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Seth Meyers Jokes He ‘Cares Less’ About His Canine Since Welcoming Son: ‘You Have a Kid and the Dog Is Very Secondary’

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Seth Meyers‘ dog isn’t exactly thrilled about being a big sister.

The late night host admitted on Live! with Kelly and Ryan on Monday that his 5-year-old Italian greyhound Frisbee has kind of taken a backseat since son Ashe‘s arrival in March last year.

“The dog was the practice child,” Meyers said, laughing. “The dog has figured out that we care less about it, I will say.”

He added, “We’re trying very hard, but you know, when you have a kid the dog is very secondary.”

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Meyers – who shares Ashe and Frisbee with wife Alexi – said that the dog hasn’t given up hope of being the favorite child, though.

“I will say sometimes to the baby, ‘Hey, will you give me a hug,’ and the speed in which the dog runs into my arms, before the baby can get there,” said the 43-year-old. “She’s like ‘Look, I know these words too!’ ”

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As for Ashe – who celebrated his first birthday in March – Meyers said he and Alexi are just enjoying all the milestones, like his recent mastery of rolling around a ball.

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Before fatherhood, Meyers admitted, such little feats seemed trivial.

“It’s amazing, I will stress this, I did not care about other people’s children, ever. I never did,” he said.


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Now, Meyers said, “I’m so impressed with everything he does and talk about it constantly.”