A new arrival in the family turned out to be a harder adjustment for Charlie the dog than his family expected.
When a relative told Charlie that his newborn sister would be coming to the house the next day, Charlie had a less-than-enthusiastic response. A recently posted YouTube video captured his reflexive reaction.
"This is the baby's stuff," the woman in the video said to Charlie as she gestured toward the newborn's blanket and cap.
After Charlie got a good whiff, the woman told him, "That's the baby!" She waited excitedly for Charlie's warm reaction.
And why wouldn't she be excited? Bringing a new member into the family is always an exciting and momentous occasion. Perhaps she expected Charlie to look up and smile at the camera. Maybe she wanted Charlie to smell the cap and vow to protect its owner for the rest of his life.