Monday, May 28, 2012

Free puppy rides!

We had a feeling Mylie and Watson would be good with kids, they are so gentle.  Every since they were little puppies we would pull their tails, pick up their feet, mess with their hair, etc. while they were eating dinner. They have always been so sweet to adults, and the few time we've had kids over, they have been good with them as well.

You never really know for sure how they will be around kids until you test it, and tonight, they passed the test. Let me paint the picture...

We had 3 families over for a BBQ tonight and there were lots of kids. A 6 week old baby, a 7 week old baby, an 18 month old, a 2 1/2 year old, and a 4 year old. 

I looked out the kitchen window on the deck to see the 4 year old RIDING Watson. Like feet off the ground, hanging on to his fur, full on riding him like a horse. Don't worry, we're not going to rent out the dogs for pony rides, but it was nice to see that they didn't mind.

Here's a pic after Watson got tired and laid down, you can see Parker still feet over both sides sitting on him giving him a big bear hug. 

Later, you could find Mylie with her head on the knee of my friend Neena as her 2 1/2 year old feeds Mylie chips. Mylie took each chip gently out of Ava's hands while Ava giggled. 

Now for the infants, Mylie and Watson basically left them alone, except for a couple of feet licks from Watson, just to say hello. 

Later that evening, the older three kids chased Mylie and Watson around the yard. I'm not sure who had more fun, the dogs or the kids. Mylie and Watson were rolling in the grass, chasing each other and the kids, and having a great time. 

It makes me so happy to see the dogs interact with little kids, because in less than 3 months they will have a little brother. Let's hope he doesn't mind having hit feet licked!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Mylie!

Wow, has it really been almost 2 months since I last posted? That's terrible.
We have been very busy preparing for baby Wuollett, and I seem so spend most of my free time napping or nesting (aka cleaning the closets, garage floor, etc.) these days.

I do think the puppies know that there is a baby coming soon. We hope they will adjust well to meeting the new little guy, and we hope they are going to be nice and gentle with him. I will post soon about the funny things the dogs have been doing lately as we prepare for baby. Stay tuned :-)

For now, I wanted to wish Mylie a happy 3rd birthday! I can't believe she's already 3. People say when goldens turn about 3 years old they "grow up" and become less naughty. I'm still waiting for that. Earlier this week she dragged Watson's bed out of his kennel and ripped all the stuffing out.

Last week she pulled a book off the book shelf and started ripping up all the pages. I think part of this is because we've finally given Watson his freedom in the basement and she might be acting out a bit, and the other part is because she knows we're going to be having a baby soon.

Overall, Mylie is still a very sweet girl. She's our snuggler. Mylie's dream day would start our with her sleeping in our bed (sharing our pillow), waking us up with her paw on our face and a little nose nudge, followed by eating breakfast, playing outside, snuggling, playing catch outside, going to the lake for a swim, then more snuggling, getting brushed, some ice cream from the drive through, dinner, then more snuggling :-)

Happy Birthday Mylie!!