Pregnant Mother Is Baffled When Her Dog Won’t Stop Barking, Doesn’t Realize He's Trying To Save Her.
New Household Puppy
We all know that dogs are people's best friends. They not only offer us companionship, but they make us smile and laugh. They also protect us and become guides when we've lost our way. They can also see dangers that we sometimes can't - as one woman from the UK learned.
Meet Keola, a 3-year-old American Akita living in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. In 2014, she became part of Alhanna Butler and her fiancé, Ricky Burdis's family. The couple was very happy to include her in their growing family, and had planned on spoiling her and taking lots of photos too. But they didn't realize that they had a guardian angel on their hands.
Keola Grew Up
A year later, Keola had grown up, and Alhanna and Ricky were so happy with her. They even referred to her as "their bear." The Akita was bigger and heavier than they were, but her temperament was sweet and gentle. Alhanna also loved cuddling with Keola while watching TV on the couch. Later that year, the couple learned some very huge news.
A Baby's Coming
In April of 2015, Alhanna learned that she was going to have a baby, which delighted the couple's family and friends. Keola was great with kids and also seemed excited by the new addition that would arrive in a few months. Alhanna knew Keola would make a good big sis. But then she realized that something was wrong.
Alhanna started getting terrible lower back pain a few months into her pregnancy. So, she saw a doctor, who told her that the pain was just a side effect of her being pregnant. Since her growing abdomen was causing some strain on her spine and back muscles, Alhanna had no reason to doubt the doctor's prognosis. So, she went home feeling relieved, but someone in her home wasn't quite convinced.
Dog's Strange Behavior
Alhanna started to nice that Keola would act odd when she was around, but she didn't know why. She told Mercury Press that “When the doctors sent me home and said there was nothing seriously wrong, she just sat staring at me so intently that it really scared me.” She tried ignoring it, but Keola continued to act even stranger as the pregnancy progressed.
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