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Dierks Bentley Brags on His Paternal Pets

Dierks Bentley says his dogs, Jake and George, had a bond with daughter Evie before she was even born. While making an appearance on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show,’ the singer explained that he learned how to swaddle by practicing on the two dogs.

“They were very patient,” Dierks says of his beloved dogs, adding that they have been very accepting of Evie despite understandable concerns from him and his wife, Cassidy. “Jake thinks his job is to protect me from squirrels,” the proud dad explains. “And he thought kids were big squirrels.”

It didn’t take Jake long to understand that Evie, now eight months old, was a member of the family and also someone to be protected. “He’s been great, ever since she came along,” Bentley praised his pet. “I brought the blanket home [from the hospital] and [let him] sniff it before she arrived. He’s funny, we’ll go to check on Evie and we’ll look into the crib and there’s Jake, right there with us. He wants to check on her, too.”

Evie is the first child for the Bentleys. Dierks also notes that he now speaks two languages: English and baby talk, a necessity for first-time dads who want to communicate with their babies!

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