Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Psychic Dog Knows I'm Pregnant Before I Do
Did Your Dog Know Before You Did?
I happen to have an exceptionally cuddly dog. Really sweet and fluffy, a cross between a King Charles Cavalier and a Springer. His name is Raffi and he is one of the loves of my life. He follows me everywhere, up the stairs, down the stairs, into the kitchen, to the toilet, sits on the side while I am soaking in the tub, and if I am in bed ,he wants to spoon with one paw in my hand. I understand that for some people this is excessive, but this is life with my dog. We do a lot together and I love my time with him.
When I got pregnant though, before I even knew myself, I noticed that Raffi, instead of laying across my legs or with his head on my feet, always wanted to be sitting with his head across my stomach. I know they have a strong sense of smell and of hearing as well, so I wonder if he could hear the baby's heart beat before I knew I was pregnant.
Since then, we have nicknamed him Velcro Dog. He is like glue and very protective. As I am sure you have already read, I have had horrendous morning, noon and night sickness and sometimes I feel like he is there for moral support. I will be violently ill, go and lay down and he is immediately next to me. He has started to do the cutest thing. He lies behind me when I am lying on my side and puts his head over my neck so it rests between my shoulder and my face. It's like he's saying. "Feel Better". I'm almost expecting him to show up with tea and biscuits.
Here is a picture of the Three of us: