Post # 1
I just put this under ‘pregnant”, since that is the main subject. it can be moved to “Pets” if needed.
Anyway, my Maestro has always been clingy, but lately………………………… OMG!! He is on my heels at every given moment of the day. He even comes in the bathroom with me now. LOL He used to just sit outside the door. NOT NOW! If I push the door up, he’ll just nudge it open with his nose and come on in.
Also, as soon as I sit down he hops on my lap. I guess he knows what’s going on. I think that’ll he’ll probably end up being very protective of the baby.
Is he the only one?
Post # 3
You’re not the only one. My dogs became extremely clingy and we really noticed this in my older dog who usually hates to be cuddled and can be somewhat of a loner when we are all home. She cries sometimes and makes me stop what I am doing so she can lay her head on my belly. My younger pup who was already my shadow has become more protective. She circles around me when we are around strangers and her newest thing, which we are working on breaking, is she guards our belongings like a bag and leash if I put them down and she barks if anyone goes near them. Just something new to work on before the baby arrives 🙂
Post # 4
@roxy821: He does like to lie his head on my belly and look up at me. Kind of like saying, “really, mom. Are you replacing me?” This weekend my hubby brought me breakfast in bed, while Maestro was planted on top of my belly. I was so shocked when Maestro started growling at him!!
Post # 5
Our dog, Timmy, tends to go back and forth on how he seems to feel about the whole thing but I think he knows. He’s even more protective of me and will follow me more than he used to (he used to be my husband’s best friend all the time). But sometimes he seems apprehensive when he’s around me.
Our cat, Milo, has been super clingy all the time though. I think he knew before we did and he has loved sitting in my lap (while he could, now he doesn’t really fit) and snuggling with me. He’s put his paws on my stomach sometimes and will nuzzle up to my stomach as well.
I do think both of them are going to be very protective of and love the baby though once they get past any frustration with not being the center of attention as much.
Post # 6
@PrncssDva- I tell my girls (not that they understand) but that I’m not replacing them just giving them little kids to play with for the rest of their lives. Aww your poor DH! My dogs wouldn’t let DH near me when I was sick. I tried to tell them it’s not his fault but it actually is lol.
Post # 7
@roxy821: LOL…yeap it is totally his fault! I actually told Maestro about the baby when I was waiting for hubby to come home and surprise him. I guess I will remind him that he’s still my baby. I actually refer to him as my first born lol.
Post # 8
Not pregnant, but do have a furbaby and will have a child in the future. Animals, particularly dogs, seem to just “know.” I’m glad my pup loves kids to death and helped a 1 1/2 year old walk across a living room; but everyone I know who loves the furry kind say that their animals just change a little when you’re expecting.
Just to be safe though, with my little guy I’m going to get a lot of baby stuff in advance and teach him that you don’t jump on the high chair, etc. 🙂
Post # 9
lol hmmm no, I’m not pregnant, but this makes me wonder if my cat, Luna, will be clingy when I am!
She’s super clingy when I’m sick…never stops touching me. 🙂
Post # 10
My cats take turns incubating my tummy, LOL! They started within 48 hours of my getting pregnant, I swear. It was one of my big first clues! Right now one of them is smooshed up against my elbow because he’s upset I won’t take the laptop off my lap for him!
Post # 11
My dogs are now extremely protective of me. They watch me when I take a shower, guard the bed while I am sleeping, and just in general want to keep “Mommy” safe. They are excited that I am having a “puppy” and they can’t wait to be a big brother and big sister.
Post # 12
My dog didn’t change too much at first. He’s normally very affectionate though.
Then I ended up off work 3 months before I was due, and was spending every day home with him. He layed on the sofa with me on days where I was in too much pain to get up. He cuddled with me, and ate with me. lol
When DD was born, he adjusted SO well. He seemed to just know that she was a new member of the family.
He had a few days where he threw a “tantrum” (refusing to come inside) because he wasn’t cuddling with me on the sofa every day and not getting all the attention…but he got over it. lol
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church
This thread, more than any other, makes me wish for a “like” function on here. I do love those furchildren! (although I almost tremble at the thought of our five dogs and seven cats being even more clingy if I ever have a man cub on the way!)
Post # 14
All of your stories are so heart warming! I hope my pup acts the same when our time comes.
I am not pregnant, but my puppy does NOT like other animals at all (cats, bunnies, etc). She is tolerant of other dogs, but I don’t think she would be happy if we had another living with us. She needs to always be reminded that she is the center of our lives. I am worried how she will react when I do have a baby. I just hope that she recognizes it as another human (she loves humans), and not a threat!
Post # 15
My Dog hasn’t seemed to change much. She has always thought she was a lap dog (she’s too big for it) but she tries. The cat on the other hand is really neat to see the change. She is ferral and has always slept on the dog bed in our room. But when you came near her she ran under the bed and hid. She would occasionally talk to me and allow me to pet. Recently she has allowed me to pick her up and purred while I held her! And she has allowed me to sit next to her on the dog bed and pet her. So glad she has changed and I hope we continue to make progress. The dog is going to have a hard time not being the center of attention.