The Original Poster’s (OP) pregnant wife suddenly becomes fearful that their family dog may threaten the newborn. As emotions run high and the stakes grow even higher, a resolution seems uncertain.

OP recounts the day they brought home a dog for their then-eight-year-old son, a hybrid of a Great Dane and another unknwn breed. 

The Joyous Arrival

The boy’s bond with the dog is immediate and deep, their companionship transcending typical pet-owner relations. This dog isn’t just a pet; it’s his best friend, a comforting presence after the loss of his mother.

OP’s new wife is now twelve weeks pregnant, a joyful revelation that sparks a new chapter in their lives. However, the pregnancy introduces an unexpected shift in the family dynamics. 

The Unexpected News

OP’s wife develops a strange fear of the dog, though it is a well-behaved and non-aggressive creature. The wife’s behaviors grow increasingly peculiar; she shields her belly from the dog and gets startled at the slightest noise from the pet.

Growing Apprehension

With the new baby arriving shortly and the OP’s wife becoming increasingly nervous, her fear of the dog continues to grow. This previously unheard-of fear culminates in her requesting OP to re-home the dog.

A Difficult Request

The wife claims her anxiety stems from the fear that the dog might leap onto her, possibly harming the unborn baby. 

Unfounded Fears

Yet, OP knows that this fear is unfounded; they trained the dog from a young age not to jump or collide with humans. This canine is gentle, never once showing aggression, especially towards the wife.

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