Many folks worried about JuanGa and the baby and what would happen when he saw her for the first time. Prior to bringing her home, I sent him a blanket with Daniela’s smell so he could get used to her. On the day of the arrival, I was excited to see my dog. I did greet him first before Raul entered with Daniela.
Once we let him in the house, he started sniffing away. He was very curios about the new items we were bringing home more than Daniela. Once Maria del Carmen and Carlos Juan left, Raul had him on the collar and he started sniffing the baby’s feet and pamper.
That night we were overwhelmed with the baby waking up at all hours, the dog taking pampers, and the stress of new parents. Raul even wanted to put the dog out. Boy did that not bode well with me. I started to cry hysterically about leaving him outside. Raul in all his graciousness to me, went to the garage and brought up the dog house. JuanGa cried all night and then finally settled down.
The following day he cried a bit because I was holding the baby but I comforted him by rubbing him with my feet. I even had lunch with him the following day after our arrival because he had not eaten. Now that it has been almost two weeks since Daniela’s arrival, JuanGa will come over to her if she starts to cry to see what is going on. He no longer whines when I hold her; he sniffs her feet. One day we all fell asleep in the living room.
The baby in her basinet, JuanGa on the floor, and me in the rocking chair. I make sure to play with him as much as I can especially when the baby is sleeping. Today I took him for a walk.
He has his rabies shot for the year so it is safe for him to be around the baby. Before Maria del Carmen and Carlos Juan got us the play yard, we had her in the bouncy our former nieghbors Luis and Mayra gave us from one of their twin girls. We put her in the bouncy in the office and JuanGa went and laid down right beside her. As time goes by and she gets old enough to play with him, he will be her best friend.