Corey Jordan and his fiancée, Elsa rescued Astro the dog but know very little about the dog’s upbringing. They are sure about one thing though, he absolutely loves his adoptive parents. Astro has always insisted on sleeping nestled between them in bed, or his “spot” but recently, Astro had a change of heart.
Corey and Elsa are celebrating the birth of their first child, a son named Noah. The proud new parents weren’t the only ones eagerly anticipating the baby’s happy arrival.
“Astro is a sweet boy and very loving,” Corey said. “During the pregnancy, he was always near Elsa and would be very protective of her stomach if people were over. He never leaves her side. He’d occasionally lay his head on her belly or put his paw on it and just hang out.”
The couple was not sure how much Astro actually understood. They did not know how he would react when Noah finally entered the world.
When they brought Noah home, the pup was a little perplexed by the infant. It wasn’t long before they put two and two together.
“Astro sniffed Noah all over and then ran to his mommy,” Corey said. “He sniffed her and got some pats, but then seemed confused. He went back to Noah and sniffed him again. Then he kind of looked at us like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what was in Mommy’s belly — got it. I’ll keep him safe.'”
It was obvious to Corey and Elsa, that after years of snuggling between them, Astro discovered a place he likes even more, right by little Noah’s side. So every night, that’s where the faithful dog can be found.
“To see Astro give up his spot, for any amount of time at night, is surprising because he has always slept there,” Corey said. “Once he did it, though, I understood. Because he sat there and stared at Noah, and then he laid down. So we both knew what was going on in his head. I think he has found his new spot.”
Noah is never out of reach or sight of his doting parents, but Astro insists on supervising as they adjust to their new routines.
“He’s very concerned about Noah. By that I mean if we get up with Noah at night, Astro is up. When we change Noah at night, Astro just sits at our feet looking up making sure we’re doing it right,” Corey said with a laugh. “When we feed Noah on the couch, Astro hops up there and lays next to Noah’s head while he’s eating.”
While Corey and Elsa continue to learn the ins and outs of parenthood, the future looking bright for the young family knowing that Noah already has a faithful friend in Astro.
“I think he’ll be a great brother. Astro is very patient and loving,” Corey said. “As far as their bond goes, I can see it becoming better and better as Noah gets older and starts to understand things. He’s going to love his big brother.”
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