My Son and His Dog: A Long-Term Love Affair

G and Sasa met when he was two days old. We had arrived home from the hospital and he was having (what I then ignorantly though to be) the world’s biggest tantrum. I lied him down in his little crib. He cried even harder. It was not until I placed the stuffed dog upon his chest that he calmed down. IMMEDIATELY. The dog we named Sarah – who would eventually just become “Sasa” – has never spent a night since away from G. They are inseparable. After school, he rushes home to cuddle his “girl” and suck his thumb.

God forbid we ever lose Sasa. That is exactly why we purchased two replicas: one to stay at school with him, and one to remain pristine and untouched in storage. Just. In. Case.

I’ve never really posted much about Sasa and yet, she is truly the fourth member of my family. Some pictures of Sasa (and Baby G) over the years…

Their first meeting (G, 2 days):
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A companion while sick (G, 12 months):
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At the playground together (G, 18 months):
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A gentle cuddle before preschool (G, 2 years):
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A friend to other doggies (G, 3 years):
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Celebrating his fourth birthday (G, 4 years):
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Dressing up as a robot (G, not pictured, 4 years):
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Do your kids have a special stuffed animal or a blanket perhaps? Something that has taken on special meaning for them?

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4 Replies to “My Son and His Dog: A Long-Term Love Affair”

  1. Hi, I am from MBC. My little girl is 3.5 months old and she has a special stuffed animal called Big Pea. She snuggles with Big Pea during nap time and bedtime. Your son and Sasa are both so cute! 🙂

    Anyway, welcome to MBC! Visit http://www.mumsyhood.com, follow if you like it.

  2. First I have to say your son is too cute, I love how you showed their journey. It is interesting to see what becomes precious to our little ones. I have 5 children and a few of them had special blankets, and some have a special animal. My little guy who just turned 5 has had a tough 6 months or so. We took him to our children’s hospital one Friday and they discovered a cancerous brain tumor it was 2 1/2 months before we came home. On that first day a child life specialist brought in a stuffed moose that had an IV attached to it and explained what it was and asked Joel if he could take care of the moose. A few minutes later when they put in his IV it was much less scary. Joel named the moose Jenny (Jenny is a boy) Jenny has been to every surgery, radiation, mri, chemo etc. we can’t leave for the hospital without Jenny. Your blog is great I found it through MBC.

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