Monday 22 July 2013: Sixteen Weeks Old.
It seems that Ayla’s best friend and ultimate protector is none other than Houdini (aka The Dog).
Houdini was made to love and protect but still, as responsible new parents, Hubby and I have carefully and watchfully introduced Ayla to Houdini over the past few months.
Then today I took Ayla outside in her bouncer and placed her on the lawn.
Houdini came hurtling around the side of the house, full of beans and boisterous energy and I worried he would knock her over!
But as soon as he saw Ayla, Houdini instantly calmed.
Without a word or signal from me, he went straight to my baby girl, gave each of her feet and one of her cheeks a quick lick and then lay down beside her.
Even where Houdini chose to lie highlighted his understanding that this soft, sweet smelling, tiny human was part of his pack; he had put himself firmly between Ayla and the front gate.
While I know this behaviour doesn’t mean the two can be left alone just yet, it certainly shows there’s a friendship like no other in the making.