

fresh from the groomer :-)
I hope you've all enjoyed seeing pics of our sister Rio.  Next week back to the really important stuff...us kitties!!!

We would like to pass this award along to anyone who has not received it yet but would like to illuminate us with interesting facts about themselves :-)


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

AWWW!! Such a sweet little woofie, congrats on your award!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Rio looks such a little sweetie - mum is quite taken with her. We loved the Halloween jacket too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cory said...

Hi there Rio ::wagging tails:: so happy to see you get blog time. I've had 2 leg surgeries too! On my elbows. No fun huh?

Grete woofie

Fuzzy Tales said...

Concats on your award!

It's great to see Rio and get to know her better, she seems like a very brave girl to have gone through those surgeries! Plus she lives with all of you mancats. LOL.

LP said...

It was so great to see Rio get some blog time! We think she is such a lovely girl-from puppy to all grown up , you can't get any cuter Rio ! :) And where did you get that Halloween costume? Too cute for words! Levon is thrilled Rio was featured and hopes we get to some more of her in the future :)

the critters in The Cottage xo

Random Felines said...

awwww - Rio is BEAUTIFUL!!!! love the pic of her and Kip. :)

Rene said...

Nice to officially meet you Rio. I have a longtime friend who was a Duran Duran fan so I automatically thought about that song too. . .

LP said...

P.S. I wanted to add something Rio...isn't interesting that we were both named after a song our pawrents loved? Just saying...it's something we have in common...


Levon XOXO

Brian said...

Congrats Rio! It was sure nice to learn more about you and I enjoyed your pics!

Repositório said...

ConCats Rio, you´re a beautiful and sweet princess!

Tamago said...

Congratulations on the award, Rio!! You are such a cute girl :-) I love the photo of you in halloween costume. Did you get lots of treats?

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Awwwwww!!! Rio is a cutie!! Thanks for sharing her with us!! Ben I'll be right over to play with you!!
Love & hugs,

meowmeowmans said...

Concatulations on your award, Rio! And thanks for sharing all about yourself. :)

We especially love that picture of you and Kip!

Have a great weekend, friends!

CricriCat said...

Bravo pour ce prix. Rio est magnifique ! Bonne soirée Cat. Biz. Cricri

Madi and Mom said...

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate Rio's appearance today. Very gentlemanly of you 4.

Rio is absolutely gorgeous. Mom was squealing I want to sink my face in her furs....especially when she found out Rio doesn't shed. When Mom sinks her face in mine furs she is SORRY!!

Hugs and happy weekend

Marg said...

Oh that was so much fun hearing about Rio. I have always wanted a Labrodoodle. Didn't know there were Goldendoodles. I bet she is a super dog. And cute too. Sure glad you got this award so we could hear about her. Hope all of you have a great week end.

The Cat From Hell said...

What a great hairy slobbery sibling! Thanks for telling us about Rio!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on the award...We loved meeting your gorgeous sister, Rio=she looks like a total sweetheart!!...Happy first weekend of summer, precious friends...xoox...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Rio! What a cute woofie you are! Congrats on your award!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We (an especially Tommy!) LOVED seeing the pics of Rio. What a beauty! And of course, she reminds us of our wonderful friend CLIVE, who is an assistance dog for autism in Ireland!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy and The Chans

Kathy said...

Congratulations on the award, your blog deserves it!
I was so glad to see pics of Rio, she is a beautiful K9 sister!
I'm sure all of you kitties say:

Kjelle Bus said...

ConCATulations to the award !
Your sisfur Rio sure is cute for being a dog *MOL*

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Congratulations! Love the puppy pictures!

Team Tabby said...

Thank you for introducing us to Rio and telling us about her! She is simply gorgeous.

Congratulations, Rio, on your award!!


Bellen said...

What great pictures of Rio. I like the Christmas photo. She looks a little unsure of what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award!!

Rio is so precious. Loved seeing the baby pics!! She is adorable!


Mama Bear said...

What a cutie! I was curious to see photos of her..any dog that willingly shares her space with cats is a real keeper!