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Woman Tells Her Sister NOT To Have A Puppy When She Has A Baby, But She Doesn’t Listen
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Woman Tells Her Sister NOT To Have A Puppy When She Has A Baby, But She Doesn’t Listen

Back in 2007, one Imgur user told her sister NOT to get a puppy when she had a baby. What she didn’t know then was that the doggie and her niece would become BFFs…

Since the day the girl was born, the black Lab was always by her side. Occasionally, the doggie would eat the baby’s cookies , but other than that, their friendship was clearly budding.

As the girl grew a bit older, the two established a Sunday tradition to watch morning cartoons together. Whatever they were doing – sitting in a car, playing, or just chilling on the couch – they were inseparable. The adorable duo even walked to school together! “They’re pretty much the bestest friends ever and I’m eating my words.”

Years had passed, and as the girl grew, the doggie started to show clear signs of aging, such as getting a grey ‘beard’. Still, he was loved unconditionally. I mean, how can you not love a dog who agrees to dress as a princess just to please his friend?

This year, after 10 years of being together, the aging canine got some benign tumors removed – and while he’s laying there weak and recovering, the girl doesn’t leave his side. If this isn’t friendship, we don’t know what is.

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Back in 2007, one Imgur user told her sister NOT to get a puppy when she had a baby

What she didn’t know then was that the doggie and her niece would become BFFs…

As the girl grew a bit older, the two established a Sunday tradition to watch morning cartoons together

Whatever they were doing – sitting in a car, playing, or just chilling on the couch, the two became inseparable

The adorable duo even walked to school together

“They’re pretty much the bestest friends ever and I’m eating my words”

Years had passed, and the doggie started to show clear signs of aging, such as getting a grey ‘beard’

But he still allowed himself to be dressed as a princess just to make his best friend happy

This year, after 10 years of being together, the aging canine got some benign tumors removed

And while he’s laying there weak and recovering, the girl doesn’t leave his side

If this isn’t friendship, we don’t know what is

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Den Star
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4 years ago

We just lost our precious doggo, she passed away in her sleep. She looked just like this one so I'm crying again.

Sweep the Leg
Community Member
4 years ago

My dog passed 19 years ago, and I got him when I was 5. He also looked just like this dog. All these years later, and I still tear up thinking about him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Random Panda
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4 years ago

People should understand how important it is for kids to have pets around to teach them compassion, how to care for living creatures and overall because furry friends never let you down. Of course this only applies to responsible parents who don't see pets as a Christmas/birthday present that will end up in a shelter after leaving a puddle on the carpet or when the family wants to go on holidays. But people like that shouldn't have kids either, IMHO. I grew up with cats and dogs (they've already been there before I was born) and would never want to miss all the wonderful and sad moments I experienced with them <3

Paula Raymundo
Community Member
4 years ago

Shut up, Lara Ross. You're ruining the beautiful comments.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

Super cute, but the sister wasn't wrong to give this advise. Many people have had issues with with babies and dogs. The dogs often get neglected or given away because babies need so much time and care. Glad she was able to balance both.

Angélique Villé
Community Member
4 years ago

Agreed. Her sister was absolutely right and although I'm glad this story had a happy ending, many pets actually lose their home when a baby comes into play. A newborn is more work than anyone (with no experience in this domain) can imagine, and a new pet is extra work. I don't think it's wise to take those two challenges at the same time. If you wait even just a year or two, your child will be able to build the same close relationship... and she might even make more memories (since unfortunately dogs will leave you after 12-15 years, and most children won't remember much from before their 5th birthday...).

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Den Star
Community Member
4 years ago

We just lost our precious doggo, she passed away in her sleep. She looked just like this one so I'm crying again.

Sweep the Leg
Community Member
4 years ago

My dog passed 19 years ago, and I got him when I was 5. He also looked just like this dog. All these years later, and I still tear up thinking about him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Random Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

People should understand how important it is for kids to have pets around to teach them compassion, how to care for living creatures and overall because furry friends never let you down. Of course this only applies to responsible parents who don't see pets as a Christmas/birthday present that will end up in a shelter after leaving a puddle on the carpet or when the family wants to go on holidays. But people like that shouldn't have kids either, IMHO. I grew up with cats and dogs (they've already been there before I was born) and would never want to miss all the wonderful and sad moments I experienced with them <3

Paula Raymundo
Community Member
4 years ago

Shut up, Lara Ross. You're ruining the beautiful comments.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

Super cute, but the sister wasn't wrong to give this advise. Many people have had issues with with babies and dogs. The dogs often get neglected or given away because babies need so much time and care. Glad she was able to balance both.

Angélique Villé
Community Member
4 years ago

Agreed. Her sister was absolutely right and although I'm glad this story had a happy ending, many pets actually lose their home when a baby comes into play. A newborn is more work than anyone (with no experience in this domain) can imagine, and a new pet is extra work. I don't think it's wise to take those two challenges at the same time. If you wait even just a year or two, your child will be able to build the same close relationship... and she might even make more memories (since unfortunately dogs will leave you after 12-15 years, and most children won't remember much from before their 5th birthday...).

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