I wish my animals reacted in a nice way! I have 3 cats, and the 2 females turned into nasty things when I got pregnant. They just dropped the whole pretense of being civilized housecats. For months, I thought that they were having a very delayed dominance war (the newest cat had been with us for a year), and then the young one started attacking me, and the old one got hissy and rude around me too. For a while, they were on cat prozac! In the end, we made the backyard cat-proof and kicked them out. They were always meowing to go out and sneaking out anyway, and they (and I) amd much happier now.
My 10 year old male has always been very affectionate to me, but he got even more so. He'll jump into my arms when he wants a cuddle, and unfortunately he does not always give me notice. I'm making dinner, and then a cat is flying at me. He's also taken to sleeping ON me most nights. Now that I'm big and restless he's given up on that, but up until the last few weeks I would have to twitch him off multiple times a night.
Mom to two intact boys, born at home. DS1 11/07, DS2 9/10