40 Pics of Stretchy Dog Skin Cuteness

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40 Stretchy Dogs With Extra Skin ‘Squish’ And Extra Cuteness

You Can’t Resist a Dog With Squishy Cheeks

Dogs are known for a lot of qualities. They are loyal, affectionate, obedient, and very intelligent. But the most prominent thing is that they are extremely cute. Nobody can deny that. Dogs are adorable inside and out. If you have a dog around you and you are stressed out, the stress won’t stay for long. Dogs are everyone’s favorite because they know exactly how to cheer someone up. Be it their hilarious shenanigans or their adorable stretched skin faces. Everything works for us.

Just Have to Squish Cheeks

When you find something really cute, you end up squishing its cheeks because it is irresistible. So a lot of dogs get their skin flaps and scruffs stretched by their humans as a sign of love and affection. Scroll down below to see 40 adorable dogs with stretchy skin. And don’t worry, none of them are in pain. They all love it.


1. This poor pup is probably wondering why they are dreaming about their lips getting stuck.

2. The Shibu Stretch!

3. “Very funny guys. I know I have huge cheeks!”

4. “No matter how much you stretch my face, my tongue will not go back inside!”

5. “Stop! You’re making me self conscious of my extra skin!”

6. “I would look way cooler if you didn’t hold out my jaws like wings.”

7. “Yes, I have extra cheek skin. Am I going to get a treat soon?”

8. “Yeth hooman, I have a big thmile!”

9. “I look like a lizard!”

10. “I saved some bread for you. Thorry, it might be a little soggy!”

11. “Stretch all you want. You won’t get rid of my wrinkles!”

12. “Is this what they call a face lift!”

13. “I look so handsome with a big smile.”

14. “I keep telling you my lips get in the way!”

15. “Doctor, can you give me a facelift?”

Taking Care of Dog’s Skin and Winkles

The PDSA had an interview where they explained how to take care of a dog’s sagging skin, winkles and folds. “Dogs have an area on the back of their necks called the scruff where the skin is a little more loosely attached to the body than in other areas. Sometimes, you can feel it moving as you stroke or scratch your dog, but it still has the same nerves and stretch sensitivity as the rest of the skin. It’s important not to pull on any part of your dog’s skin as over stretching their skin can be really painful, just like it would be for a person. This also applies to the scruff of the neck,” PDSA vet Anna explained.

Scruffs

Unlike cats, we should not pick up dogs from the scruffs of their necks. “Instead, if you need to pick up your dog, support them under their chest and back legs to carry them. If they’re a bigger dog, try using a big blanket or a board with the help of a friend or family member if you need to lift them for any reason. Find out more on our first aid guide,” she shared.

Loose Skin Breeds

Shar Peis, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boxers, and Basset Hounds have naturally loose skin, but other dogs can also develop scruffs and wrinkles due to weight gain. “People often think of skin folds on a dog’s face, but they can also be found in other places, especially if a dog is overweight, for example around their tail, back end or at the tops of their legs.”

Skin Folds

It is essential to clean a dog’s skin folds as they cam develop skin fold dermatitis, which is a terrible infection that affects the “pockets” between skin folds. “The skin in the folds is often very warm and damp, so yeast and bacteria that live on the skin naturally can overgrow, leading to irritated, red, and smelly skin which is itchy and uncomfortable for your dog. If left untreated, skin fold dermatitis can result in ulcers and sores in the folds which can be very painful.”

How to Clean Skin Folds

You can clean your dog’s skin folds by using cooled boiled water, or apply salt water using cotton wool pads. “Be especially careful when cleaning folds near your dog’s eyes. If your dog finds this really uncomfortable, there could be a problem or infection in one of the folds so it’s best to get them checked by your vet. It’s important not to use any other products (such as creams or shampoos) on the skin folds unless you’ve been advised to by your vet—in many cases these can make any irritation or itching worse,” the vet warned.

Brush your dog to maintain a healthy coat. “If they are dirty or muddy, it’s best to just use water to wash them. There are plenty of pet shampoos on the market and these are suitable for most pets, but using them too regularly can lead to dry skin or skin irritation, especially if your pet’s skin is sensitive or they have a skin problem,” she warned. “There are prescription, medicated shampoos available which can help some skin conditions, ask your vet for advice to find out what’s best for your pet.” If you don’t trust them, just use water.

Skin Care

“Many owners worry about their pet’s skin, and sometimes it can be hard to know if your dog has a skin problem. All dogs will lick or scratch now and then and in many cases, it’s nothing to worry about—it’s just part of them grooming their coat. However, if your dog is itching all the time, is making their skin red, they’re losing lots of fur, they have a rash or bumpy skin or you think they may have a wound or infection, it’s best to contact your vet for advice,” Anna said.

Skin Conditions

“There are many causes of skin conditions, from allergies and wounds to fleas, mites, and infections. Some dogs will have a skin problem just once in their lifetime, but for many, skin issues need life-long management or treatment. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help keep your dog comfortable and happy, including medication, special diets, and supplements. The key thing is to get help for your dog early—most skin problems get worse over time and become more difficult to treat.”

Lumps

If you see any irregular lumps forming on your dog’s skin, check with a vet. “They will be able to check the lump and discuss the next options for your pet. Although many owners worry that a new lump could be cancer, there are actually many different causes for lumps and many of these can be treated and won’t lead to more serious problems for your pet. However, it’s better to get any lumps or bumps checked sooner rather than later, especially if they have come up quickly, seem red or painful, or are causing issues for your dog.”

16. “You’ve turned me into a stingray!”

17. Happy face flaps!

18. “My smile goes all the way to my eyes.”

19. Face Smoosh VS. Flying face.

20. “Are you checking to make sure I took that pill?”

21. “Any tighter and I won’t be able to open my eyes!”

22. “Are you telling me I have big cheeks?”

23. “My face can stretch really wide!”

24. “You better be careful stretching my cheekers.”

25. “Why do I look like a quokka?”

26. “I can also stretch my tongue!”

27. “You’ve stretched so much, my ears are gone!”

28. Whose got a big smile!

29. “I believe I can fly!”

30. “My face is going to stay like this if you keep stretching.”

31. “I can fit a lot in my cheeks for later!”

