Gift #532: New Friends

During my family’s time together over Christmas, we quickly synched into a schedule where my parents would watch baby Luke in the early morning to give my brother and his wife a chance to sleep for a few more hours.  Baby Luke is 4 months old and is just starting to explore the world by touch.  Oh so carefully he wraps his fingers around an object and then gently grasps it.  It is very endearing.  On one such morning I took these pictures of Baby Luke and the family’s pet dog Dakota.  I’m pretty sure this was one of the first times they’ve had direct interaction together.


Future best friends meeting each other.   It just melted my heart.  Usually Dakota is a rough and playful puppy, but during this encounter she was very subdued and gentle with Baby Luke.  She licked his little fingers and brushed his cheek with her nose as Luke pet her.  It was so special to witness this and it is one of my sweetest memories from this Christmas.



Blessings to you,


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