My Husband Became a Pet Parent Too!
Hello friends, today’s post is dedicated to my amazing husband, Sumit, for being a wonderful pet parent. There was a time when he told me that he doesn’t like dogs and has never had a pet before. But he never stopped me from bringing our fur baby home. And then one day, I saw him cuddling and playing with him. Well, I knew he would get there but never thought he would develop fatherly feelings for Caesar this soon. I still remember that day when he said, “He’s not just your son; I am his father too.”
That day my husband became a pet parent from being a pet owner. I know he will not like to hear thanks for being a father, but I really want to tell him that he did great. He was there when Caesar needed a parent!
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!
Being a Pet Parent
In my whole life, I have never met a person who doesn’t like dogs. They may be afraid of them but definitely have a soft corner for these furry beings. So, when I realized that my husband doesn’t feel anything about dogs, I was perplexed. His feelings were neutral.
Well, I believe since he had never experienced that before, he was unaware of his feelings for fur babies. I didn’t force him to love Caesar. But over time, I could see his heart-melting. He loved watching Caesar jumping around & doing silly stunts. Somehow I sensed that Sumit is going to be a wonderful father. And, it was not just for Caesar!
Cutest Father-Son Duo – Pet Owner to being a Pet Parent
It was getting too exhausting for me to tend to Caesar’s needs during my last trimester. Sumit tried to take care of everything, from getting up early morning and taking Caesar for his walk. Then coming back from the office (which was just 15 mins away) during lunchtime to take him for his afternoon walk. And, then again, making sure to reach home on time in the evening to take him to the park because Caesar enjoyed playing with his doggy buddies.
Caesar loved sitting in Sumit’s lap during car rides. Whenever we tried putting him in the backseat, he would jump on his shoulders & irritate him so that he would take him in his lap. That was so cute!
But the most adorable moments were the ones where Sumit tried to teach tricks to Caesar. But Caesar just won’t listen to him. I always felt Caesar did that on purpose to tease Sumit. Oh God, I miss all of that.
Dogs have this amazing power of taking away all your stress and filling your life with happiness. That’s what Caesar was doing to us.
It was December 2015, my 8th month of pregnancy, when we had to send Caesar to my mom’s house for a few months.
Sumit’s parenting got tested when Nemit joined the scene, and we brought Caesar back home in April 2016. We missed Caesar a lot during the last 4 months. But we were too busy with a newborn that we could never express that to him or each other.
Nothing much changed in the routine, but now Sumit had a human baby joining him and Caesar for their walks. And that was my Me Time during the day.
It was a treat to eyes watching them together having fun. Sumit, who had no feelings for dogs, was now raising one as his own son!
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.
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Such a lovely post. Becoming a pet parent is a wonderful feeling. So good to see your family enjoying this milestone.
Yes, it is indeed a wonderful feeling. Thanks, Jyoti for stopping by 🙂
These pictures are so adorable. Glad that Your pregnancy brought your hubby closer to Ceasar.
Lovely. Sumit must have had a tough time taking two babies for a walk. I love puppies but never thought to pet them as I feel they need so much of care. My masi’s house once had 5 dogs and as a kid, I used to be so happy in their company. However with time, they all are gone and now I miss them whenever I visit masi.
Aww so cute is this.. loving this series and with each post you are sharing various interesting aspects of having a pet. My girls also want to have one but like submit I am also not very comfortable with this idea till now, may be like him my mind change and we also have a furry friend in family in future.
Great series neha..If Sumit didnt like dogs..then I abhor the, Seriously..I just dont like them anywhere close to me. But now my daughter got home apuppy ..not to my house! She lives in Chennai..I am flooded with pics, videos and anecdotes of Vodka-her puppy. But I dint think I can ever fall in love with a dog..I know u will hate me for this but I can’t help it 🙁
Hats off to Sumit. The entire family should welcome the new member wholeheartedly. I am very happy that how he prepared himself for a fatherly role. I am sure now when you look back, it must be looking like a cure saga.
Aww, this is such a cute post. I can relate to the situation; it reminded me of when I was not a pet lover; even today, I am not a pet lover, but my feeling totally changed when I went to live with my maasi. She had a pet (Dog ) named Bruno. Whom initially, I feared a lot and ended up loving him a lot. These fur babies are love to have and the way they reciprocate is commendable.
Yeah one of my friends also said her hubby began showing affection towards their cat though he wasn’t a pet lover at all. Seems like your hubby is enjoying this phase a lot.
Neha, I must confess that I am afraid of dogs and don’t feel towards the pet. But maybe when pets are around you feel the connection and start participating in the activities. So good to see how your husband became a perfect Pet parent.
Aaw. This is such a loving post. Kudos to Sumitbfor being a caring pet parent. It’s a beautiful journey to undertake
I know that feeling! I was gifted a puppy for my 17th birthday by my friends, and my mother was not happy about that at all, since she never liked dogs. However, she grew to love him the most in our house!
It’s lovely to have a pet for sure. I’ve had a similar feeling with birds. So good to see your family have such memories.
That’s so cute of him. Frnakly I too never liked dog and were scared of them, till we got one. They are demanding too and you have to take care of them like babies
Such adorable pictures! I’m sure Sumit must’ve been a great parent to Caesar. Your pregnancy helped strengthen their bond in a way. Guess if I ever have a pet I’ll share his feelings.
I’ve enjoyed reading this series about your cute little Ceaser…. it was interesting to know how frm a non lover to a pet parent, how ur husband had a change of heart….