There’s something special about meeting a new baby. You see a new life for the very first time and know that all sorts of secrets and potential are hidden in a tiny, baby-soft package (it’s almost as exciting as getting a new puppy!). If the new baby is your grandchild or niece or nephew (or just someone you’re really excited about), you know what it’s like to love someone before they can even make steady eye contact.
But what about canines? Do they understand that the new tiny human is, in fact, a human? Even the best dog parents might be nervous about the meeting. Will the pup be jealous, scared, too mouthy? Will the parents still be able to spend time with their dog now that the baby has arrived? And how will baby react?
In the video below, baby Savannah is introduced for the first time to her big fur-brother, an Alaskan Malamute named Duke. Having a big wet nose shoved in your face when you’re smaller than a watermelon can be frightening, but Savannah seems to be just as curious about Duke just as he is about her. What is this tiny bundle that his mom and dad are so excited about?
Savannah and Duke’s parents are happy to introduce the two to each other, and besides gently pushing Duke back a bit (he is very curious!), they let him explore his human sister freely. What does he think? It looks like little Savannah inspires Duke to sing special Malamute song!
Perhaps his dog-song isn’t exactly a lullaby, but its meaning seems to be understood. You can already see humans and pup forming a new unit. A new family is born with a howl, and it’s a beautiful moment!
Watch Duke sing his song below!
Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.
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