Jun 17, 2012
* * * * *
Category: Animals, Cute
Cute. Not like the mutt was left on his own with the kid. Chill out with the ‘culture of fear’ thing.
I agree. Most definitely cute! The dog was being gentle and his tail was wagging the whole time.
Agreed…… The parent was there and that dog is obviously loving on his or her baby…. I have had dogs that were the best babysitters in the family. My vote: CUTE!!!!!!!
he was just looking for the sweet spot.
@Ciaran – I think I love you.
nothing to worry about there – it’s obvious that the dog loves that kid and wouldn’t hurt him EVER!
It’s not about a culture of fear, it’s about responsibility. It’s unlikely that this baby is in any danger, but the number of babies/children that are killed or seriously injured by GOOD dogs who are having a BAD day is more than you might think.
This is not my website, but it’s an excellent resource for responsible dog/baby interaction. Teaching children to be good friends to dogs, and dogs to respect the fragile life entrusted to us as parents.
don’t make an implication, make an actual assertion. HOW MANY babies are injured by “good dogs”?
no, wait. don’t make an assertion, make an actual fact-based argument. how did you calculate the threat posed by “good dogs”?
you did make a good point, however inadvertent. it’s not all “culture of fear”. some of it is people just that desperate to be seen as experts they will correct other people in the most melodramatic way possible, at any opportunity.
Wow, you need to calm down. Her point was clear and most people that have had a dog or been bitten by a dog will understand that any good dog can have a bad day. It doesn’t hurt to be careful by teaching the babies and dogs how to interact with each other.
“It” is about the culture of fear because I was referring to the title, not dog/baby safety in general. As the rest of my post pointed out, the dog and baby are never alone and the mother is in reaching distance. If you want to broaden it into a wider point, a well made one at that and one I wholeheartedly agree with, that’s great just don’t springboard off what I said as if I’d said something different.
Adorably cute. Even my 3 year old could tell that this child wasn’t in any danger. She said “Mommy, the puppy dog likes the baby!”
Having been attacked by multiple dogs over the course of my life, everything inside of me screams “NOT CUTE NOT CUTE NOT CUTE”!!! As much as I love dogs (they don’t love me back, apparently), this video made me sweat a little bit.
I’m sorry you have had such horrific experiences with dogs. But maybe, just maybe it was something you did or didn’t do. Were the dogs new to you? Did you do something that they felt was an indication that you would do harm to them or something/someone they feel was under their protection? I know that I have been too fast to try to pet a dog that I didn’t know well ….. I got a growl and once a snap…. My fault. Once the dog got to know me and accept me as family, there was never another incident AND he (a 100 pound rottie mix) became the best protector of my then 10 month old son.
Tiffany….. OK…. AFTER I posted, I reread and PLEASE, I was not trying to infer that you were at fault. I was just trying to say that until an animal becomes comfortable with a person, there is a possibility of us doing something ACCIDENTALLY that would cause them to become uncomfortable with the situation and some of them turn tail and leave – and some jump up and say GET BACK! And some of us, me included, come on too strong to strange animals. (AND I had a cousin who ALL animals hated…. LOL! The parakeet attacked him several times…..) Forgive me Tiffany for… yea, coming on too strong… AGAIN.
(We'll never share your info)