When the owners of the dog, named Bentley, awaited the addition to the family, the pet was just as happy.
“At the hospital, we wrapped our baby in a blanket then passed [the blanket] on to my parents who had Bentley to let him sniff and get familiar with his scent,” Kelly Madsen, Bentley’s mom, told The Dodo. “When we finally brought our baby home, we kept him in his car seat, and Bentley ran right over to sniff him and wag his tail excitedly. Bentley has been very, very gentle with him and seems to understand already that he is part of our pack.”
The day the baby arrived, Bentley happily ran over to meet him. He already knew his scent, so he was happy to see him. From that day on, he just wouldn’t leave the boy’s side. The doggy truly loved his little “brother.”
“Whenever he hears a cry, he runs over and begins whining to alert us that the baby needs us,” Madsen said. “We have a bassinet where he takes naps, and Bentley gets very upset when we put him in it because he’s unable to directly see the baby.”
If Bentley heard the boy crying, he would run with all his paws to see if he was okay. He often guarded his sleep and sat near his crib watching him. Even when his parents had a photo shoot with the baby, Bentley would come running in to be in the picture with him!
That’s the kind of love!
“I love the pictures; it’s incredible to see the bond between our two kids, even if one is a little bit furrier than the other,” Madsen said. “Bentley was our first child, and it warms my heart to see how welcoming and loving he is with him!”