FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

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Over the holidays – a four legged toddler sitter was born…

FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

It’s no secret that Jaxson loves everything and everybody. But I’m beginning to see signs that he has special doodle love for toddlers #whodoesnt

MEET KENDALL –

FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

My youngest grand nephew.

Kendall will be two years old in April. When they were together, Jaxson seemed quite “smitten” by his highly mobile yet unsteady and unpredictable movements.

Throughout the entire afternoon, he had this compelling urge to follow his every move #doodleshadowing

Even more interesting was the fact that Kendall felt the exact same way.

For hours, they played together totally oblivious to the rest of the room.

This little game reminded me of an R.Kelly line dance #smackmydoodlehead

Let’s go down the hall…
FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

Step, step, round and round…

FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

Now bring it back…

FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

And do it again…

FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

Jaxson seems to have a natural affinity for children. He’s gentle and slow to react to a child’s sudden movements. But because this was a new relationship, I was there every step of the way, up and down that hallway.

I look forward to watching these two fast & furious buddies grow up together. I am curious to see if the bond they’ve forged will continue for years to come.

Who knows – Kendall’s dad is a Jaxson fan – this doodle sitting thing could turn into a paying gig…

FOUR LEGGED TODDLER SITTER

Anybody else know a four legged toddler sitter?

ONE MORE THING –

You should never trust a child and a dog alone together until they have become fast friends and the child is tall and strong enough to defend itself and knows not to harass the dog or mess with the dog’s toys or food/water dish.

Close supervision or separation is every parent and dog owner’s responsibility. Also, make sure that the dog has a “get away”–someplace it can go but the baby/toddler/child can’t–to relieve stress and calm its nerves and simply nap in peace. SOURCE: Pethelpful

“Happiness” is making it halfway through the week ❤️

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23 Comments
  • M. K. Clinton
    January 4, 2017

    There is something special about dogs and children. Pierre loves little ones too. ♥

  • Monika & Sam
    January 4, 2017

    Sam’s love of little peeps must be why he’s great at therapy work. He always has to inspect every stroller we encounter on our walks, and totally loves babies in particular. Maybe the finger lick-ability factors into that love. LOL

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      I’m sure that’s what it is….

  • Dashlilly
    January 4, 2017

    Ah-dor-a-ble!!! I just love these doodles, don’t you! Dash loves everyone too — unfortunately I never really trained him to be gentle and calm. He just wants to kiss kiss kiss any little person he meets. He once ran up to a woman sitting on the ground at the park who was nursing her baby. Dash began to lick the baby’s cheek!! I kid you not. Thankfully the woman said while laughing, “we’re dog people, we’ve seen this before!”

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      OMDoodle, I would have loved to see (in slo mo) the attack of the kissing doodle LOL They are the best – no doubt in my Doodle Mom mind.

  • Cheryl
    January 4, 2017

    They are so cute together! I think they are having so much fun and togetherness because doodles are just human toddlers with fur coats.
    I see there is a poinsettia plant on the floor; I’ve always heard they are poisonous to animals. Is this no longer true? Or do your boys not bother those things? I would think Jaxson being the pup that he is would be curious about plants. Our granddoodle, 3 years old, is still curious about most everything. He is a perpetual toddler.
    Happy New Year

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      Hi Cheryl – you heard right! Poinsettia’s are poisonous to dogs AND Jaxson would definitely investigate if it had a smell. The ones in the photo are silk. I have the best family ever, because of the Boys, they only buy silk flowers so everywhere I take them (family homes) the houses are “doodle proof” 🙂 #sortof

  • Shanna
    January 4, 2017

    What a sweet pair of buddies!
    Off topic, is that a Culpepper jersey in the back? Go Vikes!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      Thanks – yes, my husband loves the Vikings LOL

  • Christy Caplan
    January 4, 2017

    I really love these pics and the message — I didn’t do a very good job socializing my guys with kids and now they can only be around older children and still supervised.. or crated so it’s wonderful to see these sweet pics!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      Christy, I wonder – could a dog be converted? Do you think there’s training tips to help an adult dog enjoy little children? Sounds like a blog post to me 🙂 But seriously, I wonder if it could be done…

  • Robin
    January 5, 2017

    Kendell is such a cutie! I love that smile. It is so nice that he is developing a bond with Jaxson. Dogs make great best friends for children. I loved my dog more than anything when I was growing up.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      I am so envious when I think back to how much fun my kids could have had if I was into dogs back then. Hopefully I can have some Doodle fun with a few grandchildren one day 🙂

  • Lindsay
    January 5, 2017

    How cute are these two! 🙂

    While I love seeing children with dogs, you’re so right about the kids being friends, big enough, strong enough to handle to be with it alone. You just never know, right?

    Adorable little boy. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      Yep – it can be really scary if the child isn’t old enough and accidentally gets hurt. His whole outlook on dogs could change for a long time and it wasn’t the dog’s fault. I was doing my best to “hang” with them the entire time. I was elated there were no surprises at all.

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    January 6, 2017

    my love for Jax has expanded. That mutual fascination must have been fun to watch. My lab was like that… she loved kids. Cole was not comfortable with that kid energy at all. I have fond memories of Chelsea being waked by my teeny 4 year old great niece, Chelsea was taller but obeyed Tiffany. I sure hope my next pup likes kids too, and will send it to train with Jax if necessary. LeeAnna

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      LeeAnna, I could have watched them all afternoon. There were older children in the room with them, but the two of them continued to play together. So sweet to watch.

  • Lucy
    January 6, 2017

    Awww! This is heart melting! That will be your bestest friend and also your “security blanket”. So precious to see. Very cute pictures, thank you for sharing. Keep up the fun posts! 🙂
    Take care,
    Lucy

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      Hi Lucy! So happy you’re enjoying our stories. Please come back again 🙂

  • Brando and Bogart
    January 6, 2017

    This is proof that dogs are a boy’s best friend!!! They make such an adorable little team!!! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 9, 2017

      With Jaxson – seems like the smaller they come the more enamored he becomes!

  • Shannon Adams
    January 10, 2017

    Aw, so sweet. Kendall is adorable!!! My dogs are great with the kids, too. My youngest is in elementary school now but I treasure the photos of the kids with the dogs when they were littler. You gotta love kids and dogs.

  • Jan K
    January 10, 2017

    They are so cute together!

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