Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Boy and His Dog

The relationship between a boy and his dog is something special . . .


Jared loves Otis.  He always wants to see what Otis is doing and where he is.  He smiles when Otis comes into the room, laughs at all his antics, and seems disappointed when Otis is separated behind a gate or glass.  For his part, Otis is very sweet with Jared.  He licks Jared's face, lets him pull his tail and ears (we make sure he doesn't hurt Otis and are trying to teach him to be gentle -- Otis is very patient) and cleans up any food that falls from Jared's high chair.  Here are a few videos:

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Jared Goes Swimming

Last week was so warm that we decided to hit the pool.  We have a neighborhood pool but alas no babies in diapers are allowed. (I was so disappointed when I learned that . . . my visions of Jared and I spending long afternoons floating in the pool were dashed) Fortunately, our friends, the Gilberts, rescued us this summer and have invited us to go swimming with them anytime we want.

Jared with his sun protection gear.

The Gilbert's daughter, Payton (9 months) and
Jared (8 months) sporting their sunglasses.