Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kai’s New Little Friend

I walked in the door when I got home from work yesterday evening. I immediately heard Kai talking to someone.

“I want to introduce you to my dad.”

And when I walked into the kitchen, this is what I saw.

Kai was with his new little friend, a tiny Chihuahua that is the latest dog to stay with us.

Kai has liked every dog that has come our way. But Haribo is the first one that he has held for extended periods of time. And the first one he has spoken to.

My wife reported that when Kai got home from school today, he and Haribo snuggled together on the couch.

And this evening, after dinner, Kai called my wife back to the kitchen.

“Mom, come here. Haribo is so cute.”

Haribo had burrowed herself under a blanket. She was cute under there.

And so was Kai when he joined her under the blanket a few moments later.


  1. Children and animals...never will you see such a combination of pureness and innocence elsewhere.

    Animals teach us so many of the great traits we wish other humans would practice.

    I think children bond so quickly to animals because the animals are so unpretentious. They are free to give uninhibited love and affection to each other because of the loyalty demonstrated by the dog...which gives assurance to the child that his love will be returned. They are also so free spirited...just as is a child.

    Kai looks very happy. What a great idea to watch dogs. Kai really benefits from it.

    1. I think it is interesting that Kai has developed an especially close bond with this tiny dog. Perhaps, due to its size, Kai perceives even more innocence than he did with the other dogs we've had. Whatever the reason, I am happy to see him bonding with his new friend.

  2. That is adorable! Obviously, it's a mutual attraction kind of thing! :)

    1. Betsy, most of the dogs we've had seem to like Kai, but this one especially so. It is funny to see the two of them together. :)

  3. Love it. Great to hear of a new friend. Sounds like they're creating a strong bond of affection.

    1. Bill, my son doesn't really make friends with other kids so much, so it is really nice to see him bonding with this little dog.


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