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'Theo and Beau' Captures Naptime Between a Toddler and His Puppy

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Toddlers and puppies — both adorable creatures, but we're not sure if anyone has ever combined the two in a better way than ‘Theo and Beau.’ Jessica Shyba, a dentist, mom of three, and blogger at the site MommasGoneCity.com, recently went through an extensive adoption process to bring Theo, a mixed-breed puppy, into her family. They were all immediately taken with the pup and began the work of training him. The attempts to crate train the dog were unsuccessful — Theo's howling was too pitiful for Jessica and her husband to take, so they let him run free. It's a good thing they did, because thanks to Theo's predilection for cuddling, he and Jessica's son Beau are now a Web sensation.

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On the dog's third day at home, Beau was falling asleep for a nap and Theo joined in, quickly passing out. As Jessica says, "The following day, Theo met us up in my room for the nap time ritual, and so began what I can only describe as the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed." The rest is Internet history. Both on her blog and on an Instagram account (with more than 40,000 followers!), Jessica has dutifully chronicled the two's naptime adventures, using the hashtag #theoandbeau. It makes for one amazing collection, and a rock-solid Instagram follow for those of you with the service. Check it out.

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Check out GMA's 'Theo and Beau' slideshow here
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