Many couples have wondered how will their new baby get along with their dog.
But most pets are good with babies. Even the biggest, toughest dogs can be incredibly sensitive and loving towards children.
Like one dog, who offered a very sweet gift to his new human.
Bonnie Michalek and her husband love their Bullmastiff, Brutus. They even call the dog their “first baby.”
But when Bonnie became pregnant with her first baby, Brutus knew it before anybody. Bonnie recalls that he became more protective of her in the early days of her pregnancy.
“Brutus knew I was pregnant before I did — he definitely sensed it before I knew,” she told The Dodo.
They knew Brutus would be more than okay with the new addition to the family. “He’s always loved kids,” Bonnie said. “Every time he’s heard kids outside laughing he gets excited.”
Brutus the Dog and Kayden the Baby
When she brought baby Kayden home to meet Brutus for the first time, the dog lovingly went up and licked the newborn’s face.
Brutus and Kayden have been close buddies ever since. The dog has been willing to do anything for the baby… including sharing his favorite possession.
Like many dogs, Brutus has a favorite toy that he clings to. A yellow plush ball. “It’s the only toy that he won’t tear apart in five minutes,” Bonnie told The Dodo.
But he’s willing to part with it if it will make his favorite little human feel better.
“Every time Kayden cries, Brutus finds his fluff ball and tries to bring it to [him],” Bonnie wrote on Instagram. “So cute.”