Sunday, July 3, 2011

Austin and Pug

This is a story of a little boy and his dog.

When Austin first came home from the hospital, Lily couldn't wait to sniff and smell the new baby. She couldn't get enough of him. Anytime he was placed on the floor, Lily would be up in his face and needed to be told to 'leave Austin alone!'. I am sure Austin was stepped on a time or two but Lily still didn't quite understand how to handle the new little addition.

Before Austin, Lily was our baby. I got her back in 2004 before Jason left for Iraq. She kept me company all the times he has been gone for the army. We have given her, her own little voice and has made us laugh more times than we can remember. Lily was the only one we gave our attention to for 6 1/2 years before Austin came home.

But now.....the tables have turned. Lily doesn't really want to be around Austin since he can flail his arms at her, kick her with his feet, or even pinch that fur of hers. It probably doesn't help that sometimes we chase after her with Austin in arms since it makes him giggle. As time goes on, Austin falls more in love with Lily and follows her with his eyes everywhere she goes. I can't imagine what it will be like when Austin can crawl towards her. But for now, he reaches for her with his little hands....

We are waiting for the day when Austin asks us if Lily can sleep in his bed. She's such a good snuggler. But for now she gets our undivided attention at night when Austin is put to bed and she climbs into ours.

It won't be too much longer before Austin is chasing after what we still call our puppy. She isn't a puppy anymore, she's 7 years old and tires easy, but Austin will keep her on her toes...or paws that is.

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