Saturday, July 14, 2012

Baby's Favorite Playmate

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!


  1. Wonderful post, Puja! dogs are good for anyone :-)

  2. Too good. Puja You must be having the video where she was playing with my specs and making such monotonous ruckus and practically hurt her eye with the legs of the specs. Let us see that too.

  3. Puja, Anakin is such a gentle giant! Such a charming dog. He must be Aloka's very first best friend. ;) I love this post.

  4. Lovely short movie. And what a lovely and patient dog. Looks like he took a liking for Aloka from minute one. I wish I could give him a medal. MAMA