A Boy and His Puppy

Josiah is enjoying life with a puppy in the house. Having someone smaller and younger than he to boss around evidently has a lot of appeal for our littlest guy!

In all seriousness, he tries very hard to help with Sadie: takes her out for potty breaks, throws the ball for her to chase, and tells her “No!” about a gazillion times a day when she breaks house rules by trying to eat something she shouldn’t. (I probably ought to mention in Sadie’s defense that usually the something is a K’nex or Lego toy that Josiah left on the floor, heh.)

He also delights in carrying Sadie around like a sack of potatoes. Poor doggie. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I want him to treat her well, definitely. We’ve always tried to instill in our children a care and respect for God’s creatures, so they know that if we carry or hold them we should do it gently and kindly. On the other hand, I am glad if Sadie is learning to be a tad patient with the younger set, given all the children in both our immediate and extended families, not to mention the many friends whose children spend a lot of time in our house.

Shots like these

are priceless; I love the affection little Josey has for the smallest “baby” in the family!! Aren’t they sweet together?

4 Comments

  1. Kim
    Jun 20, 2010

    Good for him. I like the pics. He has good taste in Crocs. I have some orange ones too. :-)

  2. Mom/Ruth
    Jun 20, 2010

    Grandy especially enjoyed this one!

  3. Nana
    Jul 11, 2010

    Just saw this – I’m so glad Josiah and the new puppy are such good friends!

  4. Aunt Jamison
    Jul 22, 2010

    Oh my goodness…my heart just melted into my shoes. I don’t know who is cuter, Josiah or Sadie…CUTEOVERLOAD.COM!
    ;)