Pregnant woman’s dog wouldn’t stop barking at her belly. Then she realized it was trying to warn her.
Any pet owner will tell you our furry little buddies can pick up on things humans can’t. They have an incredible 6th sense that allows them to detect certain energies and subtle emotions that seem to elude our five senses. When an English woman named Alana Butler found out she was pregnant, she and her fiance were both ecstatic, but she couldn’t say the same for the couple’s dog. Their Akita Inu began acting strange. She’d poke and whine at Alana’s belly for hours at a time.
At first, Alana ignored the pup strange behavior until she realized the reason behind it. Pets seem to have an innate 6th sense that helps them pick up on subtle energies and dangers that we can’t a lot of Butler and her fiancee, Ricky, of South Yorkshire, England, learned this firsthand with their Akita Inu dog Cula. See, Alana and Ricky have been trying to have a baby for a while. They were excited to start a family, but Keola didn’t seem to agree. The otherwise peaceful dog began acting strangely.
She’d poke in wine and keep her nose pressed against Alana’s belly for hours at a time. She was always lying as close to her owner as possible. Alana had no idea what had gotten into her dog. She decided to ignore the odd behavior, but she would soon realize that was a mistake and that Keola was actually trying to tell her something incredibly important. Meanwhile, Alana’s pregnancy went off without a hitch, and she was excited to experience motherhood.
Although she felt great, it became harder and harder to ignore Kiola’s increasingly strange behavior. Even Ricky noticed that Kyla was spending a significant amount of time hovering around Alana wherever she sat. At first, the couple just thought it was an odd phase. In the 18th week of her pregnancy, however, Alana suddenly developed a sharp pain in her back. It was so strong she could barely walk.
Worried over what this could mean for their unborn child, Ricky rushed her to the hospital. Oddly, the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. They told Alana she was suffering back pain because the weight of the baby was putting stress on her body. Alana believed them, and she went home. As soon as Alana returned home, she logged into Facebook and told her friends about her situation.
Almost immediately, they told her to listen to Kyla’s instincts. Even though the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong, the dog was likely sensing a very real problem. Alana’s mother finally persuaded her to go to the doctor for more tests. She was certain Kela’s behavior wasn’t a coincidence. Sure enough, after a series of examinations, Alana found out she had a double kidney infection and she was actually close to death.
Alana was immediately placed on a serious antibiotic regimen, and she received all the proper care she needed to reverse her kidney damage. A few weeks after her treatment ended, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Lincoln. As soon as Alana brought her new son home from the hospital, Kiola was instantly smitten with her new human friend. It was almost as if she knew how close Lincoln and his mother were to danger the whole time. Now Keola spends as much time as she can with her new little brother.
Even though she’s a big and powerful animal, she knows exactly how to be gentle when she spends time cuddling up with Lincoln. At first, Alana and Ricky were both a little nervous about letting Kila spend so much time around Lincoln. They monitored the pair, but the pup soon proved that she was more than fit to keep a watchful eye on her little friend. Amazingly, Lincoln wasn’t frightened at all by Keola. He was able to fall asleep easily whenever she was around and she loved to give him kisses.
When he was snoozing, she treated him like he was her own puppy. Now, Keiola and Lincoln love going for walks around their neighborhood with Alana and Ricky. As soon as Kiola sees Alana dressing Lincoln up, she jumps around with excitement because she knows it’s playtime. Keola even hangs out with Lincoln while he plays in his pajamas. Most dogs don’t have the patience for this kind of thing, but check out this photogenic.
Pooch she was more than happy to pose with her best buddy. Kelly and Lincoln are truly an inseparable pair, and Alana and Ricky are thrilled that they talk to each other so quickly. Just look at that grin. There’s no place in the world Lincoln would rather be than sitting next to his four legged friend. Alana and Ricky have a great life together in South Yorkshire.
They have plenty of friends, and now that Lincoln’s in their world, they’re able to bring them along for all their social events. Their neighbors love his company, too. Alana thinks about her close call with death nearly every day. She can’t believe that Kelly’s intuition was correct. Had she believed the initial doctor, she wouldn’t have survived.
Kela is truly the cornerstone of this beautiful family and she’ll always be cherished for it. This goes to show that if your animals weird, you can’t always ignore it. Alana is sure happy she didn’t.