Mama isn’t here for the haters! Tori Roloff clapped back at people who criticized her son Jackson Roloff’s relationship with his dog, Murphy, after she posted a video of the two of them playing together. “I have gotten a lot of feedback on how we let Jackson play with Murphy and I feel like I just need to clear something up,” Tori, 28, began a series of slides on her Instagram Story on June 19.
The Little People, Big World star continued, “Please know that I am VERY aware of safety when it comes to animals. Murphy LOVES Jackson and often times engages him in play. He is also very protective of J and I know in my bone of bones he would do nothing to hurt J on purpose. (The occasional knockdown happens but that’s life with a 120-pound uncoordinated teenager.”
Jackson’s mom added, “We also do not let Jackson hurt Murphy. Murph loves to squish his face into us and that’s how he and J show affection.” She then reassured followers in another slide, “I understand that many have scary stories of dogs hurting their kids and trust me we take that seriously. But also not all dogs are alike. You have to know your dog and what your dog’s limits are. Murphy doesn’t have many limits haha. He has no bubble [per se] and loves the attention. Just because you get a Berner or dog with mellow attitude doesn’t mean they will be as tolerant as Murphy. Again you have to know your dog. And we know Murphy would never hurt Jackson. So that being said let them be best buds. Kthanksbye.”
Tori made sure to add at the end of her statement, “Honestly, our biggest concern with Jackson and Murphy’s relationship is teaching J not all dogs are like his dog dog. OK end rant.”
Tori has posted photos and videos time and time again proving to her son and his dog are besties. We can see why fans might be concerned if they see Jackson climbing all over Murphy, but Tori and her husband, Zach Roloff, seem to have things under control. The couple is welcoming their second child in November, and we think it was a good move on Tori’s part to clear the air on this issue before they add a new member to their family.
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