One of the remarkable aspects of experiencing our first grandchild is to observe the interaction between her and her dog.

While life sometimes seems like an “Extreme” carnival ride, its the baby and our dogs that cause our blood pressure to drop and smiles to appear on our faces.  As I prepare this, the “twins” are at my feet and I can hear my wife listening to a video of Adeline “talking”  earlier today.


There is already a bond between Adeline and Selby. Sadly,  Selby will soon be turning 13 and with Adeline coming up on being only three months old, she may never remember the dog that kissed her the day she was brought home from the hospital and became her first friend.

Selby definitely exhibits some protective behavior and since my middle name is “Anthropomorphic”, the dog is co-mothering the baby with our daughter.

Need evidence?  Here ya go:


No one is going to kidnap this baby.

What I d0 know is that Adeline is learning, although she doesn’t realize it, how a good dog is part of the family.

Remember, “Dog” is “God” spelled backward.

A coincidence?

I think not.


About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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10 Responses to Bonding

  1. Dale says:

    When we brought our first sone home after two months in the hospital, our dog went from sleeping on the floor on my husband’s side of the bed to the hallway between the two bedrooms. It was a remarkable thing to see. She hated it when there were too many people around her baby and would pace until the peeps thinned out.


  2. josiesvoice says:

    It is good to take pictures so that Adeline would remember Selby years later. If you can do videos on a private Youtube account of the active interactions of both Selby and Adeline, it will be good too for posterity.


  3. Writer Lori says:

    So very sweet….


  4. P & J says:



  5. joyce hoffmann says:

    Could not agree more. Children who are brought up with dogs have an emotional bond with animals that lasts a lifetime.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Claudia says:

    Wonderful post, my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. shelie27 says:

    Oh. My. Goodness!!!


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