Pregnancy is always a long wait for families. It’s an exciting 9 months that is awash with all kinds of emotions. From excitement to worry about one’s ability to live up to the task of parenthood.

But, it’s not just the humans in the family that experience a myriad of emotions during a period of pregnancy. It’s also the pets of the household as well.

Most people will be quick to dismiss animals as having emotions and a sense of awareness. But, those of us who have pets in our home know the opposite. Our animals are quite capable of knowing what is happening when a new arrival is about to join the family. There are many stories of dogs and other pets that just “know” there is a baby growing in their owners’ bellies.

I’m an only child, so I never had any siblings or got to experience that hustle and bustle of the nine months prior to a baby being born. But, my parents did note that the cat they had before I was born was quite intuitive about my impending arrival. She always purred and head-butted my mom’s belly while I was in there. 

And there is one pup who was very patient during the entire duration of pregnancy. After the long wait, the pup was very happy about seeing the long-awaited baby. The reaction was quite adorable. The Chihuahua named Quica was finally able to get to know his little brother after all those months.

Throughout the pregnancy, Quica had already been practicing his protective big brother skills by constantly standing guard whenever he was by his pregnant owner’s 9 months old belly. It was as though the two were already forming a strong and unbreakable bond. 

The gentle little Quica was excited to finally get to meet baby Nicholas. Little Nicholas’s father brought him out to meet Quica. He was so happy that he did a back roll out of sheer excitement. The cutest sight was Quica’s tail which was madly waving the entire time. Watching this little pup say hello to the newest member of the family definitely showed how they’re off to a great start. They will undoubtedly be the best of friends. 

Watch them below:

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