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Resisting temptation

Resisting temptation

I placed Vin in his activity playmat today to see if he would respond. So far, not so good. The boy isn't quite sure his fingers are attached to his hand much less figuring out what the objects on the playmat are. There's little squeaky toys and rattles hanging from it.

Shelby, however, knows EXACTLY how much fun little squeaky toys can be and has tried to run off with some of them. It's going to be interesting keeping the dog and kid toys separate. After this photo, I started using the playmat in Vin's crib so that Shelby can't hog the toys. No need to feel sorry for her though. She's got plenty of little squeaky friends already.

May 5, 2008 | Permalink


Shelby looks more than willing to show Vin how the toy game is played!! Lovely photo Winnie...I'm so enjoying your new family ( and I don't lose any sleep!!!)
Thanks for sharing your time with us..I'm sure your other readers are also as attached to your family as I am.
Cheers...luv ya...

Posted by: Ann Crago | May 5, 2008 6:51:25 AM

VERY impressive of Shelby to leave the baby toys alone. My pugs would've been all over that like white on rice.

Posted by: Nevis | May 5, 2008 7:23:33 AM

The look on Shelby's face is priceless! She seems to be saying-what a good girl I am!

Posted by: carold | May 5, 2008 8:26:25 AM

Remember Pug's rule #1-what's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine. They have no shame when it comes to toys or food. Good idea to put toys in Vin's crib. Her "not me" expression is priceless.....

Posted by: Mary and Mia | May 5, 2008 9:38:36 AM

Good Day Winnie, your son's playmat is real colorful and I think he will get the hang of it soon--after discovering what his fingers and toes can do--best to keep
Shelby's toys and Vin's toys separated
due to mixing Saliva is a "no no".
Otherwise, hoping you and your family are doing great in your new home. Love to Shelby!

Posted by: Jade | May 5, 2008 9:57:13 AM

AWWWWE the look on Shelby's face makes you almost want to cave. You can see her paws sneaking right up!

Posted by: miss lisa | May 5, 2008 11:36:12 PM

My daughter learned that kicking her feet (hitting one of the cross pieces) got everything going and moving nicely way before she figured she could wave her hands and make things happen. She would kick, things would sway and move, and she would shriek and coo and sing. Give him time LOL.

We didn't have Ruby yet, but our cat would try and inch the baby out and take over whatever blanket or pad we had out on the floor. Or she would lie in "hunting slink" along the floor, watching the baby fling her toys about. "NO treating family like prey, please!".

Posted by: DancesInGarden | May 6, 2008 7:51:03 AM

i've been a registered nurse for 25 years, and i wouldn't worry about shelby and vin swapping a little spit. never had a patient, baby, child or august get sick from dog kisses. trust me, the human mouth is among the dirtiest things in the universe. shelby is such a good big sis, really enjoying reading about your extended family. blessings to all of you from all of us.

Posted by: nadine | May 6, 2008 5:43:49 PM

I just noticed that Shelby's front paws are actually on the playmat ... Bet she wants to be closer to the baby.

Posted by: Tiny | May 7, 2008 3:19:42 PM

after watching leia spend 10 sneaky minutes 'playing' with our baby's play gym, i've come to the conclusion that there should be doggy play gyms, too. she just loves it when she can sneak in and play before i catch her red-pawed. with the same innocent face shelby is wearing. :)

Posted by: candice | May 8, 2008 10:16:15 AM

there is a site...www.petedge.com that actually sells doggy play gyms for puppies or small dogs...maybe getting Shelby one of her own...hmmm...

Posted by: Christy | May 11, 2008 4:43:18 PM

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