It's no secret that it hasn't been easy with our grandbabies and the dogs. We've always had a dog, but for some reason the grandkids have been afraid. Getting through Fred's puppy period with the grandkids has been a challenge. They didn't understand that Fred just wants to play and Fred didn't understand why they wanted nothing to do with him. So most of the time when the grandkids were over we would gate Fred off in the hallway or kitchen. You can see an older post about it here.
Funny thing is it's mainly the boys who are afraid. We now have three grandsons, Mitch, Cameron and Jaron and one granddaughter, Emma. Emma is the brave one. She has always tried to pet Fred and Gloria. We thought a good way to get them used to each other was to leash Fred when they were here so she could see him but we still had control. Next all we had to do was leave the gentle leader on him and he would behave.
Now when I babysit Emma, Fred will actually behave himself without the leader on. All I have to do is show him the gentle leader and he will behave. So yes, our Freddie is growing up! It helps that the grandbabies are getting a little bigger too! So here are some "eureka" moments from babysitting Emma yesterday. Proof that Emma and Fred have officially become friends!
Giving Fred a belly rub.
Trying to decide if she should let him see Diego or not.
Deciding it's okay.
Changing her mind. (typical girl heehee!)
You know your friends when the dog sticks his tongue in your ear!
Do you think Emma was getting a little tired of me snapping pictures? BOL!
"Being good is exhausting!"