We don't have any pets. Matt desperately wants a dog, but we had to put that on hold while we wait on "cricket" to arrive. Until then, we live vicariously through our friend's pets. Actually I've never had a pet growing up (just a lot of fish) so I don't really have that animal bond instinct. It's like all dogs and cats know this as soon as they see/smell me...and we just mind our own business. (Works for both parties)
Well since news of the baby... all pets have been "different" towards me. In particular, the dogs. They tend to flock to me, stare (very intently), follow me around and even go as far as to lay their head on my lap and nudge my belly. Yes... actually contact. lol. At first I just brushed it off, but this past weekend it got even weirder.
We went for a Christmas party at our friends' place and their dog, normally a hyper and playful lil guy...acted completely subdued. By the end of the night he had decided he would set up residence on my lap. What killed me was when Matt would try to rub my leg... Riley would start to show his teeth in protection. Seriously.. I think he sensed the baby and made it his duty to protect us for the night. It was so amusing to me.
Oh yeah... and I totally have a picture...
But what do you all think? Do animals... especially dogs, have a sixth sense about these things?