Tuesday, December 23, 2014
He also has several four legged guardians.
From the moment he came into the house, Aurora (White Fang) claimed him as her baby. She would not let Charlie, the other dog near him. She also did not like 'unapproved' people picking him up. If someone made him cry-- look out buttercup. If he got upset- she would get someone to make him stop crying. She slept under his swing.
Even now, she is his mama dog. She lets him climb on her, lay on her, play with her, and she is unfailingly affectionate.
Because a dog is not enough protection, there is also a horse, a 1200lb animal that adores him. Jessie took to him right away. She is patient and kind with him she plays with, she is patient when he brushes her. When he fell in the stable she would not move on until he had come up to her and allowed her to sniff him over. Another horse accidentally scared him, and LittleDude cried. Jessie was not impressed. She promptly told the other horse to back off, he is her baby.
When I am riding her, she can be a handful. When LittleDude is on her- she is steady as can be.
I have never seen a horse and kid bond like this. LittleDude, being 2, has his own language- but one of his favorite words is "Yeeha" which means horse. He loves to go see them. He loves to take care of them- to feed them to help clean their stalls. It is something we all share.
So heaven help you if you hurt Henry and his horse or dog are around-- because watch out.