Man’s Best Friend – When Baby Meets Dog

April 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Diary of a Baby

Man's Best Friend- When Baby Meets Dog | Baby & Beyond

This post is part of a series of posts I am writing titled Diary of a Baby chronicling the candid confessions of a baby from 0 to 2 years old.

You can read the previous post in the series here: Leave Me at Your Own Risk! – Separation Anxiety in Babies

You can find the entire series here: Diary of a Baby

Age: 11 months old


Dear Diary,


So far I thought you were my best friend but today I got to know that man’s best friend is a creature called a ‘dog’. Now I’ve seen lots of dogs before. I see them in my books and I see them on the road and in the park. But I’ve never had an up-close-and-personal encounter with one, until today. Alas it was a short-lived encounter. Here’s how it all went down:


Man's Best Friend- When Baby Meets Dog | Baby & Beyond 


Baby Meets Dog:

Apparently dogs have supernatural noses because even before we rang the doorbell, he knew we had arrived and was yelping away by the door. Now that startled me and I let out my loudest cry to make my displeasure known to the whole building. My crying startled him and we were both in a bit of a state of shock until the door opened. Once we laid eyes on each other, it was love at first sight. I broke into a fit of giggles. I mean how could I not? He was the cutest furry little ball of a dog. He looked soft and cuddly, much like the little puppies I’ve seen in my books. He had the wet little button nose with which he sniffed me from head to toe.


Man's Best Friend- When Baby Meets Dog | Baby & Beyond

Man’s Best Friend- When Baby Meets Dog | Baby & Beyond


He also had a soft white tail he was wagging excitedly. The minute I saw it, I knew that I just had to pull that tail. I reached out for it and out of the corner of my eye, I could see almost in slow motion Mamma jumping up screaming “Nooooo”. Apparently dogs don’t like their tails being pulled, it’s something they are quite touchy about. I settled for stroking his soft fur which also didn’t seem to please Mamma. Well it’s her own fault…she always makes me touch the soft fur of the puppy in the touch-and-feel book…naturally I wanted to touch the real thing too! But Fluffball (that’s what I’ve named him) seemed to like it because he proceeded to lick me all over. Quite a friendly and playful lot these dogs are. 


Though of course all the licking made Mamma hyperventilate. She pulled out the wipes from her mommy-arsenal and gave me a thorough scrubbing. Geez..someone please tell Mamma to stop with all the overreacting all the time!! Fluffball was banished from the room and that was the last I saw of him.


On the other hand, it was kind of funny watching Mamma getting all worked up over nothing. When I start talking, I think I’m going to demand a pet dog. How much fun would that be!


Until next time Diary!


P.S. This is very much a true story and this is exactly how it all went down! 

Do read the next post in this series here: Now Let’s Eat Some Cake! – Baby’s First Birthday


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  1. Aesha Shah said on April 14, 2018 11:08 pm:

    My SIL had a german shepherd pet dog. So when my niece was born his entry into the home was restricted. He stayed out most of the times and we didn’t touch him, play with him as we would then go to the baby. I remember it must have been a month after the birth of my niece that once I went near him to meet and he pounced on me with anger and scratched me completely jealous that I didn’t meet him since a month. That day we got him inside and he just watched baby from a distance and didn’t even sniff her. we miss our ‘tiger’a lot now that he is no more.