They say that dogs can sense when you are pregnant or poorly, so naturally, I was really interested to see how Robbie would react to me and our big news. Robbie is a super intuitive dog, he picks up on the smallest thing – he can tell when you are in a bad mood (usually hiding under the dining room table for cover) or when you are feeling when you are feeling sad he’ll kindly offer a comforting soft ear to cry on. Since finding out I was pregnant in June, his behaviour changed towards me almost overnight, so I’m 100% sure he knows whats going on. I’m sure the new addition to the family will not be too much of a surprise to him, although I do wonder if he’s starting to feel a bit worried about being pushed out (which of course, won’t happen) or jealous as he’s a very needy dog. Here is how he’s been over the last few months:
ROBBIE AT HOME:
When I am in the house he will not leave my side, he will literally sit as close to me as he possibly can, snuggling right into my lap. Often if I’m on my laptop, he’ll place his head on my lap meaning I have to drape my arms over him to type, plus he has an annoying habit of letting his ears flop over the keyboard, every time I move them he plops them back down again, so usually half my blog time is taken up my constant ear-scooping. If I go into a different room, he’ll follow me. He’s just by my side 24/7, sleeping on our bed and sitting on the sofa when we are. If I cook, he’ll sit in the kitchen. He’s literally watching my every move and is by my side full time. Oh and I never get to use the toilet in private anymore, so that’s great practice for having a child.
ROBBIE ON WALKS:
Robbie is usually a really friendly dog whilst out on walks, always playing with other dogs and sniffing their bums, as dogs do. However just recently on walks with me (and only if I’m alone with him) he’s become a bit aggressive towards other dogs, which is a bit embarrassing. Usually when I take him off the lead he will run off into the countryside for a good snorkel around, but now he will only go a few steps from my side, he won’t ever run off and if another dog runs by he’ll usually growl at them and be a bit snappy, although as he’s such a soft dog deep inside it sounds a bit pathetic! I’m sure if the other dog snapped back he’d just cower as he’s a timid little thing really, but kudos to him for trying! 🙂 I keep having to apologise to people and tell them he’s just being like that because I’m pregnant. Hopefully he’ll snap out of it when the baby is born, or maybe he’ll be double protective of our littlest member of the family – who knows!
Robbie just has the sweetest personality of any dogs I’ve ever met. I know I’m biased but he really is a little character and so unique. He is a member of the family in every way and I don’t know what I’d do without him, so I ensure he’s looked after in every way. I am sure we won’t push him aside when the baby comes, we’ve already been talking about presents to buy him so he feels included in all the changes, when they happen! Pets truly are family and he means the world to me!
Post written in collaboration with RSPCA