Welcome to the first segment of our new feature: Animals Gone VIRAL*, where we showcase cute and cuddly creatures (and their human pals) who are competing for internet domination. Get your bi-weekly dose of the warm and fuzzies right here!
Up first: Theo and Beau, courtesy of Instagram user @mommasgonecity.
When Jessica Shyba rescued Theo, her Boxer/Shepherd/Labrador pup from the Santa Cruz SPCA, she could not have foreseen how his bond with her toddler, Beau, would gain her over 270,000 followers on Instagram. When Theo became the newest member of the family just over a month ago, he was having trouble sleeping alone. After a few days, it became routine to join Beau in his daily naps and so began “the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed," Shyba wrote on her blog, www.mommasgonecity.com. The proof is in the adorable pictures: Follow the naptime adventures of #theoandbeau at instagram.com/mommasgonecity. —Danielle Tepper
*AGV can be found in every print issue of the Town & Country Gazette on our pet page, starting Jan. 2.