The relationship between Ali and her furry sister Lucy is pretty fun to watch. Once Ali started being aware of the world around her, Lucy became a source of constant interest, and that's still very much the case. She laughs when Lucy runs into the room, tries to get at her water dish, and wants to pet her all the time. Now that she is mobile and a bit more coordinated, Ali loves to interact with Lucy, or at least try. We've even let her play tug with Lucy just a little bit and it makes at least one of the babies very happy.
Lucy is a pretty well-behaved dog, but she has her flaws. She sniffs all over everything and still gets at Ali's toys, although she has yet to ruin one. Lucy wants attention very badly and will bark and howl when we come home, even with a sleeping baby. And she begs and jumps up on Ali's high chair constantly. It doesn't help that Ali finds this hilarious and intentionally feeds her. These two are already partners in crime! To her credit, Lucy is amazingly gentle with Ali. She does jump around and race past her, but I have yet to see her knock her down. Plus, Ali loves when Lucy sniffs her. It's just a funny puppy kiss to her.
Slowly but surely Ali is gaining the coordination to be gentle with Lucy and pet, not grab, her hair. I can imagine that once Ali starts to walk, they will really gang up on us. I can't wait to see them chasing each other around the yard and play.
They are sisters already. When I take the two for walks, Ali will reach her hand out of her stroller to hold on to Lucy's leash. It's a sight that melts this mama's heart!