Celebrities: “Theo” the Puppy and “Beau” the Baby
Last Christmas, the 3 Shyba youngsters sat on Santa’s lap in Manhattan and asked for a dog.
Mom and Dad said no.
However the family relocated to Santa Cruz this year and changed their thoughts. Previously this month, they adopted “Theo,” a cute boxer-Labrador-German shepherd mix.
All of a sudden, they’re celebrities.
Their story – recorded in pictures of Theo and the youngest Shyba child, Beau – has gone viral.
Mother Jessica Shyba’s blog, Momma’s Gone City, has got 200,000 clicks in the last 2 days, and she’s been given a shout-out by the Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres and a variety of other talk shows, all because she taken Instagram photos of her puppy and 23-month-old, blond-haired toddler sleeping together at naptime.
“It’s so weird,” Shyba told NBC Bay Area Monday morning. “But I’m just rolling with it.”
“Rolling with it,” meant waking up at 1:30 a.m. Monday to travel more than one hour to San Francisco, where she was a guest on Fox and Friends. Theo and Beau sat in Shyba’s arms, or instead, battled in her arms as she gave her interview, both clearly exhausted from the early morning drive and stress. At one point, Shyba gave up the puppy to a news crew member to maintain them apart. Later on, she took Beau to his doctor’s appointment and waited for an NBC Bay Area crew to show up at her house.
“It’s really hard for me to put into words how I’m feeling,” said Shyba, who has been working on her blog for 4 years. “I woke up the other night in a panic, so scared because this is my family, the most important thing to me.”
She just started taking photos of her son and puppy within the last week or so. However the story started out last Christmas in Manhattan. That’s when Shyba, who’d moved to New York City while her husband was in dental school, took her kids to see Santa at Macy’s Santa Land in Herald Square. The kids asked for a dog.
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