What boy has never dreamed of uttering those words? In this case, though. it's not a teenage girl, but it is Jean the Vitagraph Dog, a charming animal star of the era. Soon enough, Jean becomes the baby's only friend; tragedy threatens the household, but fortunately Jean is there to save the day!
Jean's starring presence in this trivial but charming movie makes me believe the director of this short was Laurence Trimble, one of Vitagraph's leading directors and Jean's owner and frequent director; of her eighteen listed appearances, twelve are credited to him. He later also brought Strongheart, one of the early German Shepherd stars to America and the screen.
Also of interest for the quick of eye is a very quick appearance by Wallace Reid. He shows up near the piano at about the 3:30 mark.
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