When you find our you're pregnant and have a dog that is your life people start giving you their opinions.
"They will become 'just the dog'"
I was always disturbed by this and almost found it offensive.
I vowed to NEVER be one of those people.
So today's post is about my opinion.
I find it NOT true.
Maybe it has something to do with how you acquired the dog, how long you've had it, etc.
Buddy and I have been together from the beginning.
I acquired him while in a relationship prior to my husband.
He has been my 'baby' for years............
We have been through a lot together and he's always been there.
For goodness sake, for the longest time it was just me and him on our Christmas cards!
So, I was worried about what would happen when Shelby made her arrival.
I was afraid he would be jealous and leave his mark on her things and go into depression.
We had even planned to have him stay with my in-laws the first week Shelby was home but then we changed our mind.
He stayed and Brad brought one of Shelby's swaddle blankets home from the hospital prior to bring her home.
He took right to it.
I think he already knew what was going to happen because he became very clingy to me right before I delivered.
After we brought her home he was great with her and continues to be.
He does goes bonkers when people come to visit and pulls out all his toys so they will play with him and not Shelby but it's not that bad.
We still make a serious effort to give him lots of love and attention even though he's not 'top dog' anymore.
I don't feel any less love for him than I have before.
He's part of our family...
He even participates in story time.
I decided to post about this when snuggling on the couch with him last night.
Buddy gets his special time after Shelby goes to bed around 7-7:30pm.
He knows it too.
He hops right up on the couch and expects rubs and love.
So, does the pooch become 'just a dog', after you have a baby?
I say no!!!!!!
I think they're always part of your family, at least that's what we have found.
He's just as important and special to us as he was before.
He just doesn't get as much playtime with us as he did before.
But he's adjusting.
Anyone else have a similar experience?