Amy and I are dog people. We love them. Lucky for us, our kids do too. Also lucky for us, our dogs have always loved the kids. On a side note, before the post begins, I want to say how much I LOVE the shot above. Stella is giving Lucy her stink eye. She's been working on this look lately and I just so happened to catch it! Today's pictures aren't anything staged or fancy, just taken with my iPhone because it's always handy! But they're cute so on with the post!
I've always had dogs growing up and Amy did too. When we got married and moved to New Orleans we got Lucy after our first miscarriage. She was our baby for quite a while until the kids came. She's a great dog, albeit opinionated and at times ornery, but an amazing dog. She has always been very protective of the kids when they were small, often laying near or next to them whenever she could. Stella adores her and will just stare at her. Lucy, having been through this baby thing twice before with the boys, obliges Stella with her pats, ear pulls, and fur tugs!
We've only had Rex for a little over 2 years so this baby thing is totally new to him. But, bless him, he's a great dog too. Sure he sheds like crazy (a whole other topic for another post) and he's as timid as they come, but he's great. Being timid and shy the boys aren't his first choice to be around as they are loud and rambunctious, however he does enjoy them, when they're calm. A noisy baby working on crawling is also a little intimidating for Rex, but he loves Stella anyway. It's hard to get a picture of the two of them because he's usually wandering around elsewhere when the kids are playing, but he does come around for the occasional pet from Stella.
So, between 3 kids and 2 dogs (who are like our kids) there is always someone underfoot somewhere. Luckily we all manage to get along and not drive each other too crazy. The newest addition to Drosche Land seems to be a dog lover herself. Or at least she's pleased to have 2 dogs wrapped around her little finger along with the rest of us!
All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.