Monday, November 3, 2008

my personal escort...

Meet Buddy...

He's a good dog.

He's a mix between a German Shorthaired Pointer and a Brittney Spaniel.
Buddy is about 7 years old.
Buddy would never harm a thing... not even a fly.
Well, actually one of his favorite past times is catching bugs.
In fact, his name was almost Bugs when JB adopted him at about 4 months of age... but my step-son, Jackson, insisted on "Buddy".
But other than that gross little hobby, he's all bark.

He too is a tad overweight... it's my fault.
I just have a weakness for feeding the people... errr, I mean, the things I love good food.
Ok, enough about Buddy's weight... he's happy and that's all that matters, right? I mean, I have a good friend who calls a little extra weight, "happy pounds"... and I'm sure we all have 'em. There's nothing wrong with a few extra "happy pounds" on anyone!
Now, back to my point here...
Buddy has become my personal escort and bodyguard since we found out we were expecting back in March.
At first, I didn't think anything of it. I just thought that for some strange reason he, all of a sudden, wanted to sleep and hang out under our bed. His barking at anything and everything... and sometimes nothing also became excessive. I still didn't catch on.

It was only after I realized that every time I got up to move around the house he was up and in front of me. He would even race ahead to catch up to be the "leader" and look back to make sure I was still following. And then it hit me... he's escorting me to the kitchen, to the bathroom, and to put laundry away. If for a moment he gets distracted and looses sight of me, he'll come searching and pick up where he left off.
It's the weirdest thing.
It's also sometimes a bit annoying.
I did actually look it up and yes, it's a fact that although dogs might not know exactly what is going on, they can sense and even smell a change in a woman when she becomes pregnant. They can become extra clingy and cuddly. They can become obsessed with smelling you (he sometimes will do this too) and they can become extra protective and want to escort you around everywhere.

And although it's a bit annoying at times, I've never had a personal escort... So, for the last remaining 3 weeks (more or less), I'll try to enjoy it... even cherish it.
After all, in his mind he's doing his job... and he's doing a good job at that!
Good boy, Buddy!


Barbara Bakes said...

What a great friend!

Amy said...

I love Buddy!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I bet he's not spoiled either. ~wink~

Your pumpkin spice muffins turned out beautiful!

Candy said...

Buddy is a great guy! I bet he'll protect the new baby too.