32. How to make a heart faced pug!

33. “This is so humiliating. I don’t go stretching out your extra skin.”

34. I believe this might be a pillow!

35. “I look like a goofy polar bear.”

36. “That’s what happens when you lose so much fat.”

37. “That’s what I call a French smoosh!”

38. “I didn’t know I had wings on my face!”

39. “Why do you love my face to look derpy?”

40. “I’ll always be your little chipmunk.”

Tried Stretching Your Own Dog’s Cheekers?

Did seeing these images make you want to stretch your dog’s cheeks too? Have you tried this on them?

Zoomies: Why Does a Dog Run Around Crazily?

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Why Do Dogs Run In Circles?

“I’m getting that weird sensation to run really fast?”

Dog zoomies are periods of frantic activity in which a dog runs around in circles, and seems to be unaware of their surrounds. Zoomies are more common in puppies, but can happen in dogs of any age. They do it without noticing what’s going on around them, what they break, or who they knock over in the process.

When the zoomies happens indoors, it can leave the rest of the family in quite a state. But is this behavior dangerous, beyond the risk to your furniture and ankles? Why do dogs run in circles?

And what can you do to stop them getting so out of control?

Let’s find out what causes the dog zoomies, why dogs do it. Also how you can reduce or manage your dog when they run around like crazy.

Is This the Dog Zoomies?

  • Does your dog suddenly run madly around the house like a wild animal, low to the ground with legs bent?
  • Do their eyes look a little crazy?
  • Is their butt tucked underneath them?
  • Do they appear to have no regard for their own safety or your best china?

If so, you’re probably watching a case of the zoomies dog in action

The word ‘zoomies’ really does sum up this crazy behavior very well.

What Do Dog Zoomies Look Like?

A dog with the zoomies isn’t just clumsy or restless. The behavior is quite distinctive, as is the posture of the dog.

It’s almost a squatting kind of run. Difficult to describe, but you’ll recognize it once you’ve seen it.

You may also see play bows interspersed with the running.

Another feature is the sudden way that they start. A dog with this case will break into a flat out gallop from a standing start.

Sometimes right in the middle of your living room!

There is often very little warning!

Why Does My Dog Run Around Like Crazy?

“Must go as fast as possible.”

People often use the word “crazy” to describe the zoomies dogs do.

The dog will be oblivious to any damage, often crashing into tables and knocking chairs flying.

If they are outdoors in your yard, they will often race in a big circle at break neck speed, leaning right over to turn as tight as they can.

And perhaps stopping on occasion to spin around and set off in the opposite direction.

They may well not hear your pleas to “Stop” or “Look Out”.

The zoomies don’t last long. But they can leave a trail of destruction behind them. And for a new dog owner, they can be quite shocking.

  • So what exactly is going on here?
  • Has a dog with the zoomies got a problem?
  • Or is the problem all yours?
  • Why do dogs run in circles like this?

Let’s discover what the scientists say.

F-r-a-p Dog Behavior

Of course, biologists have come up with another name, so you’ll also hear zoomies referred to as ‘frapping’

Frapping dog is not an expletive (though you might feel inclined to use one)!

Frap is an abbreviation:

F = frenetic
R = random
A = activity
P = period

And it’s a pretty self explanatory one.

Why Do Dogs Get the Zoomies?

So why do dogs run in circles like this?

We don’t know exactly why some dogs are prone to frapping and other dogs aren’t.

We do know that the frapping dogs do are more common during time periods when a dog is full of energy. In other words They haven’t been exercised for a while, or has been shut in the house for a few hours. Sometimes you’ll see a play-bow before the frapping start!

Some dogs never get the zoomies, no matter how full of energy they are, and others get them frequently. So that isn’t the only explanation.

Some dogs may have a particular trigger or triggers. Such as after grooming, a game or a bath. Though if this is your dog’s only trigger, this may not be a true case of the zoomies.

Why Do Dogs Run Around After a Bath?

If your dog races around after their bath, they might not have the zoomies. They may just be expressing their delight at the bath being over.

Other dogs will zoom around with their head on the ground and their butt in the air after a bath, as they try to rub themselves dry on your carpets.

Again, it isn’t quite the same as the frapping, which involves that distinctive posture I describe above.

And a dog that is just drying themselves will be more responsive to you than a dog frapping.

So how can you tell if your dog is about to get the zoomies? Is it possible to recognize the signs?

Frapping – Dog On the Brink!

Zoomies are most common in dogs that are puppies or quite young, that haven’t had much exercise in the last few hours, and that are starting to get a bit excited, or playful.

Play bows can be a sign.

If your dog has had the zoomies in the past and starts to play bow indoors, there is a good chance you are about to see a case of the zoomies.

While dog frapping is not in anyway linked with aggression, occasionally a young dog will start nipping during frapping behavior.

Dog Zoomies – Biting

If your dog is nipping or biting during an attack of frapping, you need to change the way you manage them.

Avoid physically handling them and stop any game you might have been playing. They need to have a chance to calm down.

If you can open a door and let the dog outside to burn up some energy in your yard, then do so.

Are the Zoomies Harmful to My Dog?

Dog zoomies are not intrinsically harmful. They won’t give your dog a seizure or take them into some kind of permanent emotional melt down.

Despite the clumsiness of dogs that get the zoomies, they don’t usually hurt themselves in any significant way, especially outdoors.

The zoomies is also not usually a sign that they are sick.

If your dog has had the puppy zoomies on a regular basis since they joined your family, this is just ‘normal for them’. It’s how they let off their extra energy. You don’t need to worry. Except about your good china!

However, if a previously very calm dog suddenly starts to run in circles on a regular basis, consider having a chat with your vet. Especially if nothing has altered in the family routine that could have caused them to have some extra energy to let off.

This change in behaviour could possibly be a sign of another problem.

Are the Dog Zoomies Dangerous?

As we’ve seen above, zooming dogs are not usually a danger to themselves. But do be extra careful if you have a dog at higher than usual risk of injury.

If your zoomie-prone dog has had stitches for any reason, for example, you might want to avoid any known triggers for their zoomies.

And to consider how to safely give them enough exercise, to reduce their pent up energy.

Dogs with the zoomies don’t usually crash into each other.

