Our Toddler’s Bond with His Dog

Yesterday was National Dog Day, which celebrates the ways dogs impact our lives. It made me think about the bond our son has created with our dog, Bear (who, by the way, is a big mush). Right after Mama and Papa, our son’s third word was actually Bear. Now that he’s getting older, they’ve pretty much become inseparable.


As soon as he wakes up in the morning, the first thing he does is give Bear a kiss on the head. I’m not going to lie, those first few months of taking care of a newborn and a dog were hard–really hard. But seeing how close they’ve become has really paid off. I’m looking forward to seeing how much closer they become in years to come.

Does your toddler have any pets? 

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