Elizabeth Spence and her husband have five rescue pets and three kids.
“At any time of day you’re likely to find a pile of kids, cats and dogs lying about the house somewhere,” Spence told The Dodo. The couple have a soft spot when they see an animal who needs a home. Nora, their 8-year-old English pointer, has had a horrible start to life and afraid of everyone except for 11-month-old Archie.
Nora and Archie do pretty much everything together. Something about little Archie seems to make Nora feel safe, and so she follows him everywhere and does everything that he does.
“If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out,” Spence said. “If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too. If he’s going through my cupboards throwing all the dishes on the floor, she’ll be there cheering him on.”
The pair especially loves spending time in the family’s playroom …
… and has had countless adventures there together.
Nora and Archie even nap together almost daily …
… and never seem to get tired of cuddling and spending time together.
The couple has two other kids so the Wellington and Loretta, so the entire gang is all about fun and hanging out together!
“We taught the kids from a very young age to respect the dogs and to treat them well, so the dogs trust and love the kids very much and are quite comfortable hanging out with them in any manner,” Spence said.
Oh, you can’t forget about the cat!
Nora in great fear of everyone and everything,but all that has changed. Now she has Charlie and there is nothing they can’t do together!
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