Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Baby and Her Dogs








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*Disclaimer: Just so no one worries...we are very, very careful with our baby and the dogs. She is never left unsupervised with the dogs. Our Great Dane is so huge that, as gentle as he is, he could hurt her greatly just by sitting or stepping on her or wagging his bony tail in her direction. There are areas in the house the dogs are forbidden. That is where, still with supervision, we let our baby practice crawling, creeping and playing with floor toys. Just don't want anyone to worry! :)

10 comments:

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

cute!! My baby girl grew up with our Lab, she was wagged over a few times as well!! She was so delayed in her walking b/c I never let her down with the dog!!

Chris said...

She looks so little next to the Great Dane. And yet fearless...

Autumn said...

So cute! And he's huge! Something so cute about kids and their dogs. I think they communicate in a way we don't know!

Kellan said...

Cute pictures and cute baby and her dogs!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Cecily R said...

Since the dogs are obviously a part of her life, I think its good to make sure she has some contact with them. They all need to be aware of each other in that way.

That said, those are some GREAT pictures!!! She looks so comfortable and blissful!

Joni said...

I just love how your babies order this big dog around! Have you videotaped it?

Shellie said...

What fun!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

She looks SO tiny next to those big dogs!
Cute pix of her and the pups :)

Darla said...

Oh, oh, oh...I'm so glad you mentioned it Joni! You've told me so many times to videotape it and I don't think I have. Well, once I got our 4 y.o., when she was maybe just barely 3, ordering him up to his kennel to eat.

I think that you're right, Autumn, that they communicate in a way we don't know. Our dogs seem to have a reverence or respect for our baby and keep a small distance from her. They might come up and sniff but they never get in her face or lick her. We taught them boundaries, just with a nonverbal, hand up when they got as close as they were allowed ever since she was newborn. She is just delighted with both of them and just shrieks when she sees them and loves to touch them.

Our next-up baby (our 4 y.o.) earns the same level of respect from them...but more in a little fearful or uncertain intimidated respect...they've heard her "bark" and don't want anything to do with it. We do insist on her being gentle with them but from time to time she gets a little overbearing, especially with our Beagle.

angie said...

I LOVE this contrast between the size of the dog and your baby. Incredible! :)