I Think the Dog Knows. . .
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I'm pretty convinced our wheaten terrier, Lula, knows I'm pregnant. When or how she picked up on it is beyond me.
Normally she is pretty independent and more aloof (a terrier attitude if I'm not mistaken). She knows all of her commands and is quite smart, however, it is completely up to HER if she chooses to listen.
The past few weeks she has been more inclined to follow me around the house and lay with me up on the bed until I get up. Occasionally she will still go do her own thing, but not nearly with the same regularity as before. I mean, sometimes, there would be days where my husband would let her out of her crate in the morning and I wouldn't see her until 2pm.
The thing I have thought to be the weirdest tale tell sign that she knows something is up is how she has reacted whenever I'm gone. My husband mentioned that whenever I leave on the occasional nights to go tutor or nanny, Lula will lay on the mat in the kitchen next to the garage door. #1 She never lays on that mat, #2 She never follows you to the door you left through and stays there, #3 Once she hears your car leave she goes on to do other things. He said she just LAYS there. He said he tried to call her to play - nothing. Tried to give her a treat and she laid there and looked at him - so he gave her the treat on the mat and gave up. He said she finally stops when I come home, or if I'm out late, he forces her to go upstairs to put her into her crate for the night.
This is not our normal aloof Wheaten. I wonder how that stinker knows something is up. I wonder how much of it she actually understands.