Little people and dogs go hand in hand. Er, hand in paw. Young children just seem to take to dogs without reservation or fear. They’re fascinated by them, as soft, warm toys that play back! That relationship stays strong as long as fears aren’t instilled in them by worried, overly anxious parents. As the puppies roll into the clinic with their new families – we are in puppy season, after all - we see these new relationships burgeoning into what will hopefully become life-long friendships.
You can’t help but smile when a little child announces, “This is Bella!”, or “This is Cody!” signaling to the family’s new furkid. Their voices ring with pride at the announcement of their new family member. Some of these kids will fall head over heels in love with this new pup and spend hours each day playing with him, trying to keep him awake from puppy naps and forcing him to sit at tea parties in pink frilly dresses. Other kids see the new puppy as competition for their parents’ attention, an intruder that has made the entire family suddenly switch focus from child to canine. Still others just giggle at their parents’ frustration at this new biting, chewing, pooping little demon.
"Never run away from a strange dog or pack of dogs"
The Universe and the dogs of the world will thank you for it!