Usually when someone comes over to visit, Fiona tries to make friends immediately. She has no idea how large she is and doesn't have a lot of respect for personal space, but with H. and baby E., she was extremely sweet and cautious. They sat on the sofa but instead of jumping up there with them, which she would usually at least try to do, she stayed on the floor and just approached slowly and sniffed carefully, from an appropriate distance (well, almost appropriate. Relatively speaking, appropriate). Then she walked around to the other side and did the same thing. Every time baby E. made a noise, her ears perked up and she looked back at me, like, "Is he okay?!" She was confused, a little bit scared, and totally transfixed.
We can't wait to see her meet Miss Jackson. Yesterday's encounter made me even more excited about that, because although she was perplexed, she was very sweet and interested. We expect that she might experience some jealousy, but mostly we think she will be very protective.
Sammy, of course, did not acknowledge our guests in any way. We expect he will similarly ignore M.J.