Chino and I thought it would be a bright idea to buy a puppy about a month before Daisy was born and we needed better security for the house so we bought the baby pit bull.
We never came up with a better name so his name is officially "Pooper."
Speak of the devil he sure does enjoy a good poopy diaper now and again when he can secret one away. Truth be told he'll eat nearly the entire thing - poo, gel, plastic and all - everything except for the velcro tabs. Don't get all freaky-outy on me about it, it's not like I give them to him or anything, he's just sneaky. He's probably ate 10 or so in the past three months and he's not dead yet so I'm choosing not to flip my gourd about it.
The other day while I was changing miss poo-piggy I turned my head for all of 2 seconds to grab a fresh baby wipe and when I turned my head back I was surprised - and yet not so much - to see Pooper licking my baby's pooey little butt.
I didn't a picture of the butt lick but Chino did accidentally get one of Pooper licking the soap off of Daisy's head when I was giving her a bath.
He's a helpful one right?
He'd clean her from head to toe if I'd let him but we keep it to a little hand or foot slurp once in a while to make him happy. Today he might have got in a good face lick or two when I was playing with her on the floor but she survived, and I don't think she'll croak over a little dog slobber once in a while.
It makes my heart happy to see him be so good with her - he's still hell on wheels when it comes to Chino or I but with the baby he backs it on down about 1,000 notches or so - it's kind of amazing to tell you the truth. I think they'll be the best of pals growing up and I know she'll have quite the defender if she might need it.
(p.s. we had a lot of clean laundry piled up on our couch o.k.? I'm not a fan of folding.) Aaaaaaand a can of formula and a baby gym - we're new parents, give me a break and just look at the dog.
The chihuahua cracks me up when it comes to the baby - she doesn't want anything to do with her but if anybody besides Chino or I goes near her she warps into attack mode. It's not so much that she's protecting the baby but the fact that she knows that the baby is MINE and she'll go to great lengths to protect that ownership. Loyal little thing to say the least. :)
The cat understands that the baby is human but not that the little human is unable to pet her. She'll do the head butt - head rub - little dealie that cats do when they want to be petted - on Daisy's head or where ever else she can rub up on before I flip out and shoo her away. Yesterday I watched her purr and rub all over Daisy's blanket begging to be patted - I fear Kitty's not so smart.
All in all we're quite the happy family - lots of poo and patting and reassuring - but happy none the less.