Dad Who Didn’t Want A Dog Now Tucks Him In For Nap Time

Rachael Rodrigues was thrilled and a little surprised when she received Oliver as a graduation present around seven years ago, because she knew how her parents felt about dogs.”Both my parents were very anti-dog because we’d always had cats and they were hesitant with the extra work (training, walking, grooming, etc.) that comes with a dog,” Rodrigues told The Dodo.

Rodrigues wasn’t surprised when she fell in love with Oliver right away.She was surprised, however, by how deeply her father adored Oliver.”Dad was smitten from the beginning,” Rodrigues explained.”He’d frequently walk around the house carrying Oliver.We thought Oliver had a stomachache and wouldn’t sleep through the night the first week we had him, so Dad slept on the floor with him under a blanket and rubbed his stomach the entire night.”Although he hates to admit it, Rodrigues’ dad has always treated Oliver just like another child in the family, and Oliver loves every second of it. 

When Oliver is sleeping, Rodrigues’ father likes to wrap a blanket around him and tuck him in — it’s one of the cutest things you’ll ever see.”Because Oliver was sleeping on Dad’s pillow, Dad thought he’d cover him up as well,” Rodrigues explained.Rodrigues’ father tucks Oliver in like a giant toddler.Even though he never wanted a dog, he now adores Oliver, and Oliver adores him back.

“The video is pretty much what Dad and Oliver’s relationship is like — Dad treats him like an absolute baby (even though he won’t admit it) and Oliver eats it up,” Rodrigues explained.