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Sharing a lap

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Shelby is being good, and smelling Vin.

Meanwhile, Vin is flailing his arms and spitting up.

This is the first time Shelby and Vin have shared a lap. Steven just finished feeding Vin. Shelby ALMOST licked him, but managed to show some pug restraint. Did I just use the phrase "pug restraint?" Hmmm. I didn't think there was such a thing.

Note: Vin is not usually crossed eyed, however Shelby is usually wall-eyed.

April 14, 2008 | Permalink


adorable baby n cute pug. your cup runnith over.

Posted by: julir | Apr 14, 2008 6:19:25 AM

Glad to hear your sense of humor returning Winnie...you must be feeling better....looking forward to many more Vin..Shelby adventures Love ya

Posted by: Ann Crago | Apr 14, 2008 6:29:40 AM

Pug restraint? Can you come teach mine this?

Posted by: Nevis | Apr 14, 2008 6:31:27 AM

It looks as if the introduction is going well. Shelby's not exhibiting jealous behavior? Like going potty where's she's not suppose too? Excessive whining?

Of course having 2 breakfasts every morning would soothe any hurt feelings she may experience.

Posted by: Priscilla | Apr 14, 2008 7:05:27 AM

Dear Winnie, Take it easy please since you had a C-section--there will be plenty of time to accomplish your important goals without ignoring Vincent with those big dark eyes (darling) and Miss Shelby, Big Sister! Thank you so much for sharing your new son with all of us.

Posted by: Jade | Apr 14, 2008 8:59:33 AM

The introduction is going quite well. There's been no additional whining and barking, or other jealou behavior, however she does still bark at all the things she usually does, including the gardeners, AND her first skunk sighting last night!

Posted by: Winnie | Apr 14, 2008 10:20:35 AM

What a beautiful baby! He's got such a sweet face and I'm happy he and Shelby are friends.:-)

Posted by: Selena S. | Apr 14, 2008 12:53:18 PM

I wonder if the c section is why Vin has such a beautiful face for a newborn. It didn't get all squished on the way out. It also explains why getting up is so painful for you.
Shelby looks perfectly content to share the attention.I wouldn't be surprised if she starts offering to help with the spit-up, though. I have to race my canines to the site of kitty hairballs.

Posted by: Bo | Apr 14, 2008 2:35:52 PM

both babies are absolutely gorgeous. what is vin's full name? and don't worry, all babies look cross-eyed when they're upside down. take it easy and drink lots of fluids while on pain meds.

Posted by: nadine | Apr 14, 2008 7:47:28 PM

congrats steven, winnie and shelby on your new arrival. baby vin is adorable. i hope your recovery is quick winnie. our being a new mommy is a whole lot of work but it sounds like steven is pitching in which is great! our little pug mason adjusted amazingly to his new little sister a few months ago and i'm sure shelby will do the same. pugs are just so gentle with kids.
congrats again to all!! looking forward to more "family" pics.

Posted by: tracy | Apr 15, 2008 3:39:37 PM

Vin dosen't look anything cross-eyed in the pic.

Winnie & Steven, I need to ask a little hygiene question. I am concern when my baby comes that i'll need to wash my hands each time I touch my pug and then my baby as babies have sensitive skin. That will be too much washing and trouble.

Also, when the kid starts to crawl, what if the floor is full of dog hair that sticks to the baby's palm and he puts the palm in his mouth?

Am I worrying too much? Is this an issue for you guys? I'll appreciate any info since you just got a baby.


Posted by: Lene | Apr 15, 2008 10:43:28 PM

Hi Lene,

It's only been a little over 2 weeks, but so far there's so much hand washing related to the baby that an additional hand washing or two because I gave Shelby a nice scratch on the behind seems negligable. Between the diaper changes, and the sterilization of the bottles and breast pump, etc etc, my hands are in constant need of moisturizer.

Perhaps I'm too lax about it, but my thought is that Vin is unlikely to catch any diseases from Shelby, provided we keep her clean (no poopy paws, etc). As for pug hair, Vin's not crawling yet, so we have some time to figure that out.

Posted by: Winnie | Apr 16, 2008 7:53:21 PM

Well Vin may as well get used to his fat hairy sister sittin all over him. He'll soon find out what a great bed warmer she is and what a great friend she'll be.

As far as slobber and fur. Unless Vin has a delicate immune system or some other health concern there really is no need to worry about sanitation.

Trust your instincts. You'll know what's best.

Posted by: Priscilla | Apr 19, 2008 6:34:46 AM

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