We know that dogs and babies can be a great combination with the proper introduction, but sometimes that bond is instinctual. Evidence: this charming video, in which Bella the boxer meets baby Malina for the first time.
Her owner explains, “when we brought our first daughter home from the hospital we weren’t sure how the dog would react. Would she be jealous? Protective? We knew she would be a great family dog but we didn’t expect this!”
At first, Bella is hiding under the crib flounce, but once Malina makes a little squawk, the dog comes out to investigate. And then she starts whining along with her tiny sister.
The two are inseparable to this day and Bella sleeps near her girl most night.
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The parents say, “In exchange for her vigilance as a guard dog, Bella is rewarded with far more baby snacks than we would ever allow. But our floors stay clean!”
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