The cutest story about one boy who takes a nap with his puppy ever day (this is a must-read!)

November 18, 2013
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Yesterday I came across the most beautiful piece on MailOnline about a toddler Beau from California who takes his daily naps with his puppy Theo.

The article reads that mom Jessica Shyba and her husband got the mixed-breed puppy for their household of three kids. She shares the story on her blog too about how the mutual nap time routine started:

The first snooze: Theo started sleeping on his toddler-owner Beau when he accidentally fell asleep on the baby when he was being rocked for an afternoon nap one day

“Theo was laying on Beau when the toddler was getting rocked for his afternoon nap and Theo passed out as well. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. 

I was practically howling at the cuteness and nearly woke them both up.

The following day, Theo met us up in my room for the nap time ritual, and so began what I can only describe as the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed. 

Each day, Theo meets us at nap time 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 Beau and plops right down on top of him. And there they sleep, entwined, for at least two hours.”

Lean on me: The puppy and the toddler share an uncommon bond
Wrapped up: The two have synched their sleep schedules

More to come: Mrs Shyba promises to continue posting nap time pictures on Instagram under the #TheoandBeau
Yay! – Jessica promises to continue posting nap time pictures on Instagram under the #TheoandBeau
Make yourself comfortable: The Shyba family in Santa Cruz, California got Theo when he was just 7-weeks-old this month

Cozy: Mother Jessica Shyba says she almost woke the two up the first time they fell asleep for a nap because she was 'practically howling at the cuteness'

Cushy: Theo finds a place to rest his head in Beau's armpi

Stretched out: Each day, Theo waits outside the bedroom for nap time and settles in next to Beau once the toddler has fallen asleep


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  • Lea-Anne C

    Awh man… how adorable is that… makes me wish my Tyson was still a puppy!!!

    November 18, 2013 at 7:06 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Aaaw, sweet.

      November 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Leigh

    This was just what I needed to see right now. Yesterday, 11/18/2013 was the 7th anniversary of the passing of my gorgeous, genius, Alaskan Malamute-wolf hybrid rescue dog who became my service dog after an injury at work, and who had been certified a therapy dog as soon as he was eligible. He adored children, and not only developed instant bonds with disabled kids, but had an uncanny ability that drew him to children who were ill and needed him. Thank you for this!

    November 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply
  • Chereen S

    Omiword! This is soooooo sweet! Do you think I can train my cats to nap when Noah does…?

    November 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm Reply
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