Jenn and I have two Wheaten Terriers; almost 4-year old Riley and almost 7-month old Finn.
They are the sweetest and most lovable dogs anyone could ask for. They just spent two weeks on vacation. They stayed with my parents for a week over Christmas while Jenn and I spent the holidays with her family in Connecticut and then visited some friends in Boston. They then spent another week with my wonderful aunt while my parents took us all on vacation to the Caribbean.
My family has had Wheaten Terriers since I was a young kid. They are incredible family dogs (for all of you parents and future parents!) and are hypoallergenic because they don't shed. We are extremely fortunate to have so many experienced Wheaten-sitters so close by. My aunt also had a Wheaten named Sunnee.
Riley and Finn are attention whores. Yeah, I said it. One of them is always sitting next to us or on us on the couch. It's difficult to give one attention without the other running over. They have given themselves the title of 'welcoming committee,' so when we're at the park or out walking, they need to greet everyone.
I have to admit that I'm a bit worried about not being able to give them the attention they need when the babies arrive. Luckily, they both LOVE children. Riley, in particular, has a soft spot for our friends' baby, Tessa. I've babysat Tessa a couple of times. Riley is fascinated by her. He always wants to smell her and give her little kisses. He's incredibly gentle with her. It's absolutely adorable. Here they are together:
I could write pages about Riley and Finn and all of the amusing things that they do, but honestly, I can't imagine that I'd have too many readers by the end of the entry. So I'll leave it at that...our two wonderful boys :)