Melvin is around little ones from time to time, although he is not well-versed in all things youngster. I have a lot of faith in his intentions but I also recognize and respect that new situations require supervision.
At Christmas, my then one-year-old niece was crawling toward him/on him and he made a noise. It was somewhere between a growl and a moan-of-delight (because she tasted like Cheerios) but I was quickly reminded that he was outside of his comfort zone and we took it slow. He did great.
Yesterday, his human GF Hadley came over and Melvin made her giggle with delight. I trust him, but I stayed close by. Hadley is an animal lover so it’s always nice when Melvin can practice his ‘be-gentle-you-can’t-step-on-her-or-you’ll-crush-her’ manners.
As you can see, it was just tortuous for everyone.
Sweet Melvin. Such a good boy with the little 2 legged ones. That being said, you’re so wise and loving to always keep an eye on him. You just never know when someone 2 or 4 legged can have a bad day and have a bad reaction.
Just love it. I can actually hear the giggles through the pictures. Good for you, knowing to just keep a close eye on him and take things slowly. He’ll learn – although I think he’ll always try to sit on them! 🙂