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Can your Shiba tell if you're pregnant?

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Where did all of- this hair come- from?
Barked: Mon Mar 24, '08 11:00pm PST 
Well, it's official. Yumi's mom is pregnant! We had to keep a lid on it for the first 3 months, but now she's free to be openly pregnant. Yay!

I was just wondering if any moms out there had noticed any changes in their Shiba's behavior after getting pregnant.

Love me!
Barked: Mon Mar 24, '08 11:11pm PST 
Wow... congratulations! What an exciting time for you. I'm sure your dog can tell that you're pregnant. I don't have any experience with this or evidence, but I'm sure that they can. They can detect cancer after all.

This is me- ignoring you!
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 6:17am PST 
CONGRATULATIONS!!! cheercheercheer What an exciting time for you!

I am sure they can tell something is different. They can detect hormonal changes, etc. I don't have a lot of experience either since I didn't carry to full term (miscarry). But my cat Ray-Ray knew I was pregnant before I did (didn't have Tikka at the time). He started jumping in my lap and head butting my stomach and kneading me and just generally acting very weird. I couldn't understand it, then about a week later I found out.

I'm interested to see how Yumi will interact with her new packmate!

Sarah- Smartypants

But I don WANT- to go back to- school!
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 6:19am PST 
Sarah can tell if sissy is about to have a seizure so I have no doubt that Yumi is well aware that mommy's going to have a human pup.

Congratulations! snoopy

Miss C.O.A
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 6:35am PST 
Wow, Ayumi's Mom... That's fantastic! What a joy! Smiling big for you...

(Aya just gave a very high pitched little toot--in celebration of your news, I'm sure!)

You obey ME!
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 7:10am PST 
Congratulations, Ayumi's mom! partypartypartypartyparty

Roux-- One Saucy- Redhead
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 7:19am PST 
Congrats!! party

Sleep now, take- over the world- later
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 7:19am PST 
Yay congratulations!! partyparty

I'm a snuggly- boy!
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 7:41am PST 
Congrats! party

born to pose
Barked: Tue Mar 25, '08 8:35am PST 
Congratulations!! What an exciting announcement!

So, Ayumi, here is the thing - I've heard these little creatures spill food...lotsa food, cheese cubes included. I think it is going to be awhile before this happens, but if you sit patiently by the dinner table for about 18 more months, I think you'll be golden.
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