Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Girl and Her Newf

Over the years Gary and I have raved about what a sweet, gentle giant Louie is.  Since Natalie has come home she has put both Newfs to the test with her often overly exuberant behavior.

Katie has made it clear that she does not care for Natalie's toddler antics, so we are making sure that the girls are only together when Natalie is calm and with one of us right beside her to monitor their interaction. I think that after Natalie has a lot of coaching about how to be respectful to dogs she and Katie will one day be good friends.

Louie, on the other paw, is very accepting of anything Natalie can dish out.  We are working on teaching her to pet softly, not pull hair and to play nice... skills that will also help her in daycare.  While those skills are being practiced Louie makes the perfect Guinea pig.  He is so laid back and really is like a 130 pound teddy bear.  I think Louie likes having his very own little girl.
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Natalie loves both of the dogs.  The first words out of her mouth most days are "doggie" and "woof".  She wants to know where Katie and Louie are and to give them a good morning pat.

12 comments:

Stem Cell Therapy for Dogs said...

Such a cute dog with a cute baby. Love it!

ra husky said...

This post made us all smile!

RA, Isis & Nanuk

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, what furry cute pictures!!

Stewey said...

Hello - my name is Stewey. I'm a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who has been quietly reading and loving your blog! I just gave you an award today, so I hope you visit my blog to see it :)
Stewey

Maggie Mae said...

Dat Louie is such a good boy! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Debbie Sauer said...

Love the pics. Has she been riding on them yet? Blessings

Charity, Gary, Katie, Louie & Natalie said...

Natalie won't be riding on the Newfs, but when she is a little older we will let her ride in the little red wagon that they are both trained to pull :)

Sharon Cimino said...

You really can't get a more tolerant breed of dog! My daughter Emily has special needs and there is nothing my newf Bella Bear won't let her do. I recently bought Emily a sweatshirt that says "anyone who says diamonds are a girl's best friend, hasn't met my newfoundland!' The sell it on Cafepress.com and since Natalie is such the fashion diva, I think it may be a must have for her wardrobe! So happy for all of you! What a beautiful family you are!!

Winnie said...

Lovely to meet you.

I read about your blog on Stewey, the Corgi's blog, and came across to say hi.

Loving those pictures. What happiness! Will look forward to following your posts in future.

Love and licks, Winnie the greyhound

Charity, Gary, Katie, Louie & Natalie said...

Thanks for the tip Sharon. I looked the shirt up and love it. I ordered one for her upcoming bday :)

Charity, Gary, Katie, Louie & Natalie said...

Nice to meet you Winnie! Thanks for stopping by.

Chapmans dagbok said...

Such lovely pictures. I am also an owner of a newfoundland called Chapman. /Bye bye!