Ryan Sheckler's hard work and success have allowed him to indulge in some of the finer things in life ... and he can't help but want his family to enjoy them, too. When Ryan brings Kane along for a trip to the local jeweler, it's clear that Kane...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Ryan contemplates getting his own dog and Kane amps up his taste in fine jewelry and clothing.
Ryan Sheckler's hard work and success have allowed him to indulge in some of the finer things in life ... and he can't help but want his family to enjoy them, too.
When Ryan brings Kane along for a trip to the local jeweler, it's clear that Kane is awe-struck by all the ice. Kane proves his discriminating taste when he eyes a Rolex watch worth thousands of dollars. Obviously, Kane isn't your average 8-year-old.
But bling isn't the only thing on Ryan's mind -- he wants a dog. When Ryan broaches the subject with his mom, Gretchen, she says that getting one just isn't feasible for the busy Sheckler family. Ryan travels so much that he can't even keep a goldfish alive!
To take his mind off dogs, Ryan heads into Kane's room to help him get ready for school. As Kane digs through all his name-brand clothes, he steps on his Blackberry, prompting Ryan to question why he even has one at his age. When all is said and done, Kane looks like he's walking the red carpet at Fashion Week rather than going to first grade.
While hanging with Tony and Casey, Ryan decides they should go look at dogs. At the pet store, the draw of one little guy's big eyes is too strong for Ryan and he decides he must have the dog. But his friends burst his bubble by telling him he doesn't have time to train it and take care of it. Hoping to get his mom on his side, he gives her a call to see how she really feels about having a cute little pup in her house. When she reminds Ryan that he has too many trips coming up to take care of a dog, he leaves the pet store all bummed out.
Set on proving himself a worthy dog owner, Ryan borrows Tony's dog, Kea. But when Ryan gets a litany of instructions, including how to clean Kea's ears and scoop up her poop, he realizes he may already be in over his head.
When Ryan and Tony bring Kea out for a run, she poops. Ryan's grossed out by the thought of picking up warm poop with a baggy, refusing to clean it up. But Tony tells him he has to and coaches him through it. Ew!
As much as Ryan wants to prove he can raise a dog, the person he wants to spend most of his time with is Kayla. As they watch the sunset, Ryan tells her about the way Kane has been acting when it comes to money and material possessions. Kayla points out that Kane looks up to Ryan ... and that may not necessarily be a good thing. Ryan realizes that Kane sees him as a role model, so he needs to make sure he's doing the best job he can.
Meanwhile, Kea's a rambunctious dog and Ryan is starting to feel the strain of taking care of her. When he wants to skate, he dumps the dog on his brothers to watch while he's gone. On his way out the door, Gretchen points out that this is exactly what she was talking about.
When Ryan drops by to see his dad, Randy, he gets an earful about the fact that Kane's tastes are a little too mature for his age. Randy thinks Kane is spending too much time focusing on Gucci and Tiffany when he should be obsessing over Toys "R" Us. Is Kane being spoiled?
After taking Kea to the dog park, she's all muddy, so Ryan decides to give her a bath -- in the pool! After soaking her down and scrubbing her up, everything is a mess and Ryan is kind of over the idea of having a dog. As he gets ready to give Kea back to Tony, he confesses to his mom that waiting to get his own dog is probably the right thing to do. It's just too much responsibility right now.
When Ryan and Kane spend some alone time together, Ryan tells Kane that he should enjoy being a kid. By choosing to become a pro skater, Ryan was forced to grow up fast. Now he needs to make sure that his lifestyle doesn't affect Kane's childhood.