I guess one of the things you worry about when you are about to have a child is whether or not your pets will accept the baby. You would be thrilled if they loved them like their own pup but you'd really just be happy if they didn't try to eat the baby and stayed out of the way. Our two dogs, Dizzy and Jack, were a concern for me. Jack is pretty laid back unless a baby gets in his space or hits him unexpectedly. He is 10, after all, and old and grumpy so I expect that of him. Dizzy has always been skittish of everything and has snapped at other people's kids. I was scared that Dizzy would be an issue with Rachel in the house. I could never have been more wrong. Dizzy loves Rachel. He will bring her a toy to "play." He comes right up to her, lays down and rolls over, expecting her to be able to rub his tummy. She reaches out her little hands to grab an ear or eyeball and he doesn't flinch. I think Rachel and Dizzy are going to be inseparable as she grows older. If anything, Dizzy knows that she will at least drop him some food from the highchair and that alone scores her high points!