Marty and Cooper have been with us for almost eight years. Last week, we welcomed the newest addition to our family, Zachary. How do Italian greyhounds do with newborns and infants? Italian greyhounds are a sensitive breed. They get their feelings hurt quite easily. They need lots of love and attention. So it didn't surprise me that they were a little depressed the day we brought Zach home. But as you can see in this next day picture, they quickly bounced back. Marty is known as our hugging Italian greyhound. Nothing has changed, except that now our Iggys have to share the real estate with Zachary. That's OK. There's plenty of room for everyone. I think most Iggys would do just fine with newborn babies, if they are anything like ours.
Fast forward two months. It's been fun to watch them interact with Zachary over the last 10 weeks. Cooper, our grey Iggy used to follow us every where. Now he stays right by Zachary's swing, to watch over and protect him, even if Mrs Happy and I have left the room. And Marty loves to do tummy time with Zachary. All in all, they are adjusting to life with Zachary quite well. Do Italian greyhounds do well with new babies? The proof is in the picture below I like to call organic baby socks! They absolutely love him.
While Iggys do well with babies, sometimes they don't always see eye to eye. Here is Marty and Zachary in a tummy time face off. And here they are below in this YouTube video battling out their differences in the main fighting event of the summer. HBO? Pay per view? Nonsense. You get the best fighting match of the century right here on The Happy Hospitalist, for free. Tell all your friends. But please, what ever you do, don't try this at home. Marty and Zachary are trained professionals. And now, without further delay, I present to you the kick boxing event of the summer, Marty and Zachary style!