I have been completely astounded by the kindness and love that my family and I have been shown in the past week. The emails, notes, messages of all kinds that I’ve received in response to the photos of Theo and Beau have literally at times left me slack-jawed (in a great way). It is truly incredible how the internet brings us together; I have gotten emails from all across the world, in various different languages, all expressing similar feelings. The images of the peace that Theo and Beau have found together is conveyed in the universal language of love.
Theo and Beau have a connection that I can only explain as completely natural and instantaneous. They behave as though they’ve been friends for life already, their companionship is similar to two friends having been apart for decades, only to resume right where they left off.
I wonder every day how this little fur baby came into our lives and settled in seamlessly as though it was always meant to be. Jack and Zoe have their own relationships with Theo, each of them quite special in their own way. Zoe has longed for a puppy for as long as she could verbally tell us so, and Jack has a sort of understood brotherhood with him that involves both companionship and playfulness.
For me, my heart is enormously filled seeing my children learning and forming a new relationship with a pet. Seeing Theo and Beau together, though they are both without many language skills, leaves me with the contentment of our lives being filled completely.
Nap time, is as you can imagine, my favorite part of the day lately. It’s the routine aspect that the three of us have gravitated to as well, safety and happiness in knowing that we can expect this peace in the early afternoon generally without fail.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve received many inquiries both here, on Facebook and Instagram about various things, and I just wanted to address the most common.
Star Bedding: The sheets on our bed in a few of the photos is from the Serena & Lily children’s collection.
Star Blanket: In the SF Giants’ photo, the star blanket is Aden & Anais.
Colorful Duvet and Shams, Anthropologie (sale!)
Colorful patch blanket, home made from Guatemala
The “To each other we belong” tee is Go Gently Baby from Poppy’s Closet
Green guitar tee is Bobo Choses from Poppy’s Closet
The flag diapers are from The Honest Company
Mallard Duck Tee is Wild
Alphabet Onesie is Nununu
American Flag leggings are American Apparel
Theo was recently taken to the vet for his second round of vaccinations, and we were told that he is “definitely Shar-Pei and German Shepherd”. While there wasn’t a DNA test, our vet said that he doesn’t have any Rottweiler in him. I obvioulsy don’t know for sure either way, but so far we are concerned only with behavior and potty training him properly.
I appreciate all of the stories that you’ve shared with me, as well as advise.
Upload and Tag your images with #TheoandBeau!
I have received tons of submissions of photos of your children or yourselves with your pets, and I love every one! Please continue to and let me know if I have permission to share on my blog. I will be choosing a handful for the site this week.
The Santa Cruz SPCA is in desperate need of a new facility. I’m starting to gather ideas for a fundraiser, however many of you have already donated-to the tune of $1,800-and we are beyond thrilled! If you feel the need, they are amazing and what they are doing to make sure so many animals have a forever home is fantastic.
I am in the process of taking my dream of publishing to the next level and I cannot wait to share more details as they come!
You can follow along by clicking the buttons under “about Jessica” up on the right of the screen.
Thank you so much, all of you, for sharing in our happiness. We are truly grateful, and completely humbled.