The baby and the dog

Le bébé et le chien

English version below the pictures

Alix, un an, était chez sa grand-mère Carole (notre fille aînée Carole, la “duchesse”) il y a quelques jours. Elle joue par terre près des chiens. L’un d’eux, un jeune golden retriever du nom de Roma, s’intéresse à Alix et semble plein d’interrogations sur ce qu’Alix tient dans sa main.

Alix ( one year old) and Roma the dog

Alix, one year old, was at her grandmother Carole’s house ( our oldest daughter Carole ,the “duchess”) some days ago . She plays on the ground by the dogs . One of them, a young golden retriever called Roma, is interested by Alix and seems full of interrogations about what Alix holds in her hand .

Mais la main d’Alix est vide . Pas de nourriture mais elle caresse le nez de Roma, la chienne.

Alix caresse le nez (nose) of Roma

But Alice’s hand is empty . No food in it but she pats dog Roma’s nose.

Est-ce un baiser affectueux du chien ou ce dernier lèche-t-il le front d’Alix ? “Cette petite Alix est du pur sucre”, pense Roma !

Romaaa licks or kisses Alix ‘s forehead ( Roma lèche ou embrasse le front d’Alix)

Is this a loving kiss by the dog or is this last one licking Alix ‘s forehead ? “This little Alix is pure sugar” , Roma thinks !

Puis, un temps de pause: on s’assoit et on attend, tout en réfléchissant.

Reflection Reflexion

Then, a break: we sit and we wait while thinking.

Puis le jeu recommence et ainsi de suite ! Une éducation mutuelle. Nul doute qu’ils ne s’oublieront pas.

Then the game starts again and so on! Mutual education. No doubt they will not forgot each other.

Ce post n’ est pas très philosophique mais c’est tellement charmant . Photos Carole Fauquet . Texte inspiré par Janine Fauquet.
This post is not very philosophical but it’s so charming . Photos by Carole Fauquet. Text inspired by Janine Fauquet.

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112 Responses to The baby and the dog

  1. slmret says:

    It is indeed a charming post — and little Alix is a very sweet, curious little boy!

  2. LGail says:

    They are very sweet playmates.

  3. That is so sweet. Adorable baby , sweet obedient and loving pet. They won’t forget each other ❤️

  4. John Hric says:

    It is always interesting to see an infant and family dog interact. Lovely. Thanks Michel

  5. mrswrangler says:

    Looks like the dog is very patient with her.

  6. Your great granddaughter is adorable. It’s so sweet to see her having such a pleasant relationship with that wonderful dog.

  7. blb1 says:

    How sweet. Wait until she learns to offer food.

  8. calmkate says:

    ooh this really is too cute, so grateful you all shared! Nice to have a real family post with Carole and Janine contributing, great team effort 🙂

  9. cjjustice1 says:

    What a precious story, Michel. I haven’t been on WordPress for so long! It isn’t due to lack of interest; more lack of time. But I think of you and Janine and the rest of the family often. Alix is so sweet, and I do love retrievers of all sorts (Golden, chocolate, & Labrador). They are such beautiful dogs, and are normally of such a gentle personality. Are you and Janine doing well?
    Love always ❤ Carolyn

  10. whyzat says:

    So cute! And the other dog is in dream world!

  11. Sweet Sweet Sweet! Nothing more wonderful than a baby and a doggie being friends! 🙂 They can learn so many important things from each other…trust, love, acceptance, friendship, understanding,
    compassion, patience, respect, etc! 🙂
    Growing up our kids had a doggie…a Golden Retriever…it was SO wonderful! 🙂
    Love the photos and your captions/words about the photos, Michel! 🙂
    Roma found out Alix is “sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of…”
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

  12. atagrandma says:

    This is the most charming post I’ve read in a long time. Thanks so much. We had a lot of pets through the years. My favorite pets were dogs, and my very favorite dog was Mindy. She was a medium sized black mutt, but so lovable. The only pets I have now are 2 parakeets. They belong to my youngest daughter. I am bird sitting them to protect them from their household cat.

  13. murisopsis says:

    Wonderful photos! I love that the dogs are so gentle with Alix! It must be a joy for the Duchess to have a little grandbaby around!

  14. Doug Thomas says:

    What a lovely family effort!

