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Babies and Dogs …

I think every baby should come with a dog. It’s a great partnership. Lucy (the dog) doesn’t even like Precious (the baby) and they still have a beautiful thing going. Precious is delighted by Lucy…watching her, chasing her, occasionally catching up fast enough to get a quick feel of her soft fur. Lucy gets more exercise these days, now that Precious is on the move. But the exercise is good because she’s always eating a lot more table food than she used to (which was hardly any). Lucy is actually a very picky eater, but Precious will eat anything. Lucy is quick to clean up Cheerios, bread, cheese or yogurt off the floor. If Precious drops blueberries, green beans, peas or carrots, however, we’ll have to pick those up ourselves. Lucy sits below the high chair and stares at the rug, waiting for a Cheerio to bounce and roll…

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4 Responses to Babies and Dogs …

  1. aubrey says:

    We have a dog named Lucy, too! And she is awesome when it comes to cleaning up after my two year old. I love that I rarely have to clean food up that he drops because she, unlike your Lucy, is not a very picky eater. 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    That’s hilarious – our cocker spaniel LOVES vegetables. She’s always waiting around the corner of the kitchen island (not allowed IN the kitchen) for a slice of carrot to fly in her direction when I’m chopping.

    Since we’re expecting in January, I am curious about how she’ll do with a baby. When you say that Lucy doesn’t like Precious, is there any problem or is it mostly because toddlers can be a bit squealy?

    • mahlbrandt says:

      Lucy is jealous. She isn’t aggressive at all, thankfully. She wants to be the closest to me but doesn’t want Precious to touch her. If I’m holding Lucy and Precious crawls over, Lucy will jump down and run away. If I’m holding Precious, Lucy will sit across the room or at the other end of the couch.

  3. Ginger ahlbrandt says:

    We call our dog ” the clean up crew!” I agree that the dog and baby combo just works!

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