QOTW - Pets

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QOTW - Pets

Do you have any pets? Any concerns with how your pet will react to the new family member? Any speficic things you will do to help your pet cope?

rmc
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Joined: 07/27/03
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We have one cat and after having 2 other kids, I have no worries. I was wooried before the first becuase he loved to lay in the crib but after the moment the first baby was born he never laid in there again. He is a very relaxed laid back cat.

Joined: 04/30/09
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At our house we just have DH's geckos that live in their little homes in my office so they aren't a kid issue. We can't wait to get a dog but I told DH I want to wait until this baby's around a year or more before adding a pooch. I would love to have a kitty but we'll be waiting until after we're done having kids to do that as DH refuses to clean litter boxes.

rmc
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I should mention at the time, we did have another cat, but she wanted nothing to do with anybody but me and she definitely was not a problem either. But a lot of it was show. The first time she heard Sadie cry when she brought her home, it was like a mother's instinct told her something was wrong and she wanted me to help her. Sadly she is in kitty heaven.

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Joined: 06/04/07
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We have two dogs and a guinea pig. Our oldest dog, Molly, is sweet and, well... she's just too old to be a problem! LOL But we recently adopted a one year old dog that is pretty rambunctious so it will be interesting to see how she reacts to a new baby. My DH always brings home the baby's blanket before I bring the baby home from the hospital. That way the dogs can get used to the baby's scent--not sure if that really helps, but it doesn't hurt. All in all, we're not too worried. Smile

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Joined: 09/19/03
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we have 2 cats. they took to Jessica just find. She beats them up. The cat bit her once, but is very calm. They get along great. The cat loves laying with her

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Joined: 05/20/08
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I'll be interested to see how our 11year old pug Abe does. He was "ok" with DD.... but when she would cry if she was reachable, say in her bouncy seat, he would do this thing where he would sort of head-butt her. From what I've read, I think it was his way of correcting her and telling her to stop, that we don't do that in this pack. I never had any true fears of him biting her or anything.... but all the same I took the advise of books and didn't leave the two of them alone together.... especially when she was old enough to grab him and stuff.

Now he's 3 years older and much much slower. Part of me wonders if he'll just be like "whatever". Smile