Ruby the Patient

When I first thought about starting childcare I was a little nervous about how Ruby would be with the kids.  I knew she wouldn’t be vicious but I didn’t know if she would like it either.

Being around kids for 10 hours a day can be challenging for some humans so I really didn’t know how it would be for a dog….especially for a dog who wasn’t used to being around kids much.  It turns out, things are just fine.

She is super patient with the kids.  I couldn’t resist snapping this picture of her.  She’s letting my little four year old “play doctor”.

Daily  Ruby “watches” a nap time movie.  Ruby lays on one end with my little four year old laying on the opposite end of the couch.  Ruby’s really good and doesn’t bother the kids during nap time.

When parents drop off and pick up I typically put Ruby in her kennel just so she isn’t in the way as parents are carrying kiddos in and out.  I also don’t want Ruby to bolt out the door.  She’s very tolerant of the situation and easily goes into her kennel.

If she ever wants to be left alone she just whines at the bottom of the stairs.  I open the gate and let her go up and nap away from all the kids.

I am VERY happy with how Ruby is doing.  Having her behave and even entertain the kids really makes me be able to sigh a big sigh of relief.  I really didn’t know if I would have to kennel her all day.  I thought she’d be okay but kids safety has to be first and if she wouldn’t have been good, that’s what would have had to happen.

So three cheers to Ruby for not only being good but also for entertaining the kids.

4 thoughts on “Ruby the Patient”

  1. Beagles are so good around kids. Like you said – they have a lot of patience but when they want some alone time they will let you know.

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