Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Tagar's Instinct

It was a few days before my due date. The doctor had put us on 'anytime now' alert - the hospital bag was packed and ready to go. I was huge, and was waddling around grumpily.

That day I started having more frequent pains. Not close enough to warrant a rush to the hospital, but definitely getting more pronounced and frequent. And then Tagar did something that amazed us (so much so I've told this stories many many times since).

Tagar started tailing me closely around that day, which is not normally a habit of hers. Each time the pain came she snuggled up to me, put her head on my lap and looked at me. And she just kept her head on my lap, moving off only after a long while.

Tagar repeated that the whole day, sticking close by at all times. I restlessly moved around a lot, sitting here, there and everywhere, and anywhere I sat I got a comforting head on my lap.

I knew I was going to pop very, very soon, judging by Tagar's unusual behavior. Sure enough, that night we went to the hospital and the next day we welcomed a little red wrinkled person into our family.

And really, some people wonder why you can love a dog too much. =)

A Tagar

10 comments:

DC said...

Tagar's beautiful. And congrats for the new arrival!

may_catz said...

Mother instinct! It's incredible..

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Despite what Togo used to paw about her, she's furry special!

Tank woo fur sharing this special bonding time with her!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: We hope the little human pup is doing well!

Che-Cheh said...

Amazing. :)

Lorenza said...

Tagar knew!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

What a great story - hope the little one's middle name is Tagar:)

Woos, the OP Pack

Tanuki Maxx said...

Kongrats on your new addition! Tagar's really amazing!

Cheers,
Maxx

Fred said...

Good job, Tagar!

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent job, Tagar. We love stories like these.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Tagar was just helping you along since she is the experienced mom!

Kat

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