But if you have a second dog in the house who is frail, elderly, injured or sick, you may want to protect them from a zoomie-inclined companion.

For example, escort them to safety when the zoomies begin!

And equally, a dog with the zoomies could knock down a toddler or an elderly or unsteady adult. This isn’t common, but it is something for owners of high energy dogs to be aware of.

What To Do When Your Dog Gets the Zoomies

Don’t be tempted to chase your dog when they get the zoomies, indoor or out. Chasing them is likely to excite them even further.

Move them outdoors if at all possible

You can have a lot of success with simply opening the back door and waving the dog outside the instant the zoomies begin. (As long as you have a fenced-in yard or you know they won’t get away.)

If the zoomies dogs are a big problem for you, think about what might have triggered them so that you can work on preventing or reducing them in the future.

How to Prevent Dog Zoomies

Because dog zoomies is normal behavior you don’t need to do anything. You can help your dog learn to express this behavior in your yard, rather than around your coffee table.

But, you may find that offering your dog more ways to dispel their energy helps to reduce frapping episodes, or even stop them from doing it altogether

Exercise will help to prevent the zoomies. Dogs won’t normally zoom when they are physically tired.

Mental stimulation helps too. Dogs may be more prone to the zoomies when they are bored. A couple of training sessions each day will help to exercise your dog’s mind

Most dogs are more likely to have the zoomies when they are already in a playful of excited state. So learning how to calm a puppy or an older dog will help you.

Dog Zoomies – Summary

A dog with the zoomies is not going mad. Nor are they bad or dangerous.

Apart from the risk of tripping over something or smashing up the furniture, the zoomies isn’t harmful for dogs.

Frapping or zoomies is a normal dog behavior but if it’s causing you a problem, there are steps you can take to reduce it. Increases in exercise and training are the most effective solutions.

Dogs can be taught that zooming is only appropriate outdoors. And if you are alert to your dog’s triggers, you can anticipate most cases of the dog zoomies and move them into your yard.

Frankie’s and Chloe’s Way of Zoomies

“MOM, did you see me running up and down the hall as fast as I could?”

Little pug Frankie would always get excited when playing and would tuck his little butt and start running at full speed up and down the hallway. I could never get a picture because he was always a blur! After his episode of zoomies, he would then blow all his snot out his nose!

“Wanna see me do zoomies in the snow?”

When Chloe was younger, she would get the zoomies and go flying up and down our stairs! I do not recommend having your dog do this because Chloe tore both her CCL joints (knee joints like ACL in people). That was an expensive surgery!

Now she just does zoomies outside (usually after a poo! LOL) and when we are getting ready for a walk.

Dog Owner Share Their Naughty Dogs

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Dog Owner Posts Photos Of ‘Guilty Dogs’ To Prove Their Doggo Is Naughtiest

Dogs do so much all day long. Sometimes their actions are worth all the appreciation, and other times, they need to learn their lessons. Although dogs are extremely innocent, but sometimes they mess up too. Yes, you heard it right dogs mess up as well. We’re all prone to making mistakes, and so are dogs. They’re not completely angelic creatures they have an evil side too. Dog owner people share how their dogs go about with their shenanigans.

From the moment they wake up, they get involved in their everyday shenanigans. They’re quite an explorer by nature and love to explore everything possible. Whether it’s a cupboard or a cushion, they feel an urge to know what’s inside. They also love to taste what their dog owner is cooking or eating, so they’ll shamelessly have a bite of the food.

What really cracks us up is that they don’t feel guilty about anything they do. They are usually never sorry for their actions. The internet is a completely different world, and dog owner people over there are always following a trend or completing a challenge. Recently, the Facebook group “Dogspotting Society” started a new challenge called ” Guilty dog challenge”. Dog owner members of this group took part in the challenge and posted photos of their guilty dogs. These dogs are extremely funny with their guilty but not sorry reactions. Here are 30 photos of guilty dogs that you shouldn’t be missing. Scroll down and check them out.


“Made a beautiful carrot cake for my mums birthday in October.. I left the kitchen for literally 2 minutes and came back to a pile of crumbs. I wonder who the culprit was.”

Lucy Jarvis


“I got out of my truck to get gas. When I got back in, he said he had zero idea where my pizza slice went.”

Lisa Nolen


“After escaping her crate, Gidget decided that the bedroom door sounded like a tasty treat. Just to clarify, she doesn’t have anxiety about being in her crate at all and actually kinda likes it in there, but i think once she got out of it she panicked cause she couldn’t get back in there and the door to the room was closed, and since she could see the rest of the house through the doorknob hole she was just trying to get out there.”

Sarah Drinnenberg


“Banjo when he gets caught doing something naughty. He automatically puts himself in time out.”

Katrina Loprete


“Three stages of realizing its bath time next.”

Billie Jack


“This morning while my owner slept I ate 2 bags of freeze dried chicken hearts (60 or more) 2 bags of Raw coated biscuits. 1 bag of freeze dried liver. 12 dental chews size small. 3/4 of a yak chew bone. 1/4 of a 3kg bag of dry dog food. The farts are just starting….”

Michelle Floris


‘Hey, what’s up Hooman?’

Danielle Vandyke


Dogs love to spend all their time with owners. Not only that, they also love to engage in all the activities their owners are engaged in. They would follow their human from room to room and try their best to help them with anything they are doing. Dogs are funny creatures, and their actions say it all. Now that  everyone is quarantined, dogs get to spend a lot more time with their owners. They do all sorts of absurd stuff and don’t even feel guilty for it.


“My doberman Django chewed through his lead, now he is Django Unchained.”

Ross Boorman


“When they get quiet (no dogs were hurt) he did this to 3 cans to feed his brother chihuahua and sister yorkie.”

Sashinka Bogatova


“No mom? I have NO idea who stole the spaghetti squash off the counter?” **Do not make eye contact with the spaghetti squash **

Samantha Urton


Me: “Jäger… did you get into the cat food last night????”

Jäger: “????”

Kayla Robinson


“When Max first came to live with us, he was an expert kitchen burglar. He stole cakes, buns, entire loaves of bread, cocoa powder, cheeseburgers, packets of biscuits – as well as a bunch of non edibles like pizza boxes, sweet wrappers, cigarette filters, and wet wipes. We had a crash course in keeping things out of his reach. The habit is so ingrained that we still do it now, even though he crossed the rainbow bridge last month. Hope you’re eating all the chocolate cake you can, Maxi! We miss you.”

