a (baby) boy + his dog.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

since parker came along, i'm not gonna lie.  gracie hasn't totally kept her top-dawg status.  my mom said it would happen.  i believe her now!  it was an adjustment, i'd say.  for her and for us.  she led a pretty cushy life complete with an invitation to cuddle in our bed sometimes.  when you co-sleep, the dog's invitation to the bed... well, it doesn't exist.  at least not in our house.  she still got (and continues to get) lots of love but, like i said, it was an adjustment!  she's all, "wait a second.  he is above me?" eyeing parker suspiciously.  but, for the most part, she has been a stellar dog to have with a baby around.  i mean, you saw the fetching (at the end of the video!) didn't you?  holy crap, when we discovered that she'd fetch with even him, my love for her grew (even more than it already was).  and when he thinks throwing his little bits of carefully inspected, organic, sauteed-with-so-much-love-and-a-little-bit-of-irish-butter cauliflower all over the floor is the bees knees?  well, i call gracie over and she cleans up the floor so thoroughly, your kitchen floor is sparkling.  sparkling, people!

so, what i mean to say is, thanks gracie.  we love ya.  parker does too.

(pictures from my phone of parker fetching with gracie yet again.  those two!  i see 'best buds' in their future, i tell ya!)

10 comments:

  1. Sweet pup. I hate that the dogs become dogs again. Ours did too. She was #1 for 8 years...but she's gracefully taken a back seat. Last night Easton was laying in my lap on the couch and Kirby was to our right. He every so gently reached his hand over and loved on her just like I do and she didn't even budge. Normally she'll turn real fast, but he was being so gentle she didn't even know it was him. It went on for some time, that is until he pulled her ear. But those few minutes with the 3 of us...was HEAVEN.

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  2. so cute. a boy and his dog :)

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  3. Nothing is sweeter than a boy and his dog. Their relationship will be ever lasting. Makes me want to get a dog even more. Well, first I need a son...
    I love that Gracie has humbly taken the back seat. Such a good dog.

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  4. Everett wishes he was allowed to play with Baby. His mom is no fun like Parker's mom.

    I'm sure when I go to school next week, they'll be sharing fleas in no time.

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  5. Ahh! I can't imagine how my poor pup will deal once a baby is in the picture...she runs the house right now, and I can't imagine it any other way. Hopefully she adjusts as well as your sweet Gracie. So cute!

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  6. It's so nice to have a dog for the kids to grow up with. Our son is so comfortable around dogs...I guess it all started when he got licked in the face by our bulldog right after coming home from the hospital :-)
    I have friends who haven't been able to come to our house because their kids are so deathly afraid of dogs...makes me sad that they have to miss out on such a special part of life!

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  7. remember when gracie shat all over your house? bet she didn't get to co-sleep that night.

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  8. I love Scout so much more since Westley came along too! Just to see how gentle and good she is to him just increases my love for her, I totally get it. And the cleaning up the food littered floor is awesome too.

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