Welcome the unbearably cute duo of Instagram fame and their mom, a Santa Cruz local!
Theo the puppy (part-German Shepherd, part-Shar-Pei) didn’t have a home until he was rescued by Beau, a twenty-three-month-old toddler, and his family from an animal shelter in Santa Cruz. The two of them instantly became the best of friends. Each day, at nap time, Theo waits patiently for Beau to fall asleep, then curls up next to or on top of him—an adorable and beautiful image of friendship and trust. Theo and Beau are already a viral sensation thanks to the gorgeous, “unbearably adorable,” “utterly charming,” photos that author (and Beau’s mother) Jessica Shyba has been posting on her popular blog Momma’s Gone City. And now, she’s combed through her hundreds of pictures to find the very sweetest and matched them to a charming bedtime story to make a picture book that is (as Alyssa Milano said to the blog) “so cute it hurts.”