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Instructions for Properly Hugging a Baby.

September 4th, 2006, 06:01 PM
I got this e-mail tonight.....

First, spy a baby. (

Second, be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers, this is indeed a baby. (

Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process. (

The "paw slide" - Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up. (

Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented "hug, smile, and lean" so as to achieve the best photo quality. (

Dogs, if this is done properly, it will secure you a warm, dry,climate-controlled environment for the rest of your life. Good luck to all of you!

September 4th, 2006, 06:10 PM
ha ha ha thats the looks so big compared to the little one.too cute

September 4th, 2006, 06:28 PM
I have seen this set of pictures about a dozen times and it scares me every single time!

Imagine, if you will, what would happen if at any point during the taking of these pictures - that dog had decided that that baby looked or smelled like prey. Sorry - but there is not one shadow close enough to prevent that baby from being killed by a dog that probably outweighs the parents of that child.

I trusted my rottweiler with my life and she was very close to my son but never in a million years would a stunt like that have been attempted.

September 4th, 2006, 06:42 PM
:eek: This skeeves me out!!!!

September 4th, 2006, 06:43 PM
I don't like the crushing one.... and with the tongue sticking out poochy looks ready to eat the kid, lol. I love the last pic though.

September 4th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Wow...yet another shining example of why people should be required to take a course and pass an exam before being licenced to breed themselves or have animals.:mad:

September 4th, 2006, 08:28 PM
It looks very cute---but sooo scary, I hope the parents were very close by.:eek:

September 4th, 2006, 08:51 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one completely freaked out by that picture, well intentioned though it was :)

September 4th, 2006, 09:17 PM
It's the weight of the dog on tiny baby organs that scares me. My inlaws had a dog who was very gentle, a big old goofy guy, but very exuberant. Whenever they let him out of the kitchen (don't even get me started on what a bad pet owner my FIL was) he would gallop like crazy. Once when my infant son was on the floor the dog galloped right over him and it was a miracle that every paw missed landing on the baby. (Another FIL story but going into that would be threadjack/therapy:rolleyes: )

I don't believe that he would ever have intentionally hurt the baby. He was the kind of dog that would have shown an intruder where to find the good silver before licking him to death. But he was a dog, and he weighed maybe 70 pounds more than the baby. And a doggie paw to a baby eye would have been a tragedy.

Golden Girls
September 5th, 2006, 11:27 AM
I did this :eek: the first time I seen this photo ... and again :eek:. One wrong move and that baby is :mad:

September 5th, 2006, 11:30 AM
The first thing I thought of was this dog was going to suffocate the baby. :eek:

September 7th, 2006, 12:31 AM
The second picture is very disturbing, and the first one would have had me leashing the dog and picking up that baby NOW!

I too wonder at the thoughts going through the parents head at allowing the dog to be that close to the baby with no control.

September 7th, 2006, 06:27 AM
Dogs don't have an instinct to hug like humans do. The dog in the picture is asserting its dominance over the baby. The parents are crazy to allow that.