Our first baby, CeCe has really taken to Fiona more and more and the older she gets, the closer they seem to be. Fiona loves to give her hugs and kisses and throw throw her frisbee, she calls her in from the yard, gives her her food bowl and laughs at her wagging tail. CeCe is always following her around loves for us all to be together. I try to either throw frisbees in the yard or take her for walks every evening, but lately she has been putting the brakes on during walks. It is the strangest thing, we will get a few minutes in and then all of a sudden she will freeze and really dig in no matter how hard you pull. Sometimes I am able to coax her further, sometimes not. At first of course I thought she was injured, so I always check her legs and paws, but nothing. Then one day it dawned on me; this started soon after I found out I was pregnant. I know CeCe knows I'm pregnant because she has already started nosing my belly some nights in bed.
So I put together this little theory, and so far I have been right every time. CeCe will pull back if I am with her by myself and Pat and Fiona are at home. The same thing happens if Pat takes her by herself and Fiona and I are home. She doesn't pull back when we are all together or if someone just isn't home when we leave for the walk. This has been consistent EVERY SINGLE TIME since I started this little experiment. She is Shepherding us! Once we get outside of a certain radius of the house, she gets uncomfortable with us being separated and pulls to head home. What a mama dog, right?
Sometimes I can't believe how intuitive animals how and how protective and loyal they can be. Especially German Shepherds. Her job is going to get harder when we introduce a new baby in March, but I know she is up for the challenge!
We love you CeCe, even when you push your toys on us and steal the covers.