Babies. They get into everything don’t they? Not only that but they also claim everything they touch as their own. Saioa thinks that everything she lays hands on is hers, especially those things that happen to be easily accessible to her. Like the dog bed.
I like my dog but I’m not one of those people who thinks the dog is a person. I don’t let the dog lick me or my children, I don’t let the kids put their mouths on the dog to give him kisses and I don’t like my baby playing on the dog bed that’s typically covered in dog hair. That’s just gross to me. Every time I see someone letting their dog lick their face, I can’t help but wonder if they know that the dog licks it’s butt with that same tongue. Anyway, that’s just me. Back to the dog bed issue.
Kona is a good dog that tries to stay out of the way as much as possible when the kids are around. He has certain spots in the house that he will retreat to if the girls are being too noisy or rambunctious and I can respect that. One of his favorite spots is under our computer desk, so that’s where his dog bed lives. That’s his area and I really try to let it be his haven and keep the kids from disturbing that.
Saioa completely disagrees. The day she discovered that dog bed she thought it was the greatest thing ever and now every time she’s nearby she immediately heads for the dog bed. Poor Kona will see her coming and will get up and go sit in the corner looking violated and robbed.
I can’t get her to stay away from it and it totally grosses me out when she rolls around on it, rubbing her sweet little face in it. She thinks it’s hilarious and giggles the whole time.
A simple solution would be to just pick up the dog bed. But I don’t want to take it away because that’s Kona’s bed and he loves lounging under the desk. For now I’m just going to deal with it until she sets her sights on something else…. like maybe an actual baby toy that is made to be played with by a baby. I know, wishful thinking!