Tag: babies and dogs

Life After Kids: A New Role for Kafka the Bulldog

Life After Kids: A New Role for Kafka the Bulldog
Looking through my Facebook memories recently, I’ve been struck at how my posts have changed over the years. Before I had my first child, I posted about Kafka the bulldog a LOT. In fact I used to have a whole Facebook photo album devoted to him (similar to this blog it was aptly called “the... Read more »

Raising a Toddler is like Training a Stubborn Bulldog

Raising a Toddler is like Training a Stubborn Bulldog
On a regular basis, I find myself telling my daughter, Little Miss, to “sit” — mainly when she’s eating. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snack time. You name it. And the other day, I realized just how much these directives are like commands. “If you listen to me, I’ll give you your food.” Seriously. I’ve used those... Read more »

Who’s Alpha? No Contest Between Kafka the Bulldog and Baby

Who’s Alpha? No Contest Between Kafka the Bulldog and Baby
Bulldogs are a stubborn breed, and Kafka is no exception. From the day we brought him home over three years ago, he’s fought us tooth and nail when we tried to establish ourselves as the alpha. And when people meet him (people who know we have both a bulldog and baby at home), one of... Read more »
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What Happened When Kafka the Bulldog Ran Away on Christmas Day

What Happened When Kafka the Bulldog Ran Away on Christmas Day
I’ll be the first one to admit that Kafka the bulldog hasn’t been getting nearly as much attention as he used to. (The lack of posting on this blog lately is evidence of that). My patience for him too has incredibly lessened. In many ways, you could say that I haven’t been appreciating him as... Read more »

Our Baby Giggles at Our English Bulldog

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So, it’s been awhile. Not surprisingly, baby girl has been keeping me busy, and life has, completely and utterly, changed for us.  I have thought about writing — about how Kafka the English bulldog has calmed down a ton (thanks, in large part, to some Animal Sense training), how we still have to work on... Read more »

Kafka The Bulldog Met Baby Girl Hall, And The Dog Training Continues

Kafka The Bulldog Met Baby Girl Hall, And The Dog Training Continues
I wish that a lot of my friends had been right… that we’d bring baby girl home and Kafka would surprise us and behave wonderfully when he, our fur baby, our bulldog, met baby girl Hall. That’s not to say that he’s been terrible. It’s clear that the dog training we did helped a little,... Read more »
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Milestones in Getting the Dog Ready for Baby

Milestones in Getting the Dog Ready for Baby
We’ve been busy. But, no, baby girl has not yet arrived unfortunately. Rather, we’ve been busy getting ready for her, and in turn, we’ve been getting the dog ready for baby, a.k.a. a whole world of change. Well that, and Kafka the bulldog had a full week of being sick, which was absolutely no fun... Read more »

A Successful Play Date for a Bulldog and Toddler

A Successful Play Date for a Bulldog and Toddler
Kafka the bulldog had a play date this weekend, kind of. A couple of our friends came over for lunch, and they brought their toddler. For privacy sake, let’s call their toddler… SB for silly boy, or sweet boy. You take your pick. Because really he’s both. He loves to giggle and smile. He loves... Read more »

Theo and Beau Photos: What I Want for My Dog and Baby Girl

Theo and Beau Photos: What I Want for My Dog and Baby Girl
If you haven’t heard of Theo and Beau (a puppy and a 23-month-old boy) recently, then you’re missing out on a ton of heartwarming photos. Momma Jessica Shyba started posting photos of her adorable son napping with her adorable puppy, and the results… well, you’ll be squealing from all the cuteness! Just check out her... Read more »
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Life Changes, a Baby Shower, and Kafka the Bulldog has an Announcement

Things are starting to feel pretty real, in part because of the fabulous baby shower my in-laws threw me and my sister-in-law this past weekend. But I’m not sure if it’s getting more real for Kafka quite yet. We’ve definitely become more strict as of late with rules, like he must sit and stay while... Read more »
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