I posted this picture of my girls on facebook the other day and I tell people that I have two girls. A fur baby and a hairless baby.
And the reactions I get are mixed. I totally understand that not everyone is a dog person and that’s fine but I also get asked a lot how we prepared our fur baby Lucy for the arrival of Miss A. So let me share, See I suffered with depression as a teen and my dad got me a puppy at the advice of my doctor (who is now Miss A’s) and I’m so thankful for that. Lucy made me get up and out of my bed to go for walks or take her out to go potty. She made me smile when nothing else did. She is truly a great blessing. She is too smart for her own good. She is caring and loving and greets everyone with a wiggly butt and wet kiss.
Don’t get me wrong, we were nervous about adding Miss A to the mix, after all Lucy was the center of our lives. And I was scared, scared she would get put last. Our whole pregnancy we would touch my belly and tell her there was a baby coming. Witch I swear she knew what we ment. We also tried to cut back on the amount of snuggle time we normally showed her. She loved using my huge preggo belly for a pillow.
We also let her sniff EVERYTHING that went into the nursery. She was welcomed to go in there whenever she pleased. And we still allow that. Sometimes I find her checking on Miss A while she is napping.
The day we brought miss A home was so exciting and I was able to breath a sigh of relief. The day before my husband brought home a blanket from the hospital that miss A had been wrapped in for Lucy. My husband held the carseat while I gave Lucy some love (we had been away from each other for a week) and then we sat the carseat down and told Lucy to be easy. She sniffed the baby, wagged her tail looked at all of us and then licked miss A’s toe. An hour later Daddy, Miss A and Lucy all snuggled and watched tv.
I’ve enjoyed watching their love blossom and grow ever since. Lucy comes and gets us when the baby cries. Miss A now screams with excitement when she sees Lucy. They take naps together on the floor in my sewing studio. They play together. We even have their pictures taken together.
I hope this can help my preggo friends that are preparing their fur babies. I wish that someone would have told me that it would work out just fine. Now I only have to worry about the trouble they will get into once Miss A is moving. I already can see tutu’s and nail polish on both of them.