Snickerdoodle seems to be over the whole mommy thing and is desperately asking for help with her eyes. It’s the same look all new moms have every time they leave the house. If you aren’t a parent, then it could be a little confusing for you. Look for eyes that are asking for a treat or a walk, but most likely, she’s desperate for a break from her pups.
Unfortunately, there’s very little the human behind the camera can do to help her out. Snickerdoodle may have gotten in over her head, but her doggy anxiety will only last as long as her pups are nursing. Unlike humans, dogs start to wean their puppies in just four weeks.
Staying Safe in Momma's Pouch
Many new moms will admit that they were more overprotective with their firstborn than they were with their others. This is likely because new parents are practically clueless and tend to be more nervous. It's not uncommon for newborns to be compared to a joey (baby kangaroo).
Immediately after a kangaroo is born, it climbs into its mother's pouch. Just the size of a jellybean, the pouch is where the joey feels safe and is able to drink its mother's milk. It's in the pouch that they're able to grow until they're large enough to take care of themselves.
We all may be guilty of booping a dog on the nose, but how many of you can say you've done that with a dog who came with its very own boop button? Very few! Some believe this pup was born with a paw-shaped birthmark after he was trampled on by his siblings in the womb, but we think it was put there for his humans to enjoy.
Completely unaware of the appeal his nose has, the pup is peacefully snoozing the day away. Unfortunately, as the pup grew, so did his nose. The separate spots in his unique birthmark eventually merged together, eliminating this one-of-a-kind feature. His dog parents certainly don't love him any less, though!
Children make the perfect snuggle buddies. When they fall into our arms, as parents, we tend to feel a sense of calm and comfort. That emotion seems to apply to the animal kingdom as well, as we can see in the photo. This cat momma is hugging her baby tightly, demonstrating her love and maternal instincts.
Parents tend to underestimate the importance of hugging and snuggling their children. Their development heavily depends on this contact as well as the way their caretakers treat them. By simply hugging your children, you can reduce feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Who knew!?
Giving the Kids a Swimming Lesson
One distinct feature of the South American Capybara is the way they teach their offspring essential values. Similar to human parents, they give their kids the skills they need to ensure they can survive in the wild on their own. In this picture, we can see a momma Capybara doing just that.
These youngins are learning the art of swimming with their mother as the rearguard. This is just another example demonstrating the importance of hands-on parenting, especially in the wild. It's essential to be able to impart life lessons to your child to help them get the best out of life!