This is what you get when Daddy and Mommy are musicians–a musical household.
Well, at any rate you get a dancing toddler and a dog who plays the piano and sings, insofar as a dog can do such things. Betcha J.S. Bach had this in his house! Anyway, we saw it last night and I knew I’d have to share it with you all.
If you’re blessed, your dog or cat will protect your baby. This is not to be taken lightly. In this video you’ll see some dunderheads provoking their pets just to get a laugh on Youtube. It’d serve these jidrools right if they got bitten. But you’ll also see a heroic cat chasing a dog away from a toddler.
Anyway, this is a gift–and if you’ve got it, don’t waste it. And be thankful for it! Babies need protection.
I saw a sign in my doctor’s office that said that babies who interact with dogs and cats develop stronger immune systems than babies who don’t. So the cat licking the baby’s face, or the dog sniffing the baby’s ear–those are not bad things.
When I was still only three years old or so, I tried to change my baby brother’s diaper. I’d seen my mother do it; how hard could it be? All you’ve got to do is dump half a bottle of baby oil on him and then liberally coat him with baby powder. That’s when my mother came in and put a stop to it.
No cat or dog would ever do that to a human baby.
I am, of course, referring to an eruption of cuteness, so there is no cause for alarm.
Dogs at the table–my mother would plotz. My grandmother would feed them. Guess which one used to be a farm girl.
I hope you’re not getting fed up with videos of dogs and cats playing with human babies. I suspect it gives Gov. Northam fits. And when I see the dog happily and thoroughly licking the baby’s face, with the baby sometimes licking back, I can almost hear the various kinds of noises my mother would make if she could see that. But I understand dogs and cats are great for strengthening a baby’s immune system.
Dogs, like cats, seem to understand they have to be gentle with babies. How do they know that? And how do the babies know not to be afraid of dogs? I was afraid of dogs when I was a little boy. But probably I wouldn’t have been, if we’d had a dog in the house when I was a baby.
But if my mother had ever seen the dog cuddling the baby and licking the baby all over–well, that would’ve been the end of that. Unless she fainted first.
Here’s a mystery that fascinates me. What actually goes on in the mind of a baby who’s still too young to talk? I mean, they can’t tell us, and yet there’s a complete human brain up there… But it hasn’t yet acquired a vocabulary. How do you think, you can’t talk?
But dogs and cats seem to have a knack for communicating with human babies. Do they have some kind of pre-language communication? Telepathy, maybe?
I can’t say any of my lizards ever laughed, and I had a lot of different kinds of lizards. None of my cats ever laughed, either. But oh, I love the sound of a gull laughing!
And what is it about dogs and cats that send babies into rolls and rolls of merry laughter? Don’t we wish we understood that batter? It may be a treasure just waiting to be unearthed.
And check out the dog who won’t let the toddler open the drawer and play with the cutlery. Extra milk-bones for him!
If Tarzan had been raised by cats or dogs rather than by manlike killer apes, he might have turned out a bit cuddlier.
Dig the babies who’ve already figured out how to enlist a dog or cat in a scheme to get rid of unwanted food.
All right, time for a sanity break. Critter video. Cats & dogs & all. With a couple of babies thrown in.
I’ve never seen a dog and a mongoose trying for a meeting of the minds before. And there’s the cat and the baby holding hands. Priceless.