baby’s best friend.

Grace (our dog) has struggled with Asher.  She likes him and all, but really?  if someone were to tell Grace that she could keep the baby or have a lifetime supply of treats, and not even the good ones but the cardboardy generic ones, I’m pretty sure that we all know what she would choose.  Grace is a dog that appreciates order and solitude and lots of sleep.  Were she to find herself suddenly human, I’m fairly certain that she would be immediately diagnosed with OCD, be unable to leave the house for fear of “out there” and would be a chain smoking wreck most days of the week who subsisted entirely on bacon and asparagus.  She is a dog with a cat’s disposition, content to interact with the world on her terms and leave it at that.

Asher?  Not so much.

I keep telling Grace that it will get better (lie) and that one day Asher will start feeding her and that he will be much more generous than her stodgy old parents.  She has had her doubts, but at long last…

Asher’s made an honest woman out of me.

**No baby hands were consumed in the creating of this post**

An Unlikely Pair

Drew and I love our pets and want to make sure that their lives continue to be good even with the baby in the house.  We both make a point to give our dog Grace extra love when we walk through the door these days, as her little dog ego has definitely noticed that things have changed.  Grace is just not that into having a baby, but she handles it well, moving out of his way and steering clear of his curious hands.  On the other hand, our cat Mabel (also known as Fat Agnes around the house) has surprised us with her growing interest in Asher.  Not only does she not seem to mind him pulling and pushing her around, but she seeks him out, nuzzling up close and rolling over to have her belly “rubbed” by his indelicate fingers.  She loves to lick his fingers and toes, and it seems that the harder he pulls, the closer she gets.  At first I was very skeptical of this growing love, but now I pretty much stay out of the way unless Asher is just getting ruthless.  I took a video last night, and I know that it’s a little long, but I thought that you might like to see these two in action.  I’ve never seen a cat so into a baby, and I admit that it makes me love Mabel just a little more.