Meet Drax, a Cane Corso who joined his family at the tender age of 8 weeks. Interestingly, around the same time, his mother discovered that she was expecting a litter of puppies. As her pregnancy progressed and her belly grew bigger, Drax began to spend more time with his mom.
As a young pup, Drax was always very gentle with his mother and would often snuggle up on her stomach. When a new baby boy arrived, Drax watched from a safe distance, but soon became enamored with the little one. The mother made sure to socialize Drax early on and desensitize him to the new addition. Drax quickly became a dedicated companion to the baby, spending most of his time observing his every move. When the parents tried to teach their son how to roll over, Drax even showed the baby how it was done.
When the baby used to play and bounce around in his jumper, Drax was always right beside him. They became best buddies in no time. As the baby grew up, Drax also reached his full size. Thanks to Drax’s companionship, the baby boy learned to walk early because he wanted to keep up with his furry friend.
In the past, my family and I would often frequent a park that sent our dog, Drax, into a frenzy. He loved sliding down the playground equipment and running through the tunnels, acting as if he owned the place. One year, during our baby’s first Christmas, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus made a surprise appearance. To our surprise, Drax was more excited to meet the jolly couple than the baby was! He fawned over Santa like a true fan.
Drax had a significant impact on his mother’s views about the loveliness of dogs. She began to comprehend that canines can teach children valuable lessons. As they grew up together, Drax and his mom formed a close bond and became the greatest of friends.