So this is happening in my household.
My partner got our human child a walker (a Joovy Spoon – best of all the walkers he’s researched on) and he loves it.
Put him in it and he’s the happiest boy ever, zipping and bolting around the place.
He loves his walker!
But he also loves his furry sister.
Every opportunity he gets, he wants to be near her. He’s so happy now that he is mobile on his own accord. He seeks out his sister to play with.
However, little human child hasn’t learnt the skills of gentle as yet. While he loves to bolt toward his sister to touch her, she defiantly sits in the middle of his path. This is a recipe for a lot of tears. From her.
Lately, she’s become more needy. She never used to like much attention from us, happy to just do her own thing. She’s been wanting more from us lately and becoming more daring in sitting near her human brother. Well she really wants to be near us so she gets pats. But that’s the sort of risks she is willing to take.
She didn’t want to be near him for the first 6 months. Then one day, while he was having his afternoon nap, I found her laying at his feet during his nap time. I think it’s at that point, she’s decided this little human is ok.
It’s a big change for the old girl, having been an only child and now she needs to share the attention and love. But she gotta look at this way, she’s getting more love – from another human!