Swamp Dog and the toddler never can get enough mommy or daddy snuggles, so they turn to each other to fulfill the snuggle requirements. That would be the positive part of having a dog. After the toddler is done snuggling with the pup, I know where he's been just by looking at the clumps of hair on his body. That's the down side of having a Golden Retriever. I suppose it could be worse. He could drool everywhere in massive quantities.