  15. Marion says:

    How gorgeous are these photos, Michel! 🙂 Typical Golden looking for something to eat, 😀 Thanks for sharing this with us – has put a smile on my face!! ❤

  16. Gayle says:

    That is so sweet! Hope you and your family are doing well. God bless ❤

  17. Julie says:

    A beautiful post about your great grandaughter , I like the way the other day is just lying there not interested just letting the young ones have their fun

  18. suester7 says:

    Kids and dogs are da best! Roma has such a sweet and gentle temperament, and Alix is adorable. Great to see pictures of your great-granddaughter, Michel!

  19. Rachel says:

    Close to her friend. Great Grandpa is there to witness the bond. Some things in life are simple and pure. Sending love to your family. Always, Rachel 🌹

  20. Susan Joos says:

    Sweet interactions! Babies & dogs are such a joy to watch; the combination of the two is irresistible!

  21. Sweet! Babies and dogs the world over enjoy the same things, regardless of language.

  22. Stephanie says:

    Tendresse, communication entre innocents, plein d’amour, c’est le top dans ce monde trop complexe
    Que du bonheur.

  23. Annalì Sa said:
    Wonderful pictures! It’s worth a visit to the page!

  24. Carol McKay Harper said:
    Aren’t great grand children fun! We have three. They are the joy of our old age.

  25. Stacie Kelsey said :
    Beautiful pictures!!

    and Julie Hamilton said:
    I can’t comment on your WordPress page but I love the pictures so much! Roma is right — I bet Alix IS pure sugar. What a beautiful baby and lovely doggie. I love Goldens. ❤ ❤ Blessings to you, my friend.

  26. puffpop says:

    Such a loving and tender relationship between friends… He will always have the gift of truly knowing “man’s best friend” his dog. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

  27. Caro says:

    Beaucoup de tendresse et de complicité entre les deux ….j espere que vous allez bien
    Bonne soirée je vous embrasse

  28. nannyfountain says:

    Animals and babies! They know what real life if. No pretense, no power moves, just love

  29. Lavinia Ross says:

    This is a beautiful post, Michel. It speaks of some of the truly important things in life – love, friendship and trust. The dogs love Alix, and Alix loves the dogs. The photos are beautiful and speak of these things.

    Much love to you and the family, ❤️

  30. Tudy Flansburg said:
    So hard for me to get on wp. Baby is adorable. Bravo for captureing the moment.

  31. bernard25 says:

    Bon Jeudi A Tous
    Bon Jeudi A Tous
    “Faites-vous votre objectif de faire sourire quelqu’un ce jeudi par un petit acte de gentillesse, vous pourriez changer la vie d’une personne d’une manière que vous ne réalisez même pas.”

    “Le moindre acte de gentillesse vaut plus que la plus grande intention.”

    “Les jeudis et matins ne se mélangent pas. Rien ne va avec les matins.”

    “Une des meilleures choses que vous pouvez faire jeudi est de vous tenir pour responsable de vos objectifs.”
    bisous BERNARD

  32. Sartenada says:

    Bonjour Michel.

    Comme c’est mignon le post. Votre belles photos complètent très bien votre texte. Le baiser était baiser d’amour!!!

    Merci beaucoup. Bonne journée. Amitiés, Matti

  33. maidyk says:

    bonsoir Michel,
    en tous les cas, cette toute petite alix n’a pas l’air d’avoir peur du tout de ce tout grand chien !
    bises !

  34. Anne-Marie says:

    Adorables !
    Et tout cela pendant que l’autre chien se repose en toute tranquilité 🙂


  35. marica0701 says:

    I love to see babies and dogs together! So sweet.

  36. sherazade says:

    La philosophie n’est pas ce que les experts enseignent ….cettes photos sont la philosophie. 🐶🐶😍

  37. L. Marie says:

    Lovely photos! So expressive!

  38. Loved this post. Great photos that tell a story all in themselves. ❤

  39. Resa says:

    Sweet as honey. Thank you Michel! xo

  40. bernard25 says:

    Je t’envoie ce mail pour te souhaiter un très bon weekend
    Que ce message t’accompagne durant ton samedi et dimanche
    Que chaque minute de ce weekend soit un poème
    Bon weekend mon amie
    Bon weekend mon ami
    Gros visous amicaux
    le petit s’amuse bien avec le chien c est mignon

  41. les deux – both innocents 🙂
    i love how sweet golden retrievers are!! i miss mine so very much ❤
    c'est ta grandegrandefille? lol…comment dit-on cela?

  42. kaiori says:

    you must be such happy great grandparents! le chien est vraiment gentil avec le bébé

  43. judyrutrider says:

    I don’t know how I missed this precious post! The gentle giant and the trusting baby made my heart melt.

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