Are there other new moms out there who have suddenly taken a strong dislike to the family pet that they used to love, or at least like? The dog now drives me INSANE -- she has a barking problem, which wakes me up (and I'm pretty sleep-deprived) and sometimes my toddler; she leaves clumps of dog hair and dirt and twigs and leaves from the yard all around the house, which I then have to vacuum every day since my son spends all his time down on the floor, she hovers around the high chair when I'm feeding my son and will slobber all over his hands if I don't put her outside, she's big and hyperactive and smells bad -- I could go on. Before my son was born I didn't have really strong feelings either way about the dog. Now, I can't even stand looking at her. I find myself wishing she would escape from the backyard and never come back. Anyone else out there feel like this?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Mar. 7, 2010 in Pets
Answer by Marix3 at 9:47 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:02 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
When my daughter was first born i felt the same way about our dog Minnie, and our cat Isis. The only difference was Minnie did not like my daughter and became aggressive around her. We had to get rid of her. My daughter is six months now and I'm starting to feel less "dislike" for Isis. when my daughter is around i get really fend up with Isis, but during naps or after she goes to bed Isis doesn't bother me. Her actions don't change i think its just my mind set that changes. Give your dog some time and see if your feelings change.
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