Different strokes fur different folks
Stories about transitions are equal parts heart-wrenching and heartwarming. Some people have parents in denial while there are other trans people whose friends and families embrace them no matter what.
Anyone who really wants guaranteed unconditional love, turns to pets. Cats, dogs, and all the rest are loyal, forgiving, and affectionate. They don’t care what bits and pieces their human has or doesn’t, what pronouns they use, or who they sleep with (unless that person takes their spot on the bed). Most pets have amazing visual and aural senses — a smart dog will notice a voice change or a drastic haircut. A cat can smell that their owners pheromones are different.
These trans people from Reddit shared their awesome stories of how their pets reacted once they transitioned!
First I’m a 22 MtF, Male to Female for those not in the know, who started transitioning almost 2 years ago. I’m at the point in my transition where I look obviously female most of the time. I’ve got 4 pets, 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Before I transitioned my pets never got close to my chest. My cats are now constantly clawing at my new boobs and so are my dogs. They still listen to me the same amount and seemingly still love me (although with the cats that might be because I’m still the one that feeds them). So basically they haven’t changed much, but holy sh*t my tits hurt when growing and when the pets attack them. (Pronounced_Igor)
My cat and dog were a little confused, but once they recognized who I was they went back to normal. However, before transition I went through a few months of deep deep depression, during which my cat turned into a super-affectionate momma trying to keep me company.
I’ve noticed lately that other dogs are much calmer around me, and every time I go to the park I have at least one stranger’s dog cuddle up to me now.
My leopard gecko hasn’t noticed. (Vinyl_Trace)
F*cking Geckos. All they care about is car insurance. (Osama_Bin_Downloadin)
Sounds like a cat
Cat treats me with the same resentment since I got him. (Actinglead)