Toddler Sneaks Out of Bed to Cuddle Brutus the Dog

by Laura Driver

This is the lovely moment a toddler sneaks out of bed to cuddle with his dog. A night-time camera captured 23-month-old Finn leaving his bed with his teddy bear and blanket before cuddling up next to his ‘best friend,’ Brutus the boxer.

Finn’s mother, Paige, said she set up the camera in their home to find out how her son always ended up in Brutus’ bed. Paige said her son and Brutus have been inseparable since the day Finn came home from the hospital, where he was born with a heart defect and underwent a life-saving operation.

In the footage, Finn seems to wait for the lights to go out before sneaking over to Brutus’s dog bed. As the youngster fidgets to get comfortable alongside Brutus, the dog barely moves despite the boy trying to sit on his back while he sleeps.

“Finn just started sleeping in his “big boy bed” a little over a month ago which is when Brutus began crawling up and sleeping in bed every night; it was as if he laid next to him to prevent him from rolling out of bed,’ Paige said.

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“Finn then began climbing out of his bed and sleeping on the floor, so naturally Brutus began sleeping next to him there as well. The dog bed came into play recently so we now have one downstairs and one upstairs, which eventually made it into Finn’s room and the rest was history,” she continued, adding that she believes Brutus began sleeping next to Finn because he believed the toddler needed extra protection.

“When I was 20 weeks pregnant with Finn, the anatomy scan showed that he had a cyanotic heart defect called transposition of the great arteries. We were extremely lucky to have found this out prior to his birth, or he would not be here with us today. Finn had his arterial switch at 11 days old and did great and after seven weeks, a few unexpected complications, and an additional surgery, Finn was finally discharged home. Once we got home it was as if Brutus just knew Finn needed some extra close monitoring, and he has been by his side ever since,’ she said. Paige, a mother of four, and her husband Nate had been taking pictures of Finn and Brutus in the new dog bed, but they were curious as to how their son ended up there, which is why they set up the camera.

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“I actually watched the footage in real time from my phone in the next room, there was no watching the footage back or rewinding it. I was right on the other side of the door listening the whole time. Immediately prior to me hitting record from my phone, I tucked Finn back in bed again because I saw him on the camera climbing on the edge of his chair and I didn’t want him to fall. I went back to my phone and hit “record” because I saw him untuck himself and I didn’t want to miss it if he was going to get out of bed and to go lay with Brutus, which is exactly what he did.”


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Written by

Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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