Louisa Dean


Dog- “Couch just went “Poof!” I’m as surprised as you are! If I’m being honest here….. I think the cat did it.”

Mayra Titus


“Throw back to Thanksgiving 2018 when I left the kitchen with 3 loafs of pumpkin bread and returned with less than 2.”

Michaela Ratajczak


“Idk how he managed to eat that pizza without us even knowing He gave him self up when we turned around and looked like that.”

Skylie Neal


“One morning I woke up to my husky that I thought killed something outside. nope just destroyed a RED lipstick on carpet. with no regret. LOL (hey I did get the floor and her clean) oh Sookie. She’s lucky she’s cute.”

Autumn Kimble


“Thanks, Harper.”

Jaimie McGinnis


“Ate over half of a pizza and then passed out in a food coma. I taught him well.”

Corrine Cooper


“I had one piece, Nina had 7.”

Alex Bray


“Making stuffing from scratch tomorrow so I cut up the bread to dry out, came back 5 minutes later and poof, gone! SHE ATE TWO LOAVES OF BREAD Keeping the second batch in the oven where big chungus can’t get to it”

Elise Kirschbaum


“But mom, Kevin Bacon jumped up on the counter… not me!”

Rhiannon Wink


“Someone decided to go digging in the garden and try to escape the shower. 10/10 for the guilt face though.”

“Updated note: I had just spent over an hour deep cleaning the bathroom right before she did this but definitely still grateful is was just mud.”

Cayla Rubacky


“Can’t find the limbs.”

Karen Jean


“My husband and I had to quarantine for 2 weeks after he got back from deployment. We spent AT LEAST one week non-stop working on this puzzle he got for our anniversary. Needless to say, we never got to *fully* finish it.”

Emily Nguyen Proctor


“Holy moly”

Mike Hock


“Hi, my name is Luna and I missed you while you were at work.”

Javier Treviño


“William can’t be trusted alone with the groceries”

Ana Villanueva


“Chester stealing toilet paper. His is so guilty and knows his not allowed stuff he will look the other way and pretend not to see you or run away depending on his mood.”

Krystal Padden


“He ain’t even sorry!!”

Mellissa Linde


“Someone got into the litter box. And it wasn’t the cat…”

Katie Judge

All these guilty girls and boys are too precious to be blamed. However, they are absolutely mischievous and should be held accountable for their wrong doings. All dogs have a crazy side. What about your doggo?

Stinky Dog Farts: Causes And Prevention Tips

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Eww, Who Farted?

Stinky dog farts are sometimes a thing of legend. You know your dog has a gassy problem when cuddling on the couch turns into a test of how long you can hold your breath. Your four-legged family member can let them rip with more stench than any person you know. While all dogs fart on occasion, some have the unnerving ability to pass gas that can only be described as deadly.

Song of the Skunk Cabbage

By the shores of Gitche Gumee,

By the shining Falling-Water,

Sat a sated son of nature,

Breaking wind with sacred pleasure.

Farting is completely natural and sometimes even good for your dog’s health, but poots that make you gasp for fresh air are a sign something isn’t right with your dog’s digestion. Smelly dog farts can’t actually hurt the person who’s forced to smell them, but the underlying issue could be affecting more than your home’s air quality. Before I get into ways to stop the smell, consider possible reasons your dog’s fart are especially bad.

Why Dogs Fart

According to the AKC, dogs develop gas for the same reasons their owners do.

“A change in diet, a food that doesn’t agree with them, and gastrointestinal illness can all lead to imbalances in the microflora in your dog’s stomach and small intestines. These organisms are responsible for the excess gas and subsequent farts that are making you and your dog miserable.”

“Well how dare you do that near me!”

Eating too much fiber and ingesting foreign objects can both be reasons why a dog is farting more than normal. Certain dogs also tend to swallow a lot of air when they eat and drink, especially short-nosed brachycephalic breeds like Pugs and Boston terriers. This additional swallowed air has to come out some way!

“Do you guys smell that?”

A sudden change in their diet can also upset a dog’s stomach, and excessive farting may be a symptom of food allergies. Before you can successfully put an end to the stink, you’ll need to determine whether the issue is related to a medical problem or nutritional lapse. If your dog isn’t interested in trying the new food you decide on, use this special trick.

  • Pick up the food bowl that has the new food that your dog doesn’t seem interested in.
  • Go to the fridge and open it, shuffling things around in the fridge.
  • Act like you are putting something in the dog bowl and shuffle the food around.
  • Set the bowl back down for the dog to eat.

Most dogs will think, “Hey, they just put some good yummy human food in my bowl!” and start to eat the new food.

How to Help Stinky Dog Farts Less

Your strategy for helping relieve your dog’s stinky dog farts will largely depend on the underlying cause. It might not be necessary to try all these suggestions, but if your dog seems otherwise healthy and you haven’t been able to pinpoint anything specific that’s causing the smell, it won’t hurt to initiate a full-on plan of attack. Here are a few things you can do.

1. Switch Dog Foods For Less Farts

Before you stress over the possibility of your dog being sick, realize the food they eat is directly related to the gas they produce. VetWest Animal Hospital writes,

“Most cases of chronic flatulence are caused by a diet that is poorly digested by the dog. These poorly digestible diets cause excessive fermentation in the colon and subsequent gas formation.”

Commercial dog foods aren’t always formulated with a dog’s healthy digestive system in mind. It’s up to you to read the list of ingredients and determine if it’s helping or hurting your dog’s health. The extra food your dog earns through begging could also be an issue. Dogs aren’t built to properly digest most human food, and regularly eating table scraps could be the simple reason why your dog farts. High-fat diets are known for causing excess gas, and foods like beans, dairy, and peas aren’t good either.

Try switching to a better quality dog food to test if it affects your dog’s gas. When you make the switch, do it gradually. Your dog’s stomach and intestines need time to adjust to the dietary change.

