Roxy, Edith, Rosie, Jake, and Mia are a family of four dogs and one cat who all happen to get along great. The five siblings are incredibly loving and supportive of each other and their parents – and when a new family member came home one day, they were eager to welcome him into the pack, too.
When Kasey Boggs and her husband came back home from a hospital holding a newborn baby in their arms, they received the warmest welcome from four rescue dogs and a cat they own.
“My husband came home the night after we had Sonny with a blanket we had swaddled him in while at the hospital. The dogs were very eager to smell it,” Boggs said. “The blanket seemed to answer a lot of questions they had. When we brought Sonny home, I felt like they were expecting him. I felt like they knew we wouldn’t be coming home alone. From the minute we have brought Sonny home, they have respected him and loved him as one of their own.”
Interestingly, each of the family pets has its own unique way of demonstrating affection towards their human sibling.
Mia, the only cat, is constantly watching Sonny from a short distance. She sits on the pillows above him while he cuddles with his mom in bed, and she watches his every move, just to make sure he’s always safe.
Roxy, is the first of the adorable pets that the family adopted loves to take naps with his human brother.
“I think Sonny has impacted Roxy the most out of all his animal friends,” Boggs said. “[She] has experienced a lot of big milestones with me, right by my side. She knows how important this one is and really shows that.”
Edith and Rosie the pooches are on constant cry patrol, whereas Jake, who is the only male in the family members’ pack (apart from baby boy Sonny), sees himself in a role of a big brother and is irreplaceable when it comes to assisting the diaper-changing mission.
Roxy, the first member of the pack, loves to curl up right next to Sonny and take naps with him. She’s been with her mom the longest, and seems to sense how important Sonny’s arrival is in their family’s life journey.
“I think Sonny has impacted Roxy the most,” Boggs said. “She has seen me grow into the person I am over the years and has experienced a lot of big milestones with me, right by my side. She knows how important this one is and really shows that.”
Jake, the only boy sibling in the pack (before Sonny arrived, of course), is LOVING being a big brother. His self-appointed role is feeding and diaper-changing assistant, and he takes it very seriously. He rarely misses a feeding or a changing, and of course, also loves just curling up next to Sonny and being close to him.
From the very moment Sonny arrived home, his fur siblings were ready for him, and they’ll be by his side to help him as he grows up, every step of the way.
“And their affection is the epitome of what every child should grow up surrounded with”