(Closed) Any bees have furbabies before getting pregnant/having baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have babies, but I’m worried about my cat scratching my baby when I do have one. She scratches me a lot, even though I know she doesn’t mean toFrown.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@redheadem: Nail caps!  I used to use Soft Paws.  Mine were to keep my cat from scratching the furniture, but they could also keep them from scratching you!

I don’t have kids but I can’t imagine getting rid of my two kitties for anything short of them hurting the child.  Which I can’t picture happening because my cats are pretty chill.  I know there will be adjustment time, but I’ll be prepared.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

We won’t try to have children for a few years but we definitely won’t get rid our of pets (dog and cat) when we do. My dog (beagle) is great around children and I’m sure the cat would be fine as well, based on her behavior. 

Our pets are a part of our family. I honestly think it’s irresponsible to get pets then give them away a few years later when you have children. Pets are a commitment. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have three cats.  I use soft paws on one of them to keep her from scratching the furniture.  One of my three cats is in a habitual bad attitude but she can’t jump/climb things anyways so I’m not concerned about our children.  As toddlers, they’ll learn not to touch the cats.  My cats also have their claws trimmed regularly.  I would only be worried if the pet bites.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

This post makes me so upset 🙁 I loved my dog like it really was my baby. I took her everywhere with me. She was great with my 4 yr old bonus son. He could pull her ears and poke in the eyes and she would just take it. I never had any concern about her and children. When I got pregnant, she started acting aggressivley towards my crotch. She would start to sniff me and try to bite me down there :/ Then the further I got in my pregnancy she started peeing on me. She would pee on my feet, she would pee on me in the middle of the night, she wouldn’t stop. I took her to the vet and he explained that some animals who are very close with their owners can have a negative reaction, when they smell a hormonal change. After a couple months of trying to deal with it, we had to give her up. My heart is still breaking. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hear about and see this all the time. It really pisses me off. Someone on fb recently posted that she hopes her 14 year old cat dies soon so she doesn’t have to worry about her son picking up hair off the floor. Seriously? Who thinks that? She adored this cat for 14 f’n years but now she just wants it gone. Pets are a LIFETIME committment. Ughh, I am getting angry just writing this.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

We don’t have kids yet, but as soon as we find out I’m pregnant, our puppy is going to school to learn how to love a human sibling. She is our baby right now, and she gets all of our attention (well, shared with our ferrets). She loves children, but I think she will have adjustment issues. We would NEVER surrender her– she’s our little girl! But, we want her to be happy with our new baby as well. So, we’ll all take classes when the time comes so she can be as excited as we are.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mwitter80: I’m sorry, that is so sad!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have 2 dogs, both who are 6 years old. We have no plans of getting rid of them, though they might go stay with my Mother-In-Law for short time after delivery. They’ve been in our care since 8 weeks old, and we plan on keeping it that way until they die. 

 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have a cat and have had her before muchkin was born. Cat is very weary of muchkin and leaves him alone. We also do not allow the cat in muchkins room.  Lately she does come up and smell him but doesn’t do anything. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have two dogs that we had long before we decided to TTC, and we haven’t had any issues with our boys adjusting to Dirty Delete.  In fact, they LOVE her (probably because she drops food during dinner and sneaks them treats from the pantry, lol) and she loves them.  The first thing she asks for in the mornings is to see the dogs.  🙂  It’s very cute.

Even though it can be a little trying on my patience, I couldn’t imagine giving up my puppies.  And, luckily, we haven’t had any behavioral issues to deal with, so there’s never been a need for us to.

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