Long before I pushed Harrison out of my lady-bits, I was a “mother” to a sassy German Shepherd mix named Tucker. So it’s appropriate that Babble, home of the best parenting stories, added furbabies to the roster with Babble Pets!
We found Tuck at our local animal shelter, just a few months old with a funny cocked ear and a beautiful widow’s peak. We brought her home to our tiny newlywed apartment, where we housebroke and crate-trained her. My husband and I took her to weekly training classes and worked her on the leash every night. Eventually we had her doing tricks for treats – she was our little love and I couldn’t imagine anything would take her place.
And while we have Harrison and human babies do tend to trump furbabies, Tucker is still our little girl. She’ll be six years old this May and as I type, she’s sitting quietly at my feet…knowing that Harrison could pounce on her at any given moment. Watching the friendship that our toddler and dog develop is a fantastic joy of parenthood.
Do you have a pet? Do you have an awesome story of your toddler & pet? I would LOVE to hear about it.
Also, be sure to add Babble Pets to your daily read – I cannot wait to read the stories!