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/or dog lying about the house somewhere,” Spence said.
The couple has a hard time saying no to any animal who needs a home, and tends to gravitate towards animals who no one else seems to want. Nora, an 8-year-old dog, English pointer, had a rough start to life and is terrified of absolutely everything — except for 11-month-old Archie.
“Archie is an extremely laid-back, happy, good-natured baby and all the animals seem to really respond to that, particularly Nora,” Spence said. “She came from an abusive background and is afraid of almost everything. Not Archie, though. She absolutely adores him!”
They 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.
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