Golden retriever Taco, age 3, has been by Vanora’s side ever since the day she returned home.
According to Vanora and Taco’s mother, Claudia Hughes, “Taco would just lay down next to her when we would set her down on the floor or on our bed.”
Taco essentially took on the role of Vanora’s babysitter, constantly attending to her demands.
Hughes stated, “He would be right there with us when we would wake up in the middle of the night to feed her.”
Every new accomplishment by Vanora made Taco happy, such as when she started grabbing the crib railings in the mornings to greet him. Nothing, however, thrilled Taco more than the realization that his one-year-old sister could now walk.
Here’s Taco’s response to Vanora’s first few steps:
@mostlyadorable It’s fun having each other 🐾👶🏻. #dogsandbabies #goldensandbabies #babiesoftiktok #dogsoftiktokviral #SmoothLikeNitroPepsi ♬ Home – Edith Whiskers
Of course, Vanora didn’t learn to walk over night, and Taco was just as pleased to acknowledge each of her tries as she was to learn.
Hughes recalled that Taco “started getting very happy” as soon as Vanora began walking a little with a baby walker.
Hughes claimed that anytime Taco noticed Vanora pushing her walker, he began to sway violently.
When Taco discovered Vanora could walk, his case of the zoomies went out of control, but he was still aware of the need to maintain a safe distance from the little child when his excitement reached its peak. According to Hughes, Taco would lick her once, run for some zoomies, and then return to lick her once more.
But Taco isn’t the only Hughes family member working on being kind to their sister.
Hughes insisted that Vanora’s ability to be kind to Taco was just as crucial. Hughes stated, “We have demonstrated to Vanora that we hug Taco, gently pet him, and kiss him on the head. But we don’t hit him if we’re angry with him.
Taco and his sister have found new methods to communicate now that Vanora can walk, such as playing hide-and-seek while dashing around their kitchen island. Whatever the contest or achievement, Taco will undoubtedly be a proud participant in it all.
Hughes recalled the moment she first saw Taco: “We felt like he may be the dog for our family and that he was going to be wonderful to our future children.” More than that, he is. He is constantly there.
To keep up with Taco and Vanora, follow them on TikTok.