There were a few clues that made me think I was pregnant before I knew for sure… My strange cravings for breakfast tacos at 11 o’clock at night several days in a row. My unusual urge to pee in the middle of the night. And my lack of some “time of the month” symptoms. But one little nudge I didn’t expect was the constant cold, wet one between my legs by my dog Snoop.
Yea, I know dogs sniffing people in the butt or crotch-region isn’t anything unusual for many people who are around dogs a lot, but this generally isn’t like Snoop. I racked my brain to remember where I had been through the day… Around other animals? Good-tasting food? What the heck was he sniffing?
His weird tendencies continued. He got a hold of my underwear.. And would chew out the very-important crotch area… What? Thanks a lot Snoop! I have to drive a hour and a half to get these (I know some of you know what I mean)! Thanks pup, but if I wanted crotchless panties I would have gone to Fredericks of Hollywood!
He literally ruined 5 pairs of underwear, and he’s NEVER done this before… Oh, and he has never chewed up any kind of clothing before. It did made me feel a little better when I found a pair of my husband’s underwear chewed up too earlier this week, but I still don’t get it. Clean, dirty, he didn’t seem to mind. But he’d find the hamper, his victim and chew it up.Then he started acting weird around me… While calm, he’ll look at me and whine and ALWAYS have to be near me. He follows me around everywhere and sits as close to me as he can. He use to follow either me or my husband around, but now it’s always me. There have been a few times that I’ve been watching TV and he’ll come over, pace back and forth in front of me then actually jump on my lap… And this is a 50 pound dog we’re talking about. He’ll move slightly to my side then put his face on my lap.
At night he usually sat on the foot of the bed, to the side so he wasn’t in either of our way. Now, he tries to lay near my stomach, or on top of my legs. It was cute at first, but now it’s pretty annoying. I yell at him and kick him to move… Mean, I know but you can’t mess with a preggo’s sleep!
I’ve read on a few sites that animals, particularly dogs can sense when their owner is pregnant. They can get more protective, more attached, and just act weird. Sometimes it’s because they notice their owners are are more sleepy, and or sick, they are getting less attention… And later, when you’re bigger, because you’re changing shape and walking weird.
Snoop, being part Shar-pei and I think Shepherd mix, has always been pretty protective, but now when we’re on a walk he’s extra alert of people walking buy us. He always runs to the door side-window when someone walks by or knocks on the door, he’s keeping an eye (and ear) out.
We watched a two-month-old for a few early hours on Black Friday. I slept downstairs with the baby in the bassinet, Snoop stayed with us, and was curious, yet calm and gentle around her.
I think Snoop will be a great big brother/ pet to little Spawnie. He already seems to be taking an interest.
Did your pets know you were pregnant? Or is Snoop just as weird as I am?