About six years ago, when I was seventeen, I found a two week old basset hound in a dumpster, nearly dead, full of fleas and ticks. He was very pitiful. I cleaned him up, nursed him back to health, and named him Sammy. Now, he's a healthy six year old boy, but still small for his breed. He is very sweet and is definitely a momma's boy but he is friendly to everyone. When I met my husband a year later, however, he became jealous and wouldn't have anything to do with him. If we were kissing on the couch, he would jump onto the couch between us and start licking my face, wrapped his leash around his legs, even lifted his leg on his shoes. Since we had no children in either family old young enough to be a ring bearer, my husband had the bright idea to let Sammy be our ring bearer. He carried a silk pouch around his neck with the rings but, during the vows, he howled every time he attempted to say "I do". I finally had to kneel and pet him so that we could finish our vows and when he knelt to "kiss the bride" Sammy decided to kiss me instead. We have been married for about two and a half years and Sammy has warmed up to him since then.
I was worried that he would be jealous, however, when I found out I was pregnant. While I was pregnant, Sammy became very protective of me. He would rest his long ears on my belly and lick me where the baby was resting. She was born on July 22nd and, when we brought her home, I was afraid that Sammy would be jealous of her. When I let the dogs meet her, Sammy sniffed her all over and then licked the top of her head. All five dogs slept in a semi circle around her bassinet and miss no opportunity to sniff her or nuzzle her. I had the baby on my couch, changing her diaper, and Sammy jumped up onto the couch to lay down beside her. I asked my husband to come and get her so that I could take a shower. When my husband reached for her, Sammy growled at him and then scooted closer to the baby, put his front leg around her, and pulled her closer. He won't let him anywhere near the baby and growl at me every time he tries to kiss me. My dog loves the baby but he is back to hating my husband.
Is it bad that I think this if funny? Has anyone else had this problem? How did you fix it?
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 7:51 AM on Jul. 29, 2012
I use to have a chihuahua/male, named Bob. He loved me, did the same thing your sammy does. My DH called him my boy friend. Mt DH could not sit next to me without Bob jumping up and sitting on my lap. We never had kids together though.
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