Some of us wake up during the night and some don’t. The story below is something different.
A 23-mont-old, Finn Knudston has a best four-legged friend who sleeps on the floor in his room. The nanny camera shows that Finn doesn’t want to be away from his boxer Brutus, not even for 8 hours. You can see Finn grabbing his blanket in the middle of the night, climbing out of bed, and joining Brutus on a floor mat to sleep together. While Brutus barely moves, Finn tries to make himself comfy even if it takes using his furry friend as a pillow. Finn’s mom Paige, from Richmond, Virginia, said that “whether it be in the dog bed, Finn’s bed, or the floor, the two always sleep together.”
When his mom found him all curled up next to their boxer dog Brutus, she was intrigued to find out how it happened and set up a camera and sees Finn clambering all over Brutus for over 5 minutes while the 4-year-old barely moved. Finn’s mom said: “Initially, Brutus would sleep on the rug in front of his crib every night. Brutus began crawling up and sleeping in a bed every night; it was as if he laid next to him to prevent him from rolling out of bed.”
Finn’s mom, Paige, is an emergency room nurse and said that Brutus has always slept with his little buddy because “he senses he needs extra protection.”
Paige said that when she was 20 weeks pregnant with Finn, “the anatomy scan showed that he had a cyanotic heart defect called transposition of the great arteries,” the family was very lucky to have found this out prior to his birth or “he would not be here with us today.”
It took a path full of challenges for the little boy to finally be home with his family. “Finn had his arterial switch at 11 days old and did great and after seven weeks, a few unexpected complications, and additional surgery,” the boy was finally discharged from the hospital. Paige said that at that moment, “it was as if Brutus just knew Finn needed some extra close monitoring and he has been by his side ever since.”