Thanks to Dan for sending these.
“First, spy a baby. Be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers this is indeed a baby.
“Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process. The "paw slide" - Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.
“Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented "hug, smile, and lean."
The natural instinct of a dog that hasn’t been corrupted by genetics or environment is to love and protect helpless baby animals of all species.
Having said that, is it just me or does this baby look a little overwhelmed? Maybe I’m too protective, but I’m not sure I would subject a baby to this photo shoot even for cute Internet pictures.
The picture on the right looks like it might be captioned, “Yum, soup bone.”