Sunday, November 12, 2006
We've started preparing Taylor for Asher's arrival. We put his bassinet (which is actually a basket, and sits on the floor) in our room last night, with a teddy bear swaddled up in it. Every time Taylor sniffs the basket, we threaten him with his life. We all know that Taylor would never intentionally harm anything (not even a squirrel, really, although he likes for them to think he could), but Brian is afraid that, in his excitement over being a big brother, he may try to either climb into the basket or investigate it too heartily. This way, he can learn that touching basket = bad dog before anyone's life is at stake.
A few people have asked me how I think Taylor will adjust to Asher. I think Taylor will probably be shocked to learn that he is a dog (at this point he has no idea), but after the initial adjustment, he'll be a good big brother. He's been around kids a good deal, and he's very gentle with them. Our only issue may be his tail, which will be exactly concussion-level to Asher for a little while. Otherwise, everyone should be okay.