2. Make Them Eat Slower, Less Air for Stinky Dog Farts

Along with what your dog eats, how they eat could also be contributing to their farting problem. Dogs that scarf down their food in seconds also swallow a lot of air. The extra air passes through the digestive system and puffs out the other end in the form of flatulence. You need to slow your dog’s roll, and the best way to do that is with a slow feed dog bowl. These bowls have maze-like ridges on the bottom that force chowhounds to slow down.

PetMD also reports respiratory diseases can cause dogs to take in extra air, and AKC lists brachycephalic breeds like bulldogs and pugs as being more likely to swallow air while eating. Dogs might also take in excess air because they’re eating near a competing dog and feel the need to hurry up and eat before their food is stolen. Moving them to a private area during dinner will help them relax and eat without swallowing too much air.

3. Get Moving, Leave Farts Outside

Overweight dogs that rarely exercise are more at risk of developing chronic gas than the average active pup. Regular exercise helps stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. When digested food moves through the system smoothly, noxious gas is less of a problem. Going on walks also encourages dogs to poop, and going to the bathroom gives them the chance to expel those nasty odors somewhere other than your living room.

4. Feed Multiple Meals Per Day

Feeding a dog one or two large meals a day is okay, but it isn’t what’s best for their intestinal tract. With small meals, there’s less food sitting in the stomach that can ferment and turn into gas. This prevents there from being a build-up of gas that eventually turns into an expulsion of toxic fumes (aka stinky dog farts). Eating smaller amounts of food is also easier on digestion for dogs with sensitive stomachs. It won’t change the amount of food your dog eats, it only spreads out calorie consumption to be more manageable.

5. Avoid Handing Out Table Scraps

“If I just could have some of that please.”

There’s a reason dog food comes separately from our own. Foods high in fat and sugar that we humans enjoy (probably too often) can upset a dog’s tummy. Most dogs are lactose intolerant as well, so don’t go tossing them cheese or cakes. You should also avoid letting them have steamed vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower. (If it makes you have major gas, it’s going to be worse for your poor dog.)

6. Try Dietary Supplements for Farts

A study (admittedly of humans) found that charcoal and zinc acetate reduced the fart smell. Another study found that Yucca schidigera reduced hydrogen sulfide concentrations that make dog poop extra smelly. All of these are available as dietary supplements, but consult your vet before you start giving them to your dog. They might also recommend probiotic powders or antacids.

7. Visit the Vet If Farts Are Not Resolving

If nothing seems to be working, it’s time to consider the possibility your dog has a medical condition. Excessive gas could be a symptom of any of the following issues:

  • Canine colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cancer
  • Pancreatitis

But don’t freak out just yet. The only way to confirm the theory is to visit the vet. Don’t hold back when describing the severity of your dog’s smell and the frequency of their farts. Whether your dog has a GI illness, allergies, pancreas function failure, or parasites, a vet will be able to give you a diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment.

“Hurry up and give me one of those gas pills. I’m feeling bloated!”

Frankie’s and Chloe’s Stinky Dog Farts Story

“Fart war begins after we eat.”
“There goes that sound again!”

Frankie was a pug, so I knew there would be farting. It was always cute at first when he would fart because he would toot and be startled by it. You’d hear a little “pffft” and he would quickly turn and sniff asking “Did that just come out of me?”. Later in his life he developed pancreatitis, which made his farts the worst I’ve ever smelled. It would make you gag! Then we’d have the family fanning the awful fart smell around the room!

“I think I just farted.”

Chloe has a little smoosh in her nose and has a elongated palate, so a lot of air gets trap when she eats and gets treats out of her toy. I’ve never heard a dog fart so loud! Some of the time I think it’s my husband. Chloe doesn’t care when she farts. She just lets them flow right out without noticing what she’s doing. When she’s sleeping is when the worst of the farts come out. All you hear is a “hhoooo” and all of a sudden it reeks!

Dog Clothes: Should Dogs Wear Clothes? National Dress-up Your Dog Day

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“What shall I wear today?”

What Does Your Dog Like to Wear for Clothes?

Does your dog like to dress up in clothes? Most dogs will tolerate you putting clothes and funny outfits on them. But do dogs really need clothes? They already have a coat of fur! Well, some dogs get cold even when they are in a warm house.

Take Chloe for instance, she likes to have blankets on her when she is chilling on the couch. When I walk her in colder weather, I put a sweater or coat on her to keep the breeze off her.

“I’m ready to go walking!”

Let Your Dog Be Stylish With Purpose

Some “warm-weather” dogs just aren’t suited to colder climates, and for many of these breeds, outerwear dog clothes are essential when the bitter chill of fall and winter sets in and your buddy starts to dread their evening walk. A sweater can keep them warm, but it’s important to make sure it fits properly so they can enjoy the outside wonderland in both comfort and style.

Measurements for Clothes

Save some time and take a few measurements before you take your pup shopping. Using a measuring tape, have them stand straight and measure from the base of their neck (where the shoulder blades start) to the base of their tail. Once you have their body length measurement, measure around the widest part of their chest for the girth measurement. Lastly, loosely measure around the largest part of their neck. Jot down their length, chest and neck measurements and take them with you when you shop.

Proper Fitting for Dog Clothes

“Howdy, how do you like my cowboy hat?”

The absolute best way to ensure proper fit is to bring your dog with you to try on sweaters. Many pet stores allow them to try before you buy. Use their measurements and the size chart on the packaging as a guide. While you slip them in, take note to make sure the sweater fits easily over their head and neck. Check that the leg openings don’t constrict them in any way. You want your pup’s sweater to be snug but not tight, and leave their lower belly free to allow for easy urination for males (you can cover the bellies of females). Finally, watch them walk around in their new sweater to make sure it doesn’t hang, drag or otherwise impede their movements.

Styles of Clothes

“My chest is nice and cozy!”
“I belong in a magazine!”

Some sweaters are cape style with open bellies, while others fully encompass your buddy’s torso. While all breeds can benefit from warm tummies, smaller breeds that are lower to the ground, such as yorkies and dachshunds, especially need full sweaters that cover and protect their bellies from rubbing on the frozen ground. Consider turtleneck styles for greyhounds and borzois, lest their elongated necks get left out in the cold.

Material

Material is important in terms of comfort, fit and care. Wool is toasty but can be itchy and uncomfortable. A washable wool blend, cotton and acrylic are some of the best bets for canine sweaters. Keep in mind most material will stretch over time, so it’s important to find a sweater in a washable material.

