AEST 09:00, Fri Feb 7 2014
It's normal for parents to fret over whether their pet will bond with their baby, but that's not something this family has to worry about.
Eekichi, a toy poodle, has already taken such a shine to his new human sister that he goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her from certain doom.
In this case, "certain doom" is a hair dryer — which might not seem much to a human, but it's a formidable foe for such a little dog. Despite the danger, Eekichi barely hesitates before using his own body as a shield to defend the newborn.
Brace yourself for heart-warming cuteness before you click through to watch more dogs bonding with babies.
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