Cowell calls expert to help dogs adjust to new baby

Cowell calls expert to help dogs adjust to new baby

Simon Cowell has hired a dog expert to help his pets adjust to his baby son.

The music mogul and girlfriend Lauren Silverman had doted on puppies Squiddly and Diddly since welcoming them into their home in October, so the 'X Factor' boss didn't want them to feel snubbed following the arrival of baby Eric earlier this month and enlisted the services of Edward Alava to ensure they weren't upset by the infant.

A source said: "Edward advised Simon on how to familiarise the dogs to Eric, telling Simon to put one of Eric's blankets in the pup's basket so they could get used to the newborn's smell."

Edward was also asked to take care of the Yorkshire terriers in the days following Eric's birth and he bought some special gifts to keep the dogs comfortable when they went walking outside in New York.

The source added to the New York Post newspaper: "Edward would come to Simon's hotel, the St. Regis, to care for his two dogs and would walk them three times a day. Because of the snowy weather, Edward brought cashmere sweaters for the dogs and leather snow boots."

The dogs won't have been worried about the weather this weekend, as they were seen with Simon, Lauren and Eric enjoying a break in Miami, Florida.

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