Jessica Shyba, mother of three, and blogger at the site MommasGoneCity.com picked up their puppy Theo - a shar-pei and German shepherd mix - from a pound in Santa Cruz when he was about 7 weeks old. Jessica decided to train Theo to sleep in his pen, but the pup wouldn’t sleep alone. Unable to stand his cries at night, she eventually let him sleep in bed with her. The moment she introduced Theo to their bedroom, Theo climbed up on top of her two-year old son Beau, and “it was just the cutest, most natural thing," tells Jessica. Every day now, when Shyba puts Beau down for his nap, Theo follows and they sleep together for a minimum of 2 hours. Beau and Theo are now internet sensation after pictures of them napping together went viral on Instagram last month.
Toddler Beau and his puppy Theo are more like brothers. "The most interesting part about their relationship is that while they immediately found comfort in each other, they also fight like siblings -- the roughest out of our three kids," says Jessica.
Theo and Beau’s popularity has landed the mother on a book deal with Feiwel & Friends featuring the duo. Bedtime for Theo and Beau, the first of the two volumes, is set to be published on February 4, 2015 -- and according to the publisher, the Santa Cruz SPCA, through which Shyba's family found Theo, will be involved with the project.
The photo series is also raising awareness for shelter dogs and donations are pouring in for Santa Cruz SPCA.
via Twisted Sifter
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