River is a puppy with a lot of enthusiasm for everything. She was literally moments from death two days before Christmas and she now seems to live as if she is somehow aware that every day is a precious gift. Perhaps it is just her adorable personality, but each new experience is met with joy and happiness. She has always loved chew toys and stuffed animals to play with, especially if they make noise when she squeezes them. Here, she can be seen with a new stuffed squeaky toy. First, she picked it up and carried it happily, but when she discovered that it squeaked, she became ecstatic.