And remember if it’s 100% cotton, it might shrink a little!

“If this shrinks anymore, I won’t be able to move my legs!”

Alterations

Some breeds, despite all your careful measuring and try on sessions, just have a difficult time fitting into universal sizes (just like some of us humans!). Alterations may be necessary to ensure a comfortable fit. The bulldog, for example, has a wider neck that makes sizing tough. If you’re crafty, consider fitting the sweater to the rest of his body and making a simple snip cut to the front to allow for a better fit. A V-neck sweater is a dapper addition to any bulldog’s winter wardrobe.


Find some fun clothes for your dog at Amazon.com

Frankie’s Wardrobe

Life With Dogs That Are Funny Can Be Interesting

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35 Dog Memes That Accurately Describe Life With Dogs

As one of the most popular pet around, dogs tend to be constantly memed and posted on the internet in one form or another. There’s such a massive audience that knows what it’s like to live life with dogs. They love looking after them, whenever they come across a post or a series of posts, joking about the different antics they cook up in their lives. There’s always a huge run of support around it. For example, the sheer number of memes both on Instagram and various other sites is a true indication of humanity’s love for puppies.

Besides, even if you somehow don’t call yourself a dog lover, you’ll still enjoy these memes. That’s one of the many benefits of our current internet culture. There’s something for everyone everywhere, even if it doesn’t explicitly seem like it. At least at first. There are memes here about different dog breeds, and memes which just use dogs as an appropriate reaction picture for a context. You might even recognize some of these!

#1 Trying to be a hipster?


#2 Whoa, I was just asking for the mail!


#3 Who wants a bath?


#4 You said bubble bath.


#5 I was trying cosplay.


#6 Getting into the zone.


#7 When you put your dog on bookkeeping!


#8 They can’t keep me in the pound!


#9 That was yummy!! Why are you screaming?


#10 Do dogs need masks too?


#11 This is the best day!!


#12 I’ll show you the way around.


#13 Have you seen my human?


#14 Persistence paid off!


#15 I should have paid more attention in school!


#16 Best Lab Results!!


#17 Big places are best to snooze!


#18 I look like a mango seed!! Or from Whoville!


#19 Our first date!


#20 You guys need to go back to work soon!! You’re losing your minds!!


#21 Are you really going to eat that?


#22 I’m a model!!


#23 I’m actually very lazy!


#24 Why do you cheat on me when I’m right here. I can see you!!


#25 Bed Warmer


#26 Covid home trainer!!


#27 I finished school early.


#28 This is a scary ride!


#29 I can’t get punished if you can’t find me!


#30 What’s this toy on the wall?


#31 Only protection against squirrels.


#32 Calling in the real enforcement!


#33 Longer I wait, the longer I’ll stick out my tongue!


#34 Tell us a bedtime story!! Please!!


#35 Heavenly perfect picture

Celebrate 8 Important Dog Milestones

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Reasons to Celebrate With Your Dog

“Let’s get this party started!!”

 Celebrate dog milestones like your pup’s birthday.

The minute your pet walked into your life, everything changed. You nabbed an instant best friend who you get to watch grow from stranger to family member. If your dog entered your world as a puppy, you quite literally get to watch them grow and learn every single day. And all pet parents know that all dog milestones are precious, and you don’t want to miss even one!

Consider marking any of these milestones with a royal pet portrait and turn your pet into a true king or queen with a canvas portrait. 

Here are some of the biggest ones to celebrate throughout the year.

Birthday

Frankie turning 1 year old!!

Your dog’s birthday was one of the best days of your life, so you want to celebrate this dog milestone every year. For the big first birthday, get all the neighborhood animals—plus your two-legged friends and family members—together for a fiesta. Celebrate each year with a fancy new squeaky toy and a homemade pet cake. Be sure to create your own birthday traditions each year, like a trip to the pet store or dog park.

Gotcha Day

Chloe when we got her from a local rescue.

Understand your new dog may have baggage from a previous owner who was abusive or neglectful.

Gotcha Day is the special day a person or animal joins their family by adoption and considered one of the major dog milestones. It’s especially important for pet parents who don’t know the exact birthday or history of their furry friend due to them having multiple owners or unknown life history. Even if you do know your pet’s actual birthday, as anyone with a beloved furry family member can attest, his or her Gotcha Day is one of the most memorable moments during your life together! We all remember that first ride home and wet kiss!

Officially potty trained

“Well, if I knew it was that easy to get treats I would have went potty faster!”

If you got your little guy as a puppy, you know what a big deal this is! And, since positive reinforcement and rewards are recommended by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a great way to train and bond with a pet, this is one milestone where it’s A-OK to pile on the kisses, snuggles, treats, and toys. You can—and should—celebrate all the significant developments in behavior and training as your pet gets older.

Obedience school graduation

“I’m so proud of myself for not eating poo anymore!”

Ah, you must be so proud! Your pup passed puppy school! This is a huge deal and means that your pet is ready for a long life of behaving well in your household. To celebrate your pup’s transition into adulthood, surprise them with a cute dog bandana that shows their big personality. Whether they are shy, spunky, or protective of their owners, there’s a pup scarf to help celebrate it.

Christmas

Chloe’s First Christmas
Frankie’s Christmas

We love Christmas with our pets because it’s SO cute to hang doggie and kitty stockings from the fireplace. Oh, and then there’s the fun part—filling them up and watching them dig through them on Christmas morning! You could start a memorable tradition of sending out funny photo cards featuring your favorite furry model or taking your pets to meet and take pictures with Santa at the mall or pet store. You could also dress them up for the holidays because nothing’s cuter than a dog in jingle bells and a dog in a Santa hat!

National pet days

“Remind me again what we’re celebrating?”

