Our first dog was Ripley. We got her in the summer of 1986 when she was 5 weeks old. Her mother was a Golden Retriever and we suspect the father came in under the fence since that was her favorite method of escaping our backyard when she was in her prime. If I have ever met a dog that could have been a person in a previous life, it was Ripley. She was really smart, but got a little cranky in her later years.

Ripley’s Album