Monday, September 03, 2007

Baby's Best Friend

W: Four years ago, when our lovable, loyal, four-legged, yellow-furred friend came into our lives, people said, "My! What a pretty Lab - and they are just soooo great with kids, too." At the time we shrugged, but today, we're here to tell you, that those people had no idea just how great this particular Yellow Labrador would be with the Deuce.

By the time he was a one-year-old (seven in dog years), we knew Sedro (SAY-dro) was a super-kid-dog when our neighbor's five-year-old son Evan started coming over every afternoon to play with him in our dog run area. Once he even declared Sedro his "best friend" after playing a game with him in the yard for over an hour (apparently, Sedro lost the game 3 points to Evan's 22).

Now Sedro is four (twenty-eight), and he's has had to take a bit of a back seat around Twin Town; we simply can't go to the park every night to play fetch, and Evan, now eight, asks for a dollar to play with him for a half hour (I know, I's a good deal, so don't tell Evan just yet, Okay? Thanks. He should figure these things out on his own.)

Despite the short shrift, Sedro has adjusted to the Deuce like he's Old Yeller. When we leave the room, he stays by the twins' side. When they take a nap, he sleeps next to their crib. He watches over them. And now that the twins can crawl to him, he doesn't move...instead he just lets them climb all over him like a big yellow-furry Labrador jungle-gym.

The best part - according to Sedro - is that the twins are starting to fling food all over the kitchen, which suits him just fine. Friends for life, indeed.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 11:02 PM

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Aww, very adorable. And, yes, labs are the best :) I have three active boys (ages 5, 8, 10), and our 12-year-old black lab is still terrific with them, and always has been. It's unbelievable how patient and kind labs are with kids.

Posted by Blogger Kila @ Thursday, September 06, 2007 6:49:00 PM #

I found your blog and have really enjoyed reading it. I too have twin boys and can relate to everything you say.

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