Usually Olive, Jordi Hutchinson and Charles Allen’s dog, goes to bed in the other room without a peep, but one summer evening in July, Olive would not go to sleep. Barking and whimpering to no avail, a nine-months-pregnant Jordi and her husband Charles were miffed. They calmed Olive down a little bit by letting her curl up at the foot of their bed. Around 3:30 a.m., Olive got up and left. An hour later, Jordi’s water broke.
“She figured out we were going into labor before we did,” said Jordi.
This February will mark Olive’s four year anniversary with her family. Olive was an only child until July 30, 2012, when the Hutchinson-Allen family welcomed baby girl Cora Neal to the family. At five-months-old, Cora Neal is just beginning to recognize and interact with Olive.