Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Little Doggie

Eli LOVES Maggie, our golden retriever. We have french doors in our living room that lead out onto the patio where Maggie resides . Every morning Eli and I open up the curtains so he can say "Good morning!" to his favorite doggie in the world. I was scared at first when we brought Eli home that Maggie wouldn't realize how fragile he is and would trample him; she's not a mean dog at all, but she sometimes gets so excited and loves nothing more than to end up in your lap, which wouldn't be good for a little baby. For the first three or four months of his life, Eli never really ventured outside to see Maggie because it was just too cold. We always talked about her to Eli and we kept the curtains pulled back so she could look in on him. It wasn't until recently when the weather warmed up that we started venturing outside with him so he and Maggie could really get acquainted. We quickly found out that Eli LOVES Maggie. He started off just liking her from a distance, but now he'll even let her get close to him without getting scared. It is so much fun to watch him when he sees Maggie at the window. He'll drop whatever he is playing with and crawl as fast as he can grinning from ear to ear to the window to "talk" to Maggie. He'll sit at the window and just watch her smiling, talking, and laughing the entire time. I have a feeling that Eli's going to be an animal lover like his Mama :)

Unfortunately though, even a good thing can go bad...


I think Eli might be hanging around Maggie TOO much. He's starting to pick up some habits from her :) Sue was over at the house watching Eli for me while I worked on the never ending school yearbook and when I got home this is what I found! It appears Eli has watched Maggie one too many times pick up her ball in her mouth and he decided to give it a go. It was so funny to watch him crawling all over the living room with this teething ring in his mouth. He'd drop it, pick it up, put it back in, and start crawling all over again.

Let's just hope he doesn't watch her eat or drink...




Mama's Little Doggie :)

2 comments:

Audra said...

How cute! Maybe Maggie will start watching Eli and eventually pick up things from him. Like maybe potty training and flushing the toilet?

LOL

Jami Ainsworth said...

Too Cute! I remember Natalie doing this same thing (carrying things in her mouth while she crawled...I don't remember mine doing this). We thought it was quite resourceful of her to use her mouth as hand since her hands were occupied with her means of transportation.

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