Paige Knudtson rescued Brutus, a 2-year-old boxer, from a local shelter shortly after finding out she was pregnant with Finn. Knudtson knows how kind boxers could be since he grew up with them. But she could never have imagined how important the dog would become in her baby’s life.
Knudtson told The Dodo, “Brutus is just a big teddy bear.” “He enjoys being the center of attention and snuggling with people.”
They adore each other and spend all of their time together, whether it’s watching TV, playing outside, eating, or napping.
“Brutus frequently curls up wherever Finn is sitting and accompanies him throughout our house,” Knudtson added. “If Finn is ill, Brutus is aware of it and just remains by his side or rests his head on Finn’s breast.”
Brutus despises being separated from Finn, even for a brief moment, and will scratch at the door or pace outside his room until he is let in.
Even at night, the brothers despise being alone.
Finn’s protector dog used to sleep on the mat in front of the crib when he was a newborn, but now that he’s in a toddler bed, it’s much simpler for the two to snuggle up.
“A little over a month ago, Finn started sleeping in his ‘big boy bed,’ and that’s when Brutus started creeping up and sleeping in Finn’s bed every night,” Knudtson said. “As though he was lying next to him to keep him from rolling out of bed.”
Brutus follows Finn everywhere he goes, even if it means being a bit less comfortable. “Finn then started crawling out of his bed and sleeping on his floor,” Knudtson explained. “Naturally, Brutus started sleeping next to him there as well.”
Finn will often choose to snuggle up with Brutus in his dog bed rather than stay in his own now that Knudtson has moved Brutus’ dog bed into Finn’s room.
With the help of a nanny cam, Knudtson was able to capture their sweet nighttime routine. Finn will take his blanket and jump out of bed to snuggle up close to Brutus if he is sleeping on the floor. As long as his sibling is comfortable, the loving dog doesn’t mind being used as a cushion.
Here’s the link to the charming video: