The Secret Chemistry between Kids and Animals

Ethan petting Coffee and Sugar, two absolutely adorable King Charles spaniels.

Two weeks ago, we visited our favourite outdoor haunt which is the Botanic Gardens. While I went jogging around the tranquil park, my wife and son met this friendly couple who allowed Ethan to walk and play with their two toy dogs “Sugar” and “Coffee”. From the word “Go”, it was obvious that kids and dogs have a natural bond with each other as you can see from the photograph above.

Cats are no exception too. Ethan has started to grow fond of a neighbourhood cat who lives downstairs near the lift landing area. He even gave her a name - "Patty" - and they seem to have a bond with each other from day one. Just today, he asked me to take a photograph of the cat too.

Crouching toddler and un-hidden cat.

I only hope that he doesn’t start clamouring for a pet of his own soon!

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