+ Reply to Thread
Page 50 of 65 FirstFirst ... 40484950515260 ... LastLast
Results 491 to 500 of 646
  1. #491
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    353
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked
    110
    Reviews
    0
    Speaking of pets - those with dogs, have you found their quality of life changed much once baby arrives?

    I know it's easy to say nothing will change etc but is that reality?

  2. #492
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,056
    Thanks
    836
    Thanked
    776
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We have 2 dogs @Boxergirl, and DD is 5 months old.
    I think the dogs QoL has declined a bit since DD came along. They had a pretty high standard before that!
    On the plus side, I'm home with them a heap more than before, and they get away with a lot more because your attention is elsewhere.
    On the down side, I think they get less walks (or less of the kind they want- they get more street/footpath walks, when they would prefer off-lead rabbit chases that go for 2+ hrs). Also their bad habits will annoy you even more, and your patience will be pretty thin.
    There's certainly been times when I've thought the QoL for everyone (me, DP, DD and the dogs) would be better if we only had one dog.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to SJ565 For This Useful Post:

    Boxergirl  (02-09-2016)

  4. #493
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,406
    Thanks
    1,187
    Thanked
    8,045
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxergirl View Post
    Speaking of pets - those with dogs, have you found their quality of life changed much once baby arrives?

    I know it's easy to say nothing will change etc but is that reality?
    We don't have a dog, but we have a rabbit who lives like a dog (free range house bunny). Yeah her quality of life is probably not what it used to be (but better than most rabbits I would guess!).

    I've had to move her to our insulated shed instead of keeping her inside because she's always eating DSs books or peeing on his kid couch and I just can't deal with it.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to rainbow road For This Useful Post:

    Boxergirl  (02-09-2016)

  6. #494
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxergirl View Post
    Speaking of pets - those with dogs, have you found their quality of life changed much once baby arrives?

    I know it's easy to say nothing will change etc but is that reality?
    We actually had to rehome one of our dogs which was heartbreaking. Both dogs went through a rough patch when our DD arrived and they seemed to struggle with the "pack leader" hierarchy. Consequently one had to go which we really still struggle with as our dogs were our world for years and life clearly changes once bubs arrives. It's very hard to find the balance there

  7. #495
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    370
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked
    210
    Reviews
    0
    Welcome Teepot! DP and I have a 4 month old daughter.
    @Boxergirl - We have a furbaby (a Chihuahua X Pug) who was the centre of our worlds before Bub came along. DP has done a great job of keeping up the attention for the dog... but the dog definitely gets less attention from me now that DD is here. She was a bit confused in the first weeks when people would coo over the baby and she'd think 'hang on, that use to be me'. But now she's fine and despite things being different, she has adjusted. She values when DD gets put to bed at night and almost immediately gets out her favourite toys to play with us once DD is down.

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to TandR For This Useful Post:

    almai  (01-09-2016),Boxergirl  (02-09-2016),Teepot1579  (01-09-2016)

  9. #496
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    353
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked
    110
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks all for the perspectives. I'm hoping the dogs don't ending up lacking too much

    The aim is to try and maintain what they have now, but doesn't stop me from telling them I'll boot them outside to live lol (we have just moved into our brand new home with mud and no fencing )

  10. #497
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    353
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked
    110
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Teepot1579 View Post
    We actually had to rehome one of our dogs which was heartbreaking. Both dogs went through a rough patch when our DD arrived and they seemed to struggle with the "pack leader" hierarchy. Consequently one had to go which we really still struggle with as our dogs were our world for years and life clearly changes once bubs arrives. It's very hard to find the balance there
    Sorry that you had to do that

  11. #498
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,056
    Thanks
    836
    Thanked
    776
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We started the transition when I was about 4-5 months pregnant so the dogs wouldn't associate bubs arrival with their downgrading of status. I kind of needed the space towards the end of pregnancy anyway. Dogs out of the bed, off the couch, locked outside when we were home etc etc.
    Last edited by SJ565; 02-09-2016 at 11:03.

  12. #499
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    We started the transition when I was about 4-5 months pregnant so the dogs wouldn't associate bubs arrival with their downgrading of status. I kind of needed the space towards the end of pregnancy anyway. Dogs out of the bed, off the couch, locked outside when we were home etc etc.
    We also started the transition in my first trimester but for us it didn't work. We even brought our DD hospital blanket and clothes home for the dogs to smell but until DD and I came from from the hospital, that's when it all got confusing for the dogs. It's a big shift and sadly you can't explain it fully to them

  13. #500
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,056
    Thanks
    836
    Thanked
    776
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Teepot1579 View Post
    We also started the transition in my first trimester but for us it didn't work. We even brought our DD hospital blanket and clothes home for the dogs to smell but until DD and I came from from the hospital, that's when it all got confusing for the dogs. It's a big shift and sadly you can't explain it fully to them
    I'm sorry to hear it didn't go well for you guys. Ours have largely ignored bub since her arrival. Our success was pretty much due to the dogs personalities rather than anything specific we did.
    It's awful having to part ways with a much loved pet, sometimes I wonder whether our whippet would be happier in a house without a child in it. Something we might have to revisit in the future


 

Similar Threads

  1. Multiples Parents Chat Thread
    By Mod-Nomsie in forum Parents of Multiple-Births
    Replies: 283
    Last Post: 26-01-2016, 13:20
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-12-2013, 17:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Billington Street
For stationery as unique as you are! ♥ Handmade, custom designed stationery for all of life's celebrations
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!