The amount of love Toby has for our two dogs is unprecedented. Sometimes it's hard to wrap my head around. I had dogs when I was little, too, so I "get" it, but seeing him interact with them is one of the best things in the world. The girls get all the Toby kisses in the house but we don't mind because it's so sweet.
The other day I was in my office working while Toby played in the living room and Mike ran errands. The dogs were laying on the floor in my office, sleeping away as usual. I heard Toby come into the room but I didn't pay it any mind (normally he just grabs a camera off the shelf and goes off "photographing" the house). My attention shifted when I heard him say "Shh! Goodnight. I love you" followed by the sound of his lip-smacking kiss on a pup's head. I looked over to see that Georgia had been given some shorts for a blanket and Pipkin was covered up with Toby's underwear. Yep... there was our toddler standing naked (well, he was wearing a polo shirt!) in the middle of the room as he explained the dogs needed blankets to go "night night".
It really really was the sweetest thing in the history of all things. That boy can't go anywhere without giving the girls a hug a kiss each. I'm really glad he's surrounded by animals that allow him to hug on their necks and maybe sometimes sort of squish them on accident. They're so patient with him.