My Fur Baby (Caesar) meeting My Human Baby (Nemit)
Hello friends, today’s post is about my babies, Caesar & Nemit, and their special bond. We visited my mom’s house when Nemit was a month old, and that’s when Caesar met him for the first time. But their meeting was more of a disaster. The moment Caesar saw the baby in my hands, he got aggressive and started barking. This was not a good sign.
Though we were already doubtful, we had no idea Caesar would react this way. That meeting failed because we didn’t think it through. We should have known that Caesar would be confused and unhappy to see a baby with his parents, who were meeting him after 2 months. It seemed that seeing his mother holding & protecting a little human was too much for him.
Honestly, I got really scared that day, thinking what if Caesar would never accept Nemit as a part of his pack. I couldn’t let that happen because both my babies were precious to me.
Now it was my responsibility to let Caesar know that I still loved him, and he was still my baby.
You may read the other parts of this Blog Series –
- In memory of our fur baby, Caesar!
- How we met our fur baby, Caesar?
- Caesar’s First Month & Health Issues!
- Caesar’s First from the First Year!
- How to Prepare for a Road Trip with your Dog?
- Traveling with Caesar | Weekend Getaway!
- My Husband Became a Pet Parent!
When Caesar Met Nemit for the Second Time
We used the next two months to bond with Caesar without bringing the baby into the scene. It helped in calming him down a bit. And now it was time to bring him back home & introduce him to Nemit for the second time.
This was Caesar’s second homecoming in April 2016, and this month he completed 1 year with us.
We let Caesar settle in and take in the new smells. And most of the time, we kept Nemit out of his sight. He could smell and hear him, and that made him curious to know the baby better. Luckily, the waiting time worked wonders for both of them.
Now, Caesar was adjusting to the sound of the baby’s cries & Nemit was also getting used to hearing the barks. These sounds were not startling them anymore, which was a good sign. And the best part, caesar now had his parents by his side all the time, just like the earlier days. That helped in reducing his anxiety.
Initially, we had created boundaries at home. The master bedroom where the baby spent most of his time was off-limit to Caesar. He was also kept away from the baby’s cot & rocker. Caesar didn’t mind that as he had the rest of the house, his parents gave him the attention he missed.
Gradually, we lifted some boundaries, now Caesar could enter the room & he was allowed to sniff the baby; licking was a strict no. But we still kept a close watch on his behavior when he was around the baby. Surprisingly, now he was calmer and seemed happy too. It was the happiest moment for us!
The Special Bond of Love
We had to create the boundaries once again when Nemit started crawling. These boundaries were for both of them; we wanted them to respect each other’s personal space. Nemit had his playroom with a floor bed and barricades at the door. It didn’t take Caesar much time to understand that he should not enter the room.
They both would watch each other from a distance, Nemit would sometimes smile at him, and I am sure Caesar liked that.
After a month or so, we removed the barricade, but now Caesar understood not to cross the invisible boundary. I could sense that he had developed feelings for Nemit by now. He would never leave his side even when Nemit was sleeping.
Soon, Nemit was ready to come out of the room and explore the house. I had tears in my eyes when I saw Nemit playing with Caesar sitting near him and Caesar allowing him to touch his face and legs. Where did all the aggression go?
It just took 6 months after Caesar met Nemit for the first time to build a beautiful bond of love. Caesar had accepted Nemit as part of his pack.
I was the happiest to see both my babies bonding together. Those were the best days of my life.
Sharing some of the beautiful moments below
Evening walks are the best!
Meal Time – Sharing is Caring!
Play Time – We are buddies!
I miss those days!
I am doing a blog series this month in memory of our fur baby, #My_Son_Caesar.
You may read the other parts of the series here, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 & Part 7.
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I thought dogs were very protective about babies. Never heard the aggression art. My son had a dog at home while he had two sons and Aslan was always immensely protective around the babies. Must be different breeds react differently? Aslan was a huge golden retriever. Lost him in the summer this year.
aww..This is such a cute post Neha. You painted the entire picture through your words. Kids to all your efforts. I am sure, it wasn’t an easy walk especially for a new mom but yo handled it pretty well.
Such an amazing story, how Nemit and Ceaser are bonding. And thanks for sharing those photos and sweet videos
I can understand that accepting any changes is difficult for all at first stance. I m glad nemit and caesar has made beautiful bond. Lots of love to both of them .
Reading this bonding story made me emotional, Neha. I can not imagine the level of patience and wisdom you both, husband and wife, must have shown while introducing Caesar and Nemit to each other. Kudos to you guys!
Oh yes they are indeed quite careful like they know they aren’t supposed to hurt them. We also had a lab and he was so sad when my first one was born. Those few days I wasn’t walking with him outside.
It really awesome article. Thanks for sharing.
Neha, your patience and the step by step strategy worked to create the bond between the babies and finally all went well.
Dogs are amazingly intuitive and gentle creatures around babies, especially labradors. I had a golden labrador too when I was younger- absolutely lovely dogs!
Seems like both of them have been together always… A special bond they share reflects and such a joy.
Initial days could really be tough, but good to see them together,This must be a beautiful moment Neha, when both babies enjoy their company.
Honestly, I was curious about when you’ll write about this. It would’ve been quite a struggle in the beginning to ensure Nemit’s safety and Caesar’s insecurity. I must say I’m impressed with the effort you put in to make sure that both your babies are comfortable with each other.
I loved how patently you held on with Ceaser and gradually allowed him to accept and come close to the baby and made sure he dsnt feel less loved n cared about after the your baby is home. Ur Pet is a lucky one to have parents like you.
Thanks for sharing this lovely article. Yes, truly the effort you put in to make sure your babies are comfortable is appreciable. Actually, I feel if we can raise our babies with pets they can turn out to be a perfect human in life. This article is really helpful and informative. Thanks again Keep up your good work.
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