We are so proud that our animals are so kind with Ryan and that Ryan has great respect for them.
It's great to see a one year old child loving his animal brothers so much and that he already understand how to be around them with so much respect. I think he learned it from looking at how we care for them at home.
He knows he can't touch their tailes and he won't
Last week he met a jack russel puppie and he put out his hand so the puppie could smell him, after that he pet him at his back. (of course the puppies mommy hold him close by)
I was the same as Ryan when I was his age, we had a mixed breed Great Dane x New foundlander (or someting like that) he was as high as a big shetlangpony and from him I learned that a life with a doggie friend next to you is everyting you need
BUT, I can't say it enough, never let a child allone with an animal.
We are around them 24/7 and our boys are used to live with him very close but I would never walk away for a minute.
What if the boys are playing and Ryan want to join and jumps right into them, OR they think there is a dangerous situation and they try to bring Ryan to safety, they only have a mouth to hold him..