when ari first came home, jack did a really good job at pretending he didn't exist. he would practically sit on top of him when he was being held. he refused to look at him and would rarely give him a sniff. the older ari got, the more interest he took in jack. and eight months later, it is a very one sided relationship. ari likes jack. jack doesn't like ari. we certainly don't have a theo and beau situation on our hands.
ari get's really excited when jack runs into the room or when we come home and jack comes to greet us. ari finds it hysterical when we make jack chase after a squeaking toy. when ari sits in his high chair he is constantly peaking over the edge down at jack. when ari moves towards jack, jack gets up and leaves. occasionally ari will move weird or make a sound that makes jack angry and he will growl at him. ari brings out the inner tarrier in jack.
now that we have a family, i find myself annoyed with jack. the fact that we spend all day together doesn't help. if i come home and ari is asleep in his carseat i worry about jack waking him up. if i can tell jack is moody i'm paranoid he's going to snap at a chubby hand. barking during nap time is my worst nightmare. and picking up dog poop while holding a baby is just difficult (it will end badly one of these days).
but the other day i sat down on the bed and started crying after a bad day and jack came over and put his head on my knee. and i was reminded that when i wasn't a mom but wanted to be, jack helped me fill that hole.