my other baby

I have two babies but I only gave birth to one of them. My other child is my 8 yr old English pointer, Halley. I got her when she was 18 months old from my boyfriend at the time. She has been such a great dog. I don’t know what I would do without her.

When I was pregnant we were worried about her and our other dog, Jess. How they would react to the baby, would they fight over the baby, nip, etc. My biggest concern was Jess, he was never good with people to begin with so a baby would be a real big concern. When I went into labor both dogs were in bed with me and pushed at almost every contraction. They were really good about that. I loved them for that. I tried to do like the books tell you and have hubby bring home a blanket that smelled like my daughter for the dogs to smell but we just forgot about it. But I did go in the house before he brought her in so I could see my baby. Both of them were really good when she first came home. Halley didn’t go in her room but Jess did, that was something that we really had to work on with him.

Savie was always in a bouncer or her swing while I cleaned and the dogs were always wanting in and out. I just knew it was a matter of time before Savie got hit with Halley’s tail. We were counting the days. But it never happened. Halley would walk by the swing and her tail would stop.

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