National Dog Day takes place annually on August 26 to celebrate all dog breeds, pure and mixed, and to help shed light on the number of dogs in need of rescue each year. National Cat Day, which takes place on October 29, also helps raise awareness for animals in need. To celebrate these dog milestones, consider donating to the pet rescue of your choice—maybe the one where you got your pup?—in your pet’s name. Some other pet-related days to celebrate annually include:

  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day (January 14)
  • Love Your Pet Day (February 20)
  • National Walk Your Dog Day (February 22)
  • World Spay Day (February 26)
  • National Pet Day (April 11)
  • Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day (April 21)
  • International Chihuahua Appreciation Day (May 14)
  • National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4)
  • National Best Friends Day (June 8)
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 21)
  • Dog Day (August 26)
  • Black Dog Day (October 1)
  • Pit Bull Awareness Day (October 26)
  • Cat Day (October 29)
  • Black Cat Day (November 17)
  • National Mutt Day (December 2)

First swim

Frankie’s first swim!!
Chloe’s first swim!!

If you have a dog who won’t stay out of the water—we’re looking at all the labs, goldens, and Newfies out there—then you’ll probably vividly remember the first time they went for a dip. Although you may have had to provide some gentle guidance, they eventually doggie-paddled their way to success, and you haven’t been able to keep them out of the water since! The same goes for their first dock jump, dog show, or agility competition.

First Vet Visit 

“I better be getting some treats to be here!”
“I’m pooping in the house as soon as we get home.”

Establish a relationship with your vet to provide the best possible care.

Your pet’s first vet visit is an occasion to celebrate! If you rescued or found her, that very first visit will be quite illuminating, cluing you into her age, breed, and any possible health concerns. Celebrate the first vet visit with some special treats and a belly-scratching session or two to mark the occasion.

Celebrate dog milestones every day with your pet 

Pets are such an essential part of our lives, mainly because we know our time with them is short. Turning every holiday or milestone into an event to celebrate will help ensure that you don’t take a single second for granted and that every day is a pet-centric day. As all pet owners know, those dog years sure do go by fast, so every single one should be cherished!

Dogs That Will Hit Your Funny Bone!

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Funniest Doggo Posts To Get You Through The ‘Ruff’ Week

We all need something to strike our funny bone!

We work tirelessly all week and anxiously wait for the weekend to finally be able to relax and laugh. This isn’t just how you and I feel, our dogs feel the same. They watch us snoozing our alarm every morning, getting ready for work, rant about how our day went and finally go to bed so we can repeat the same process the next morning.

When it’s the weekend, our dogs know their favorite person is going to spend all their time with them. They get super excited and wag their tail real fast as an expression of happiness. Undoubtedly, we are absolutely contended to see our little pupper happy.

Dogs Are Goofy And Hit Our Funny Bones

Dogs are goofy for sure, but they know how to have a really good time and strike our funny bone. They make faces and their expressions are totally relatable. Although we do not know what our silly little doggo is thinking, we can tell by their expressions that they have been observing their surroundings very well.

Some people with a great sense of humor find creative ways to help others get through the week’s grind, by telling jokes and sharing memes. Since dogs are the most loved pet, people with a funny bone have turned their four-legged friend into memes and it’s a treat for all the dog loves.

Here are some funny dog memes that will help you get through your ruff week. Scroll down to laugh your a*s off.


Better be safe than sorry.

“Ain’t nobody gonna sneeze or cough on me!”

The face you make when you get a text from your crush.

“Hey, there. I was just waiting for your call.”

“Hey! That’s rude, but I don’t care.”

“Umm. I can’t read that. What does it say?”

The happiness on their faces is unmeasurable.

“Yay, you finally came home! Let’s play!!”

Whatever this dog is feeling, we can relate.

“It’s too early and they just tell you to add coffee. I need more than that!”

Those eyes are so hypnotizing.

“Hi. Having fun looking at cute dogs? Did you get your funny bone laughing?”

When you know you and your crush don’t stand a chance.

“Should I go talk to her?”

Not sure how we feel about this one, but the dog seems pretty excited though.

“I’m the poop-o-meter. It smells really poopie in here!”

The happiest news.

“We go beyond stereotypes!”

*Sad reacts only.*

“If only I knew if I was a good dog. I know I’ve done some bad things when I was a pup.”

The truth has been revealed.

“Move your a** over Meg!”

Dog is the most loyal friend one can ever have.

“REVENGE FOR MY DAD!!”

Such a pawerful pupper.

“Give me some encouragement guys. This is a record!”

Conceal it, don’t feel it. Don’t let anybody know.

“What kind of a dumb a** are you?”

Guess the dog mistook his owner for an imposter.

“BIG FLUFFY TOY!!”

“Why!? Why me? What have I possibly done to have deserved such inconvenience? “

“AArrrggg! It’s only been 5 minutes and I want to go home!”

Hmm… you’re a good person.

“You have my total loyalty.”

A true dog mom at heart.

“I might be over my head here!!”

Who am I?

“I’m feeling like all the days are running together. What day is today?”

I would have closed the door, but there was a ‘butt’.

“I can’t help it that my booty gets cold.”

Good old times.

“I’ll just add some snoring and drool to top it off.”

She was probably too drunk.

“Why did you let me eat soooo many snacks!”

It’s a fair deal though.


This good boy is sending the message of love.

“Why do I look like a guinea pig in my picture?”

We can see the whole universe in her eyes.

“My super power is puppy eyes. I always get what I want!”

“Ain’t nobody messes with the pup! Woof!!”


Living the best life.

“What? It’s not like you got anything done either!”

Human, take notes.

“Some humans won’t learn!”

And it was delicious.

“How do you come up with these?”

Let’s spread happiness.

“See, you have to make your lips curl up with your tongue sticking out. Like this.”

That face is our favorite.

“How about we stay like this forever.”

The dog ain’t even sorry.

“If it’s out and not protected, I’m going to get it!”

That delightful face though!

“I love shopping with you because you buy me everything I want!”

It is not you, it’s your inner demon.

“Why do I take my anger out on my bed? It’s done nothing wrong.”

“Keep talking hooman, keep talking.”

“I love listening to your stories when I came home to you.”

Tired but hungry.

“Just a nibble before I go to sleep. ZZZZzzzz.”

And also some good boy pats.

“I think that should say that I deserve more human food, not dog food.”

Wow! What an incredible transformation.

“I went from Chunk to Hunk!”

Scars on the heart can never be concealed with makeup.

“Why do I always put up with my owners’ sh*t?”

“Hey friend, you can do it too. All you need is a lot of practice.”


Need a friend who stays by your side through all the thicks and thins of life?

