This is baby Beau and his puppy, Theo. The pair are like “brothers”, and share a daily nap together.
Photos of them have gone viral after Beau’s mum, Jessica Shyba, posted them on her blog.
Doggy Theo is just a few weeks old and, according to Jessica, Theo sees Beau as part of his litter. “I think that Theo, having been abandoned by [his] mother early, feels like Beau is like a litter mate to him,” She says. “Theo’s only 8 weeks old now, so he’s still very young.”
Theo is the newest member of the Shyba family, and a Christmas present for her three kids. Last year, they all asked Santa for a dog – and they got Theo, who is a rescue pup and a boxer-Labrador-German shepherd mix.
Every time Jessica puts baby Beau down for a nap, Theo “plops down on top of him”. She says: “It’s the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed.
“Each day, Theo meets us at naptime and waits patiently for Beau to fall asleep. By that time, he’s also sleepy, so when I hoist him onto our bed, he stumbles over to Beau and plops right down on top of him. And there they sleep, entwined, for at least two hours.
“It makes my heart nearly explode with joy.”
Jessica wants to make a book of the photographs and she will donate the proceeds to the rescue shelter where she found Beau.