It’s inevitable… when there’s a new baby in the house, the furbaby gets a bit neglected. However, we have been trying our best to keep up and play with Vash as much as possible. He still gets a lot of attention in the end… but there’s an obvious difference. Poor boy.
Thankfully, here in Italy it’s not as inconvenient to take your dog with your everywhere. Most all restaurants are okay with it, plus he’s a good boy and just sits under the table. Sometimes Vash will wait in the car a bit, but just a few minutes with me in the car… if we stop to pick something up.
Walkies are probably longer since we bring the baby… so perhaps there are some perks for the furbaby in the end…
Sometimes I wonder what Vash is thinking… he has the funniest faces and expressions. Is he sad or wanting more from us?
Although it seemed like a mild summer, the excruciating heat is finally here… eek! Vash usually zonks out for the whole day when it’s so hot… he doesn’t even want to play. The only good thing is that the heat means westie tongue sticking out and that’s cute… LOL!
Even more important in the summer to be groomed. Even though Vash dreads the whole experience, I think he must like the results and prizes after the fact. See the before and after…
He looks like a younger dog – LOL! Love our little cute westie… and the latest game is to play with the ball on top of the sun chair thingy. Vash bops it with his nose across the chair – like ping pong for dogs!
This is Vash giving us his cutest little pity me look. It’s because we are bbq-ing and he pretty much expects to get some grilled chicken… spoiled, eh?
Forgot to share this cute photo of Vash crawling at the park in the margherita flowers… oh happy lovely weather it is… I hope it lasts!
Day by day we are getting closer to a routine here at home, with baby and Vash. There are days when the baby is fussy and I’m so glad that Vash goes to sleep by himself… LOL! Even though our pets are dependent on us, they are also independent in so many ways – at least Westies are, right?
We are definitely happy about the sunnier weather and Vash looks so darn cute in the green grass. The contrast definitely makes him look whiter, even though his coat is definitely a light gray/brown… ahha… we really need to make an appointment for his stripping.
We spend most of our time at home and outside on the terrace because I can’t handle baby and Vash by myself. But on the weekends we go out together with dad… I think Vash likes it a lot!
At home, Vash still loves cold cuts and can smell it from a mile away… “there’s meat on the table for me, I know it…”
There’s definitely a different between having a pet and having a baby – obviously there’s no comparison, although many couples take on the responsibility of a pet before they have kids. A trial period, perhaps?
For now, I often think that Vash is so much more manageable than the kid – LOL! Happy Mother’s Day to me… I’m grateful to have both little babies in my life. It’s hard work to be a mom, but worth it. Totally.
Sadly I have not been keeping up with updates… the days really do fly by with two babies in the house – one human baby and one furbaby It’s amazing how the breastfeeding schedule breaks up the day so much – it’s like deja vu all the time – didn’t I just do this?! LOL.
I really can’t complain though and Vash has been the best Westie brother ever. He’s very attentive and hangs around to make sure we are tending to the baby when he cries. Sometimes I think Vash is looking at me thinking, “Hey, do something, the baby is crying!” Often it does seem like Vash is guarding our little one…
I’m sure Vash doesn’t mind going out for extra walkies… even though it’s a bit of a challenge to get him to walk next to the stroller properly!
There are moments when it seems that Vash is jealous of the baby, but in a cute way. He just wants more cuddles and some attention as well. I think we do a pretty good job in balancing it all and luckily we have a lot of people that visit us regularly, so Vash gets lots of love.
He’ll always be our first little baby. Funny how recently we met another couple with a Westie and they said that as they get older they want more lovey doveyness… haha!
It can be challenging at times to go out with two little ones to care for… but it’s worth it to see them all so happy and playing… that’s what life is all about, right? Going out and enjoying times together.
Now that the weather is warmer here in Italy we are starting to have more BBQs… so Vash is super happy about that. He just can’t have enough grilled chicken… sitting there waiting patiently for his BBQ meals Lucky dog!
Finally, we were able to take Vash for stripping and general grooming… and now he’s all handsome… what a difference in the before and after, huh?
With the pregnancy and baby, it’s true that Vash has been neglected a bit… but now we have to get back into the routine of things. It’s so nice to finally be able to see his eyes properly! He’s so cute and looks younger actually. Our little furbaby…
If only he’ll stay still for photos though. It’s hard to capture these Westies in action!
Yup, finally the new arrival is home and it’s definitely been a challenging time – although totally worth it! Vash has been so good… who could ask for more from a furbaby? When the baby cries, Vash comes around to check and see what’s up. Sometimes he will sit next to me while I breastfeed. The only pics I have are these dark ones of when Vash wants to snuggle up near us on the couch.
Sadly, Vash has not been groomed in forever with all the events… poor guy looks like a sheep dog. Yes, even more than before! Will have to get him spiffed up soon!
Our household has been in the waiting stage this month, I’m 40 weeks and totally excited and anxious for the baby to arrive. I’m not sure if Vash notices anything really… he doesn’t seem to care much that my tummy is ginormous now. I suppose there will be some jealousy, but he’s our first fur-baby… so it’s not like he’s going to be out of the picture!
I realize also that he is not so groomed these days… oops! We haven’t been able to get an appointment at a new place that could strip him, so time has just been flying by. Although the breeder always says that it’s something that bothers us humans more than the dogs. Vash never seems happy to be groomed, combed, bathed or cleaned in any way – hehe!
Vash and his Dad are super buddies and they like to take naps together. Doesn’t Vash look like a little baby himself?
Perhaps he does know something is going on with the changes in the house and new baby items. Maybe he is waiting as well.
Our days are pretty routine with walks, playtime and such…
He still loves his green ball more than anything else, although with the cold weather I’ve been trying to convince him to play inside more often. Not much luck really…
I’m just realizing that I have a lot of sleeping photos of Vash… and although he’s a pretty home-ish dog, it’s just that taking photos are easier when he’s stationary! Otherwise it’s just a white blur…
Plus, I always think it’s so cute when he’s sleeping. On top of my stuff, wherever that looks like a nice spot to plop down… silly dog.