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I've made no bones about how I feel when new parents give up their dogs because they fear how the children and dogs might react to one another. I've explained how frustrating it is for me to see this happen over and over and over with the pugs I help rescue. So, so many of them are surrendered for this reason alone. Perfect little loving pugs who want nothing more than to be a member of the family. To love and be loved, especially by a child. But it happens because parents don't want to take the time and energy to have to train both. Whatever, I understand people have to do what they think is best for their family and I would definately feel different if it was a Rotty or a Pitbull near a baby. But when it comes to pugs, or any docile breed, think about what they can be missing out on...Samantha forwarded me the link to this home movie of one family who proves that a child and animal can live together naturally, in harmony and both of their lives can be all the better for it.
Introducing Abigail and Rosco:
The maker of this video writes:
"My hope is that another dog will not be given away because a human baby has come into their lives. I'd like to share this video, to show the bond that our daughter and our pug have. Our daughter will be 2 on March 4th and this video is a montage from the beginning of her life. She knows nothing other than Rosco being a part of our family and a friend for life!"