Children and Their Pets

There is a lot of debate out there about if and when a child should be around a family pet. Is it a good idea to have pets when you have small children? If a child is asking for a cat or dog, at what age is it appropriate? Well, if the following pictures are any indication, it doesn’t matter how early it starts – pets and children, even babies, can get along just fine.

Dogs with Sleeping Child

Cat and Child Sleeping

Child Sitting on Dog

Dog and Child

Dog and Baby

Dog and Baby

Dog and Child

How cute are these pictures? Do you have children and pets who get along this well?

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

2 Responses to Children and Their Pets

  1. Carly says:

    This is soooo cute!

  2. Gabby says:

    These pictures mortify me with the exception of the brussel griffon and young boy…cats are known to suffocate young children and babies when sleeping on them and should be discouraged. Sitting on dogs is a HUGE nono…look at that pitbull’s face…that SCREAMS “I don’t like this…” The lab in the last photo also looks uncomfortable and looks like it’s trying to find a way out. Dogs licking can also be a sign of discomfort. And in the first picture, if that girl were to wake up and startle the dog…well, the term “Let sleeping dogs sleep.” is known because dogs can act aggressively when woken up suddenly from a nap. So really…how cute are these after knowing that 1/3 dog bites a year happen from family pets because of behavior like this?…think about it.

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