Dog owners know that despite the fur, four legs, tail and the potential to create a flea problem, our canine companions are our children — just as much as our actual human children are our children. They are valued members of our pack, and the love we give to them will be returned tenfold.
So when a newborn baby girl grew up alongside her pug siblings, it’s no surprise that she felt like a member of their crew, after they welcomed her with open paws. Kennedy, the human, has two Pug brothers (Barnum and Bailey) and one Pug sister (Tahlulabelle). The four of them are basically always together, and their sibling shenanigans are documented by Kennedy’s mother, Shannon, on Instagram @circus_pugs.
Here are some of their sweetest adventures together.
P.S. If this isn’t the epitome of #SquadGoals, then we don’t know what is.
1. 5-Second Rule
When the pugs were all more than willing to gobble up Kennedy’s fallen food scraps. Teamwork!
2. Family Nap Time
When one decides to crash, they all crash together.
3. Jammin’ On Their Planner
Look what we got! It’s the baby Louie and friends 2016 charity calendar. We are so excited! You can order your copy at www.pugsnkisses84.com (live link in our bio) #circuspugs #pugsnkisses84 #pug #pugs #pugmom #pugmug #puglove #pugstagram #pugsrequest #pugsnotdrugs #kennedy #barnum #bailey #tahlulabelle #sanfranciscopug #sanfranciscopugs
When they all pondered what their 2016 resolutions should be.
4. Endless Baby Giggles
That time Kennedy seemed to communicate with Barnum and Bailey using screams, squeals and giggles.
5. Sweater Weather
When they collectively welcomed the chilly season in style.
6. Family Circus
Happy Halloween! Look for this circus trick-or-treating it’s way through San Francisco this evening or at Pug Sunday at Alta Plaza Park tomorrow. #circuspugs #pug #pugs #pugmom #pugmug #puglife #puglove #pugstagram #pugsnotdrugs #pugsnkisses84 #pugsofinstagram #barnum #bailey #tahlulabelle #kennedy #sanfranciscopug #sanfranciscopugs #pugsunday
When they were proud to have Kennedy as their Ring Leader.
7. Playtime Democracy
When toy selection was a family decision to be made.
8. Wake-Up Call
And when they all started the day together, like tiny, super cute balls of energy. *Sigh*