While I realise that dogs probably don’t feel jealousy in the same way that we humans do, my dog was showing something very akin to it last week. During my friend’s visit Bailey got really “jealous” and would demand attention or wanting to be part of the cuddling as much as possible.
The first few days was fine, but when he seemed to realise that my friend wasn’t going away he got very possessive. Not aggressive, but wanting attention and cuddles. Every time my friend and I would share a kiss while in the kitchen or so, Bailey would come charging and jump up wanting to join in.
If we were sitting on the couch cuddling he’d come and stand next to us and whine, putting his head on my lap. It was a little bit frustrating, but also quite adorable. We made a game out of trying to kiss as quietly as possible to see if we could “sneak” it past him!
The week in general was nice. It was great having my friend over for such a long time, and we hope that we can do it again sometime soon. (As in, not in another eight months!)