When I was pregnant I was a little concerned as to how the dogs would react to a baby in the house. Whilst our eldest Molly is very laid back and would happily spend most of her day snoozing in the sun , Roxy is a completely different character.
She can be the most affectionate dog in the world but she is a barker and isn’t good with strangers. She’s a nervy little thing, and wants to be close to you at all times.
When we first brought O home they stayed well away. I felt sorry for them, as they had gone from being the centre of our world to being a little bit pushed out. However over the past 4 years they have grown used to our little man and he adores them, especially Roxy.
They really have become best friends and Roxy loves the attention that O gives her. She loves the strokes and even the cuddles he gives her. O loves to give her treats and help prepare her dinner, and will throw her toys for her for hours.
Molly was the one we always thought would be more indifferent to him, that’s just her way, but for the past few months she has taken to sleeping outside of his door. Like a little guardian and it really melts my heart, and does make me giggle that she seems to prefer him when he’s asleep.
This week the dogs have been staying at my in-laws as we’re having a little bit of decoration done in the house and O has told me every day how much he misses them. I guess I didn’t need to worry too much about how they’d all get on after all.