Roger has always hoped that Malcolm and I become good buddies. I guess he always wanted Malcolm to grow up having a good dog by his side (mainly cause he didn't grow up with a dog, even though he really wanted one). I'd have to say that the relationship is that of mutual understanding. We do get asked that quite often, "How does Obi get along with Malcolm" and for the most part Tracey and Roger both say "they both keep out of each-other's way." To be very honest I didn't know what it meant to have a baby brother, I've never had one before. In fact, in the beginning when Malcolm first came home from the hospital he would cry in the middle of the night, and I really didn't know what to think of it. I would run to his crib and cry along side him (Roger and Tracey thought it was cute). Now as Malcolm grows up things are changing, he's become more interactive and has even started verbally communicating. Today for the first time he told me to "Sit" and gave me a treat. I think as he gets older and starts to understand more, we will be good friends and it's not just about keeping out of each-other's way. We're all a part of one happy family here, I love Malcolm and I've begun to understand that he loves me too (Have I mentioned that he's even started tickling me on my tummy?). Here are some pictures from the past week.
Roger and Tracey bought Malcolm a potty, he's started to sit on it, but hasn't done any business yet.
Here's Malcolm at Bear Creek Park playing at the water park.
Roger and Tracey thought Malcolm would enjoy the train at Bear Creek, he was very excited to go through the tunnel.
Last week they went back to the Burnaby Railway at Confederation Park. That kid and trains, I tell ya.