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:


  1. How clever Raffi! Bella wouldn't sit on my tummy when preggers with Amelie. xx

  2. Maybe she thought your tummy was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. haha. xx

  3. Allegra knew. She became super clingy.
    They say you smell different when pregnant. This is probably how dogs know.

  4. Harriet Childs24 May 2012 at 22:18

    Lyric knew too! She used to rest her chin on my tummy and was most upset when, in the later months, she often got kicked off!

  5. haha - poor Lyric ( lovely name by the way) I wonder if Raffi will start to get jealous...