It’s been a couple of months since I gave an update on our two pups and how they are doing with our new addition.
Our rat terrier is still apathetic towards the little boy. I think the only thing she realizes is how much he encroaches on her snuggle time with Michael. Any time he is sitting on the couch, holding our son, she insists on getting up there with them. She will even let the boy give her a few pats on the head if it means she can be sitting on Michael’s lap.
Our blue heeler has taken a more active role. When I’m feeding Sam, he comes into the nursery just to check on us, then goes to sit on his chair in the library (it has become his chair). He has gotten a bit adventurous with the kisses (and I have wipes on hand now). He mostly loves to go for the hands, and Sam has responded by attempting to grab his tongue. Yes, lots of handwashing and monitoring during these interactions.
Sam obviously is responding more to the dogs. He notices when they walk in front of him or sit beside him. He’s still hesitant to reach out and touch, but he has been pretty gentle so far. I look forward to teaching him the right ways to interact with these puppies. I continue to hope he loves them as much as I do.