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Daniel Drzewiecki and Julija Kolpakova at home with their baby daughter, Laura Olivia, and dog, Charlie.
Daniel Drzewiecki and Julija Kolpakova at home with their baby daughter, Laura Olivia, and dog, Charlie.

Clare’s newest internet sensation is barking mad for attention

A YouTube clip recorded in Ennis of a dog bringing toys to a baby had clocked up almost nine million views on Wednesday evening. The clip is one minute and 46 seconds long and, at the beginning, the dog brings a toy away from the baby, who is seated on a chair. When she begins to cry, the dog brings toy after toy over to comfort her, almost covering the child, such is his determination to rectify the situation.

Laura Olivia and Charlie
Laura Olivia and Charlie

The baby’s name is Laura Olivia and she is the daughter of Daniel Drzewiecki and Julija Kolpakova, who are both from Eastern Europe and have lived in Ireland for eight years. Speaking on Wednesday, Julija said, “My boyfriend made it a few months ago, when our child was two months, and he uploaded it. It got very popular a few days ago!” She said Daniel had wanted to make a different type of clip. “He wanted to film how Laura would drop the ball for Charlie and he would bring it back to her. You can see on the video what happens next – he starts bringing all of the toys because she was crying.” Baby Laura Olivia is five months old now and Julija said there is a great relationship between her and Charlie.

Charlie relaxes on the couch
Charlie relaxes on the couch

“It’s a very good bond and we were very happy about that because usually dogs don’t like kids when they come home but this was completely different,” she concluded. The clip can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV8k2cpAptU

About John Galvin

Motoring editor - The Clare Champion


Chairman and voting member of Irish Motoring Writers' Association

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