Too often, pet owners decide to abandon their cat or dog when they know that a child is on the way. They don't want to have to deal with the introductions, fear things will go south, and prefer to separate themselves from the family pet just to be on the safe side.
Children's best friend
Yet, dogs and children can share a very special relationship – especially when the child grows alongside his canine pal! And when the dog is older, all the better: they are calmer, better trained, and more experienced in life. Depending on their personality, they may even be more patient with children than a younger dog!
The softest pillow
This is certainly the case in this beautiful video. A baby is playing alongside his senior canine pal, when suddenly, fatigue hits. The baby's eyes start to close, and the child starts to sway back and forth, as if he's about to fall into a deep sleep. The dog licks the baby's face, trying to keep him awake, but to no avail.
Suddenly, the baby falls forward – but the landing is soft. He lays right on top of his dog's belly, and starts to dream profoundly. The dog doesn't seem bothered by this one bit – in fact, he lays his head down for his nap too!
Check out the endearing scene below: