By Jasmine Kazlauskas
An excited mum-to-be was thrilled to share her pregnancy news online – but her grumpy pooch was less than impressed about being stripped of his only child status.
It’s never easy breaking the news to first-born children that they’re getting a sibling – and spoiled Alaskan Klee Kai Elton could not hide his bitter resentment over becoming a big brother in this hilarious scowling snap.
His 13-week-pregnant owner Sydney Alexandra, from New York City, USA, thought it would be nice to capture an adorable baby announcement photograph with her beloved four-year-old pooch to share with friends.
But as she looked back at the pictures, the 22-year-old was shocked to spot Elton’s formidable frown – and the resulting viral photo racked up nearly 2,000 likes after just one hour online.
Sydney said: “I was so excited to find out that I was going to have a baby.
“I wanted to make the pregnancy announcement really memorable, so of course I had to include Elton.
“This was my special moment to tell all of my family and friends that I’m having a baby.
“I decided to make the sign about him being promoted to big brother as a cute way to announce the pregnancy.
“Elton is so used to being in front of the camera because I’m always snapping pictures of him, so I thought it was going to be a really cute photo.
“But when I looked back at all the pictures I just cracked up laughing. I couldn’t believe his face.
“He looks like one of those bratty kids that was just told they are going to have a new brother or sister.
“It just perfectly shows how he is going to feel when he is no longer ‘the baby’ anymore.
“He has really made a huge statement with that scowl.”
While this is registered nurse Sydney’s first time being pregnant, she has been mum to adorable Elton since he was just an eight-week old puppy.
And she revealed it isn’t the first time she’s noticed her pooch’s human-like expressions.
She added: “Everyone who has seen the picture has just thought it was hilarious too.
“As well as congratulating me on the pregnancy, everyone has just been laughing at Elton’s face.
“He is a very intelligent dog who loves everybody. He is always usually so happy in photos.
“His expressions are always very human like, and we can always tell whether he is happy, excited, tired or hungry.
“I’m not sure how is going to feel when the baby arrives.
“I think he might be jealous at first but will also be really protective and loving.
“I’m sure they will end up being friends for life.”