Three Kids and a Dog

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Adler's New Master

Turns out that Adler's new master is my neice, Mia. Last weekend we went to our favorite place in Michigan for a few days to celebrate my dad's 60th bday. We got lucky and it was in the 80s so we got to swim in the pool and hit the beach.

Well, apparently Mia and Adler bonded during this weekend. By the second day when Mia was jumping in the pool, Adler (who is afraid of water) was standing on the steps reaching her paw out to Mia and making whining noises. Now I didn't think anything of this until Mia was jumping from the side of the pool and Adler was running in front of her trying to prevent her from jumping (never mind that she was causing more of a hazard by tripping Mia on her way into the pool!) Adler kept this up until Mia got out of the pool. Poor dog, she probably was a nervous wreck trying to save Mia but being scared to actually jump in herself. Meanwhile my brother's dog was swimming like a fish in the pool. But despite both of these events, Adler wouldn't put more than her four paws in the water.

What was really interesting though was that when we got home, I gave Austen a bath. Austen was making quite a ruckus in the tub as he loves the water and kicking his feet, and Adler, who was afraid to come anywhere near the bathroom when Austen was being bathed for fear that she would be bathed too, came running in to see what was going on. She stayed for a long time too which was really unusual. I think she thought he needed to be saved from the water too.
It's nice to see Adler being protective with kids. Although no matter what happens, I don't think she is ever going in the water.


  • Well, after that pool incident can you blame her?

    By Blogger Perry, at 1:19 PM  

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