  • Someone you can trust with all your deepest darkest secrets?
  • Somebody you can trust with your even life?
  • Someone who will never fail you or let you down?
  • Somebody who will stay even if everybody leaves you?

Then all you need is a dog by your side. Adopting a dog is like gaining a friend forever. They fit the definition of a true friend just right. Their hearts are full of love and compassion. They don’t even know the meaning of the word betrayal. Everything dogs do, they do with all their heart. Think about adopting a dog!!

Naughty Dogs With Their Shenanigans!

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20 Naughty Dogs Who Have No Clue How That Got Like That

It’s Christmas time and Santa is checking his list for the good and bad boys and girls! I hope these poor naughty pups get more than just coal to chew on!

1. “Nice shoes, oh they’re your favorite? Be a shame if somebody ruined them.”

“I’m just trying to save you from a fashion fail!”

2. “Attempting to look innocent after being naughty and ~sneakily~ eating a pen .”

“I can’t help it that I like to match my lips and collar together.”

3. “When mom is 5 minutes late feeding you (we have now upgraded to a plastic bin ).”

“I found an easier way of feeding me!”

4. “Jasper decided to take up gardening one day. He even brought this in through the doggy door!!”

“I’m just trying to get into my spiritual dog persona.”

5. “This is why we can’t have nice things!”

“I think I fixed that squeak you heard in the couch.”

6. “Oh, hi. I wasn’t expecting you home so early.”

“It’s a long story. I seen another dog outside and was mad that I couldn’t say Hi.”

7. “You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. Let’s start at the beginning because it’s a loooooooong story …. “

“I feel weird! Is there something wrong with me?”

8. “Nothing to see here, carry on as you were.”

“Those are very cheap dog toys. It only took me seconds to play with.”

9. “Oh, you’re missing some socks? Weird.”

“You’re always trying to match socks, I thought I would help!”

10. “Regrets? Now there’s a name I’ve not heard in a long, long time.”

“Oops! I guess it might have snagged on the door while I was bringing it out.”

11. “Can neither confirm nor deny.”

“That other dog is a bully. I was just paying him back.”

12. “This is Manny. He hasn’t seen your croissant. Not sure why you’re questioning him.”

“What? I’m trying out these lip enhancers!”

13. “Henry — who unravelled pretty much this whole ball of wool .”

“You always get mad at that big ball. I attacked it for you!”

14. “You can’t stay mad at that face though

“What? That couldn’t have been me.

15. “Sorry not sorry.”

“I arranged your junk drawer so you can see everything!”

16. “He didn’t even try to hide the evidence.”

“I thought is was a snake!”

17. “Some naughty dogs just want to watch the world burn.”

“If I can’t go outside, I’ll just bring the outside in.”

18. “Naughty yogurt pot stealer.”

“I’m getting you back from that time you forgot to give me a treat!”

19. “And you will know us by the trail of destruction.”

“We had a feeling that our bedding was going to blow up inside the house.”

20. “I’ve never seen those heels before in my life.”

“I got mad because they didn’t fit!”

I’m sure these naughty pups were forgiven! How can you stay mad at those squishy faces?!

ALL DOGS ARE GETTING CHRISTMAS FROM SANTA!!!

“I’m wishing for Santa to bring me more TREATS!!”

Dogs in Blankets Being Warm and Cozy

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Get Someone To Look At You The Way These Dogs in Blankets Look

Sure, you may love that cozy feel of a soft blanket, but these pups love it more. Here is a compilation of dogs in blankets!

1. “There are cozy goals and then there are ~COZY GOALS~”

2. “Snoopy has done this since day 1 too

Image Credit: @JenniferDohert4 via Twitter

3. “Duke finds this relatable as heck !!”

Image Credit: @_P0sthuman via Twitter

4. “[Same] But I’ve never caught him with the camera, doing it! #beagle”

Image Credit: @MichaelGShryane via Twitter

5. “Our beagle does this too! They know exactly how to manipulate blankets and pillows for ultimate comfort!

Image Credit: @HayleyBCooper via Twitter

6. “My weenie dog Baxter does this same thing He thinks anything made of cloth is his blankie.”

Image Credit: @jaffobsession via Twitter

7. “My niece thought it was odd when she came home and found that after I tucked the kids in I tucked Maggie & Lulu in under the Christmas tree. I am now the dogs favorite aunt.

Image Credit: @IrishPatty54 via Twitter

8. “My pup loves to sleep this way. But insists we do it for her.”

Image Credit: @Dr_Koraly via Twitter

9. “Eddy’s got it down too”

Image Credit: @Stu_FX via Twitter

10. “Barkis didn’t even know it was a thing.

“At last we will reveal ourselves to the jedi … “Image Credit: @susanwiggs via Twitter

11. “My Jasper does [it] too!”

Image Credit: @LeStripe via Twitter

12. “Here’s Rudy , waking up this morning.”

Image Credit: @dreamrose59 via Twitter

13. “Can confirm this is Big Beagle Energy.”

Image Credit: @nicolemhill via Twitter

14. “My good beagle is also a covers enthusiast”

Image Credit: @DicconHyatt via Twitter

15. “My boy Kai does this crazy thing with his bed. He tosses it over himself and gets a toy or a snack.

Image Credit: @j_pineo via Twitter

16. “McDuff loves to snuggle in a blanket too”

Image Credit: @Gina18306341 via Twitter

17. “She’s not talented to pull her own blankets up on her, but she does love fluffing her nest up lol”

Image Credit: @madshaw via Twitter

18. “Here’s one of our ‘golden oldies’ snuggling in a recently donated blanket to keep warm & cosy away from the horrid monsoon rains that are flooding our hospital & sanctuary in India!”

Image Credit: @TOLFAcharity via Twitter

19. “My #Gizzy steals my spot in the morning when I have to get up for work She goes right in my warm spot, gets under the covers & puts her head on my pillow #SpoiledRottenLittleGirl”

Image Credit: @MichelleDelNigr via Twitter

20. “Daisy always likes to be Uber something”

Image Credit: @StuCol101 via Twitter

21. “Ricky my Rat Terrier prefers the electric mattress pad underneath it all.”

Image Credit: @6310865 via Twitter

22. “Here’s my BoBo”

23. Frankie and Chloe love being under a blanket!