Apparently our cat, Mcmuffin, thinks that everything we’ve brought into the house for Annabelle is a new present for him. I mean, what only child would think otherwise? We’ve done everything possible, including keeping the nursery door closed 24/7, to keep him out of/off of her things. HOWEVER, this does not stop him from finding ways to sneak into her stroller, hop onto her changing table, or snuggle in her blankets.
The best part about Muffin’s behavior is that he usually knows he is doing something wrong when he climbs on her things. Whenever I catch him, he closes his eyes to become invisible OR runs away and hides under our bed. Sometimes he even meow-yowls at me when I try to move him.
We don’t know how he will react when we bring Annabelle home from the hospital. He could think she is just another present for him to play with or he could take up permanent residence under our bed. If my Grandma were still alive, I know she would tell us to get rid of him. She always thought cats were evil and would suck the breathe out of your baby at night. I don’t worry about them growing older together – B and I have visions of Annabelle tossing Muffin over her shoulder as she waddles around the house. It’s just the introduction… and the first few months…that make me nervous.
So… is the first born furbaby going to get jealous?!
Or is he going to be a good big brother?
Have you ever brought a baby home to your pet?
How did your firstborn furbaby react?