The Adjustment Factor

June 29, 2012

The addition of baby Keane to the family has been a big adjustment not just for The Husband and I, but also for the furry babies in the house. Each one of them has had a different reaction to his arrival.

Dexter is completely intimidated. He prefers observing the baby from a safe distance until curiosity eventually compels him to ever so carefully make his way towards the baby. However, any sudden movement or cry and he’s doing the major skedaddle outta there.

Crooked is so curiously happy. He follows me around with his head in its usual side tilt watching and wondering who this tiny fellow is. The crying, feeding, pooping, none of it intimidates him in the least, in fact it only makes him wag his tail faster. Another thing Crooked is loving since Keane’s arrival is the presence of toys in the house. He took a particular shine to a Smurf toy my dad bought and was stealing it ever chance he got. One afternoon I caught him sleeping in his crate with the Smurf tucked under his chin, Ah-dorable, at that point we decided it was best to let him keep the Smurf and now they are inseparable.

Fintan on the other hand is not the least bit impressed with the new situation and spends most of his days avoiding both me and the baby. If he is forced to be in our company he’s not shy about throwing looks of hostility and disgust in our direction, and I swear, if I listen hard enough I’m almost positive I can hear him call me a “Bitch” under his breath.

Crookie and his new BFF

Keane will definitely have to keep a close eye on all his toys with Crooked around.

One Response to “The Adjustment Factor”

  1. Grandma says:

    Love the pictures–he knows what he wants!

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