While were staying with my brother Chrish in Sydney, one of the highlights for the boys was spending time with his new labrador puppy 'Tess'.
his fractured arm, as she is an active puppy and it was just too hard for him to get too close in case he got knocked.
he has been terrified of dogs. The first couple of days that we were at Chrish's house he and Kobe were really scared of Tess, especially if she came inside. They would run which would make Tess get excited and that would make them worse. They spent a lot of time sitting up on the couch away from her for the first couple of days.
By the end of the week Harri was begging Chrish to let Tess come in the house at night, and had so much fun playing with her and patting her. Chrish taught the boys how to be firm with Tess and they were so excited
to show me how they could use their big voices to make her sit down or
to get the ball.
On the day that we left Sydney Harri was in tears all the way to the airport. He was sobbing saying that he didn't want to go home, and wanted to stay with Tess because he loved her so much. He kept saying 'you don't realise how much I love her Mum and how sad I am!'. Since we've been home he has been texting Chrish numerous times a day asking how Tess is and asks Chrish to send him photos of her.
I do admit that it was lovely seeing the boys have so much fun with a dog, and I'm very slowly coming around to the idea that maybe a dog may be good...maybe.