Boy and New Puppy Form Special and Adorable Nap Time Routine

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For one little boy and one puppy nap time is a special time. Every day when Jessica Shyba puts her son Beau down for his afternoon nap their new puppy Theo joins the toddler for some quality napping and cuddling. Their adorable routine has been captured in photos that are going viral on the internet.


Earlier this month the Shyba family adopted a 7-week-old mixed breed puppy named Theo from the Santa Cruz SPCA. On the third day they had Theo, Jessica Shyba was rocking her toddler son Beau to sleep for his afternoon nap when he joined in for some cuddling and ended up falling asleep, too.

“I was practically howling at the cuteness and nearly woke them both up,” said Shyba.

The next day when Shyba went to put Beau down for his nap, Theo was waiting outside the bedroom. Every day since Theo is there at nap time waiting to join.


“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,” said Shyba.


Shyba has captured adorable and heartwarming photos of the routine and posted them to her Instagram account. They quickly became a hit. Shyba plans to continue taking daily photos of their nap time ritual and the photos can be followed on Instagram @mommasgonecity or via #theoandbeau.

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6 thoughts on “Boy and New Puppy Form Special and Adorable Nap Time Routine”

  1. My 5 year old “Pup”, naps with me all the time, every sleep he is cuddled up right next to me, and I would never have it any other way.

  2. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! I think these 2 were destined for each other!! Thanks for rescuing Theo, he is too cute!!!

  3. My sons 2 yr old pitti jumps in bed with me, crawls under the blankets to the foot of the bed, loosens the blankets and curls up and falls asleep. She keeps me nice and warm during these cool nights


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