Fabulous! I think of you and your family when I hear of people 'getting rid of' their dog because they have had a baby. You are the "Poster Child"(excellent example) for incorporating a baby/pet household!
Exactly my comments….. however most people don't consider their pets as "family".... sad as that is....
When I hear about people get rid of their animals when there will be a child, my heart hurts.
With so many good things about the combination kid- animal I just don't understand such people
The only thing "we" have to do extra?
Just watch them when the are together, explain Ryan he has to be carefull with them and respect them and the dogs react on Ryans behavior.
Because Ryan behaves so well with dogs, the dogs tread him as the tread eachother only more carefull.
My nephew and niece had a little Cavalier king Charles and when the first child was born, she had to stay in her crate so much, when the second came, the doggie girl moved to a new family.. I was so upset about his.
Also a basenji boy we know, he lived with two little boys and the boys were being so disrespectfull with him he was growling at them.
They pulled his tail and all these sort of terrible things..
So the Basenji boy had to leave..
He now lives with a great family, with a young girl.. She adores the boy and they love eachother so much..
Children will learn so much when they grow up with animals, never force them to be animal lovers, just guide them spending their life with animals and they will become respectfull and hopefully LOVE animals just like Ryan
Our animals are at the same "love" level as Ryan, they mean as much to us as Ryan does.
Lot of people don't understand that…
Why do they think it's not possible to love your whole family equally?
And people say B's and kids don't get along! When my grandson came to live with us for a year, Shadow was 7, Sugar 4.5, Zina, 4.5, Damisi 3.5. None of them every bothered him as he was taught, by my daughter, from the time he was able to move around, to respect the dogs and they would respect him. Johnny is now 1.5 and they are 'best friends.' It's all in how you raise both of them IMO.
Thank you all so much!
@ Arlene, we hear it all the time, even some people/ breeders that know us will say Basenji's aren't good with kids because they are afraid??
I do believe you have to "know" enough about dogs to get the combination of dogs and kids working so well. (it's up to the parents)