You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth
– Kahlil Gibran
Max has always loved dogs, although he’s been a bit wary of larger dogs, and especially dogs that lick him, until lately. It was lovely to see him with our in-law’s dog at the weekend – he’s really warmed up to her and is much more confident around her all of a sudden. We went for a walk and Max just loved throwing her ball for her and watching her chase after it (although his throwing could use some work – most of the time she managed to catch it straight from his throw). I think this photo mid-throw just captures his excitement perfectly, and she looks equally excited too.
I’d love a dog, and have so many fond memories of growing up with one. I don’t think it’s something we can contemplate at the moment, but I’d like to think that maybe when our children are past toddler age it’s something we can consider.