When you’ve been a dog mom for so long, and dedicated your life to rescue, deciding to add small humans to the family comes with a lot of questions.
Will the dogs like the baby?
Will the baby like the dogs?
Will the dogs get upset and jealous?
Will we still be able to give enough time to keep rescuing and fostering?
And I will be the first to tell you, it is a hard thing to balance. When I first found out I was pregnant, we had 3 dogs- 2 of our own and a foster, Atlas. Atlas found a home, and then we got another foster, Matilda. Then we lost our girl Sami and we made a permanent member out of Matilda. When Kellan was born we had just our 2 and decided to take a little break to adjust.
Since then, our Rudy passed and we are left with sweet Matilda. We have not had only one dog in so, so long. It used to feel like the house was empty. But now, with a toddler, we are kept plenty busy. So much so that poor Matilda doesn’t always get the attention she probably should.
My mother in law came over to visit tonight since she just got home from vacation. She brought Kellan a couple of small animal figurines, an owl and a puma. Kellan took them out of the bag and threw them on the floor, continuing to enjoy the bag for the majority of the night.
But unfortunately Matilda found, and quite enjoyed, the owl.
Now it only has one wing. He’s quite a special, unique owl now. Sorry, Matilda. You’re right, we need to pay more attention to you.