Friday, July 4, 2008

101 Baby Handling Tips for Dogs

Recently LS talked about attending a baby full moon. It's a customary celebration of a baby turned 1 month old. As usual, I wanted to tag along. But LS said I'm no good with babies as I'd probably make them cry.

Ok, I decided to check online for tips on handling babies. Found one with instructions on how to hug a baby properly. Thought it'd be great to share it here with everyone too.

Instructions for proper baby hugging:

1. Spy a baby

2. Be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers, this is indeed a baby.

3. Next, you need to make the baby lie flat before actually beginning the hugging process.

##Note: The added slober should help in future steps by making the 'paw slide' easier

4. The 'paw slide'. Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up

5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented 'hug, smile and lean' so as to achieve the best photo quality.

Dogs, if this is properly done, it will secure you a warm, dry, climate-controlled environment for the rest of your life.

After all the intensive lessons and if you still fail to get near a baby, proceed to the next course.

How to properly pee on the hooman's computer

Any other tips on baby handling?


Sarah K. said...

Oh my! At first it looked like he was killing the baby - in the end it was adorable.

happy said...

It does look like that way, doesn't it? Hmm...maybe they should've used a much smaller dog as the instructor.

Simba said...

I don't think I'd be allowed to hug the twins or Mikey like that. But I'll give it a go.

Simba x

BrandytheGreat said...

Haha! Maybe one day ou should try peeing on the pooter too!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Bummer that you didn't get to attend the baby full moon, Happy! We bet there was lots of delicious food available!
What cute pictures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Thanks for the tip on how to handle babies Happy. It looks easy enough lol.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Charlie Daniels said...

Very cute!



Moco said...

I hope that baby doesn't get a hand full of dog and not let go.

Gus and Louie said...

We think you got it.. You forgot about the sloppy kisses

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie, Callie

Anonymous said...

Awww How cute. Thanks for the lesson!

eph2810 said...

The photos are just too funny and your comments on them rock :)

Eric said...

Ha ha that was very funny Happy and Momi says so cute too! I've never heard of a baby full moon, I hope I might be invited to one now cos I'll know what to do!

Wags, Eric x

Rambo said...

Wow Happy! That doggies head is huge! I could fit inside it's mouth, and the little Midget too! The humans mom must like that dawgie alot!

The Zoo Crew said...

Ohhh, mama would be really unhappy if any of us peed on the computer! Then she wouldn't be able to blog anymore and we'd be sad, so I guess we better not get any ideas!


Lorenza said...

Thanks for the tips! I am not so sure I will get the same result but I will try it!
Pee on the computer?? I'd be in trouble if I try that!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

That is adorable! I wonder who took those photographs? Do you know? They are great.


Hi Happy,

Love the dog hugging pictures.
Sorry we haven't been around to say hi in a whole but the Mommy has been at the hospital at lot. She just got home & said they moved Aunt Annie to a room..thats a good sign...Right?

The Mommy said tonight we are going catchup on some blog reading.

Thanks for a the best wishes and prayers.

Love ya Mona & the Mommy

Toffee said...

Wow! Funny! That is one big Mastiff!!

Georgeous said...

I think this is how Mummy say's I should show dominance to submissive dogs and puppies when socialising (and not bite the head or ear hard).
What a great tip, not sure if anyone would let me near a dummy sucker though.
Looks like the dog tickled that dummy sucker too, it was laughing!
Love 'n' snuffs

Huei said...

AWWW!! THAT is THE most adorable thing i've seen!!! the doggie hugging baby process! AWWW!!! i wana be the baby!!!! =D