Announcing the Baby to Our Cat and Dog

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We decided that the blue balloons from our photo shoot would be a good way to tell our kitten and puppy that they would be getting a little brother in a few months.  As you can see, at first Haldir was in total denial and didn’t even want to come out and listen.  Here’s how it went.

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“So, when you say these balloons are for my new little brother, does that mean I can’t play with them?”

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“Okay, I’m sufficiently entertained, you may speak now.”

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“Here’s my first concern, will I like his food?  See my big brother Phurba shares his food and we get along just fine.”

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“Wait, does this mean I won’t be the baby any more?”

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“But I’ll still be the cutest right?”

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“Hmph, we’ll see what I think of him when he arrives. Trust me, I’ll let you know.  For now he owes me this balloon weight for all the stress he’s caused me.”

Things went slightly better with Phurba.

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“A baby huh? When will he get here?”

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“Okay, whatever, is that a squirrel?”

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“Mom, you don’t get me. I’m totally cool with the whole little brother thing. I just really don’t like these balloons.”

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“See? They chase me everywhere I go!”

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“Please can I kill them Mom?”

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“Don’t worry Mommy, I’m killing them for you!”

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“Last one to destroy. I will protect you!”

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“Haha, threat has been eliminated! Do I get a treat?”

All in all, we think they took it pretty well.  Now if only I could train them to help me wash cloth diapers!


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4 thoughts on “Announcing the Baby to Our Cat and Dog”

  • Just had baby 2 on Sept 5 and the dog is an official guard! Toddler says, “why does the doggie purr at me when I go see the baby??” So fun to see everyone and their reaction to the newbie. Ps we made sure the dog understood big sister is allowed and now she is fine…

  • That was a perfect dog response! It took our shepherd mix about four days to realize that the new baby was 1)a human being 2) a beloved member of the family and 3) rather delicate. Since he figured all that out they’ve been the best of friends. The cat just quickly figured out how long the baby’s arms are and stays that far away.

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