Dog vs Baby

Some of you may remember this post, where Bubbles had a playdate with her doggy friend.

She still does seem to like dogs very much and gets very excited to see them. Unfortunately for her, I'm not prepared to have a dog in our home just yet. Perhaps when she is older and able to care for a pet herself, or at least help out meaningfully in the caregiving.

She has already started to ask for a dog, and has told me straight out that she doesn't want any babies. (Yes I've begun the conversations to prepare her for an eventual sibling that we hope for).

These photos show the kind of 'friendship' she shares with her beloved stuffed toy dog, Sandy:

She talks to Sandy, pats, hugs and kisses him, holds him up to 'look out' the window when in the car, and imagines he is hungry, sad or sick. A couple of times she informed me that he vomit(ed) and that she would clean up - an imagined story stemming no doubt from her own vomitting experience where her Papa had to clean up.

I hope now to help her be aware of her caring side. We can then draw on this when preparing her for a baby brother or sister. God willing!


Mum in the Making said...

Awww... Even cleaning up doggy's vomit! That's one sweet, caring girl you got there! I think she'll make a great sis when the time comes!

cre8tone said...

So caring...

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Haha, we pray and home she will if/when the time comes! As of now, she still says she doesn't want babies and wants a dog. She also shows no interest in other babies but gets VERY excited when she sees dogs!

Prince & Princess Mum:
Yes I guess so! At least her intentions are there :) heh heh

M said...

I know how she feels, when I was lil I wanted a dog SO bad but my parents kept giving me brothers! :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

I remember you telling me that! I'll have to ask you then - were you good to your lil brothers? ;) and When did you get a dog then?