We had a toy poodle when my daughter was born. She would beg to be put in the playpen when the baby was in there. They would cuddle and go to sleep. The poodle lived to be 19.
Adorable!! Your child had his/her very own living doggie to play with... I know many dogs are very protective and like to be near their “puppy”. I say “their” since our Cairn would leave my youngest child’s side and I would joke that she was “his puppy”. LOL!