The day I brought Aloka to Singapore, Anakin gave her a quick warm lick straight on the face, catching all of us by surprise and leaving me feeling both indignant and amused at the same time. By the time she was four months old, Aloka would smile at him every time he passed by. When she started crawling, he was an easy target. She sat with her back against his and practiced all her new skills, and when tired, rested against his soft belly. When, at nine months, she decided it was time to stand up and walk, Anakin became her safety cushion and acrobatics mat.
Here is a compilation of videos taken in late July 2008, when she had just turned nine months and had begun to stand up. If anyone thinks dogs are not good for babies...think again!