I do wonder how they are going to react when the time does arrive and a newborn human baby is thrown into the mix! They won't know what's hit them! The cat has run of the house as most cats do (you knows what they say - dogs have masters, cats have servants!) and he knows it. He sleeps on my feet every night, demands food and attention and has a tendency towards jealousy. The dog has a tendency to sneak up on the bed himself in the middle of the night if it's cold and I'll wake up with the dog between the hubby and I (please keep in mind I am talking about 45 kilos of dog!) and I can barely move. Obviously when I DO get pregnant, then this scenario is not going to play out well! They also get Christmas presents . . . yep, they get their own stockings stuffed with goodies which they get to open on Christmas morning. Shimano's usually consists of a giant chew bone and some other treats and this year Yeti got a giant catnip mouse which he loves. Pets are like children to many of us because that is all we have, so we do seem to transfer all our love to them. However there are going to be some seriously put out cats and dogs out there when we do all finally achieve our dream!