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Rescue Dog and Baby Besties Take the World by Storm

by Melanie

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What do you get when you pair very fashion-forward dogs and babies?  Well, if you’re mother and photographer Grace Chon, absolutely fantastic photos.  The LA-based photographer began a photo series on Tumblr featuring her baby Jasper and dog Zoey wearing some very jaunty headwear.

Zoey was rescued from Taiwan, and though it took her a long time to get used to her new companion, the two are best friends now.

“Zoey is very shy and it took her seven months to warm up to Jasper.  We didn’t want to rush things and let her decide when the relationship could begin,” Chon told The HuffPost.  “One day she rolled over onto her belly and let Jasper pet her! And ever since then their relationship has continued to blossom. She’s the first to run to his room in the morning and lays by my feet when I’m feeding him.”

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Though it’s only natural for a parent to want to take a terabyte’s worth of photos of their kids, it was actually Chon’s sister who suggested teaming Zoey and Jasper up for a photo shoot.

“I’ve always dressed up my dogs in silly costumes, so naturally when I had a baby I started collecting some hats for photos,” Chon said.  “One day I put one on Zoey and I had the epiphany that baby hats look ridiculously adorable on dogs too! My sister had the brilliant idea of sitting them side by side in a photo.”

Tumblr followers have been looking forward to seeing a new photo of the adorable duo every day.

“The response was immediate and I just kept going with it,” she said.  “I love my dogs fiercely (I’m a crazy dog lady through and through!) and it was really important to me that my dogs have a great relationship with Jasper. Zoey has exceeded my expectations as a big sister and I’m so glad I’ve found a fun activity that involves both of them!”

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