I needed to take some CDs of pictures to Nikki for her dog rescue this morning. Since my mom was mowing, I took Isaiah along with me. I wasn’t sur what he’d think when he saw all the dogs. Every time I’ve gone out there, I’ve been immediately surrounded by a sea of dogs all jumping and barking for attention.
I took Isaiah out of his carseat after already having been jumped on by at least one dog. I carried him to the house so he couldn’t get knocked over by enthusiastic canines. When we got to Nikki, Isaiah started squirming to get down. I set him down, expecting him to immediately want back up, but was pleasantly surprised when he joined the dogs in their play. Within seconds, he was in the middle of a swarm of dogs being kissed by all of them. He was in heaven! He was petting as many of them as he could. Then, Isaiah spotted some other dogs on the other side of a gate. Of course, he wanted them to join in the fun, so he decided to call them–by barking! He stood by the gate, hollaring “woof, woof, woof” as loud as he could. Nikki started cracking up and yelled for her husband to come and see. Isaiah loved all the attention and started barking even more! I swear, my son thinks he’s a dog!
The dogs followed us around the house and Isaiah never took his eyes off of them. Every time we passed a dog, he had to stop and pet it. He would stand with his face tipped toward the dog, hoping for a kiss. A couple of the dogs really love kids and they were happy to follow his every move, staying close enough for lots of cuddles.
Needless to say, Isaiah was very sad when I told him we needed to go home. Some of the dogs tried to get in the van with us. They really loved having a toddler come to visit them!