Jealousy

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!)

My sweet, jealous dog


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    • *lol* Yes, he’s one big furball so it’s hard to tell.. he’s looking sort of sideways in the direction of the camera.

    • We had a great visit πŸ™‚ And it was funny. I guess I should be glad it wasn’t worse than whining or jumping up to join in, since I read later about dogs who get aggressive. Mine’s a little wuss though, so I don’t see him being aggressive towards people *lol*

  1. He just feels very protective of you as I guess he is used to having you all to himself! My lab used to be the same, but he got used to me giving someone else the attention after a few weeks, as long as we both still fussed with him and let him join in with cuddles on the sofa πŸ™‚
    He took to just sitting staring at us, which was a little disconcerting, but very cute in his own daft way!
    Glad you had a lovely time though πŸ˜€

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