Moogli isn't too sure of Emilie, so we are letting him go at his own pace. There is a definate improvement over when we first brought her home, and he gets lots of praise whenever he gets close to her. He is starting to make overtures to play with her (play bowing and playing with her feet the way he plays with ours, but more gentle).
Gen noticed something that she would like to know. Moogli sometimes wants to nap on her play area (it is a mat on the ground with all sorts of things hanging down and stuff sticking up). Should we allow this??

My instincts say yes, in that by sleeping on there he will be exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.

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On 15 Aug 2005 15:37:48 GMT, Marcel Beaudoin
Gen noticed something that she would like to know. Moogli sometimes wants to nap on her play area (it is ... yes, in that by sleeping on there he will be exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.

I vote yes as well. Dog hair is good for kids as well!

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Gen noticed something that she would like to know. Moogli ... exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.

I vote yes as well. Dog hair is good for kids as well!

Good instincts, Marcel.
I'll toss in my ballot, too.
And yes, I checked it for hanging chads, etc.

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Gen noticed something that she would like to know. Moogli sometimes wants to nap on her play area (it is a mat on the ground with all sorts of things hanging down and stuff sticking up). Should we allow this??

I don't see anything wrong with it, unless a) Gen has objections to Emilie wallowing in dog hair or b) Moogli is not safe around the assorted play stuff.
Our nephew has an aversion to mud/dirt/dog hair that I find a little disturbing; SIL is a bit of a neat freak. Kids shouldn't come to a dead halt while running around, because he saw a little clump of grass or clod of mud on the garage floor.
Suja
My instincts say yes, in that by sleeping on there he will be exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.

Yup, sounds like a good idea. Some good friends have a fresh baby and this is the approach they're taking with their 3 Malinois and one Lab.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
On 15 Aug 2005 15:37:48 GMT, Marcel Beaudoin
Gen noticed something that she would like to know. Moogli sometimes wants to nap on her play area (it is ... yes, in that by sleeping on there he will be exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.[/nq]I don't see any problem with it. My kids have done great with dog hair everywhere. If there is tons of hair or Emilie is showing an adverse reaction to it or something, you can adjust accordingly, but otherwise it should be fine. You also want to look for adjustments from Moogli's end, like, for example, if he starts to get territorial over the play area. That needs to be addressed as a good way to teach Moogli that Emilie is his friend, but also a human who comes ahead of him on territory and bossing around issues.

You're lucky. Sammie likes to feel close to Mimi by stealing her dirty underwear. I'd rather have him lying around on her blankets. OTOH, it's getting Mimi to actually put her laundry in the hamper much more consistently than she did before. I am a mean mom. I told her that if all her underwear had holes chewed in it because she left them on the floor instead of the hamper, she could buy new ones with her own money.

Paula
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Moogli isn't too sure of Emilie, so we are letting him go at his own pace. There is a definate ... yes, in that by sleeping on there he will be exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.

It's a great idea.
Remember, if you're too clean, your baby will be more prone to develop asthma. Kids raised around furry pets from babyhood have less asthma.

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Gen noticed something that she would like to know. Moogli ... exposed to her scent and become more comfortable around her.

I don't see any problem with it.

Nor do I.
My kids have done great with dog hair everywhere. If there is tons of hair or Emilie is showing an ... because she left them on the floor instead of the hamper, she could buy new ones with her own money.

Heh heh. It was a pair of underwear-eating chihuahuas that got Hubster and I trained to put the underwear in the hamper. And we were in our 40s!
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