As any good dog owner knows, puppers are part of the family. They're as integral to the family unit as anyone else — and, let's face it, they're always the most popular family members.
Accordingly, there's nothing more exciting than telling your furbabies that they're about to have another hooman to love! In cute, little baby form!
Unfortunately, not everyone is a dog lover who can understand this as good news. Far too many people assume that pets and babies are incompatible. Thankfully, though, one couple is out to prove these critics wrong.
Sanjana works at an animal welfare organization in Bengaluru called CUPA. As a result, the married couple can't stop bringing in new doggos to the family.
Pregnancy, however, was a very difficult time for the couple. "My pregnancy became a high-risk one for pre-term delivery and I was restricted to the confines of my home," Madappa wrote on Facebook.
Ultimately, the dogs became a huge source of comfort. "Taking care of my dogs ensured I never felt the need to blame my pregnancy, the baby, or my husband for the state I was in," she told BuzzFeed.
BECAUSE THE LITTLE PUPPERS CAN'T WAIT TO BE BIG SIBLINGS.
Clearly, getting rid of these lovable furballs is NOT an option. "I don’t know how people can bring a child into the world while letting go of another at the same time," Madappa said.
Is your heart melted yet?
To all the haters trying to tell Madappa how to live her life, she says: "NOT WITHOUT MY DOGS."
...Important words to live by.
In fact, just a week after the shoot, the couple welcomed their son, Ayan... Who is getting lots of kisses from all his siblings.