Pets and babies seem like a match made in heaven, but it doesn't always end up that way. If you've owned a beloved pet for awhile, you know how loyal they are to their person. And as an official part of the family, they probably feel like it's your duty to run things by them before you commit to any big life changes. So the whole "having a baby" thing? Yeah, that might be a problem for them. In fact, there may be some subtle signs your pet resents your baby.
When my daughter was an infant, my partner and I owned a cat who instantly hated her. Like, it's unreal how fast he decided she was the end of his life as he knew it. From the moment we brought her home from the hospital, this cat hissed and hid, clearly cursing me and my life choices. I'd love to say things ended peacefully, but by the time my daughter started crawling, then walking, things took a turn for the worse. Not only did our cat seriously resent our child (who'd been around awhile by this point and obviously wasn't going anywhere), he actually became aggressive toward her.
Luckily, we found a great home for him with a family that didn't have any children, but I hated to be in that position in the first place. The optimist in me hoped he'd come around, but I guess some pets just don't get along with miniature humans. Of course, that's also an extreme case, and there are many fur babies that learn how to get along with human babies. In the end, and just like newborns themselves, it depends on the pet. So with that in mind, here are some signs you pet is harboring a lingering resentment toward your baby that you should probably, you know, deal with.