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Loyal Dog Watches Over His Favorite Teddy Bear During The Entire Time It’s In The Wash

littlethings.com logo littlethings.com 2018-11-30 Kim Wong-Shing
a close up of a dog © @habsthedog / Instagram

Reason #41,986 why we do not deserve dogs: Habs, an adorable spaniel dog, watches over his favorite plush toy while it’s in the wash to make sure that it’s safe. Now that’s loyalty.

Reason #41,987: That plush toy is a ridiculously oversized teddy bear, much larger than Habs himself.

Is it even legal to be this cute?!

Habs’s owner, Jacqueline Estey, didn’t originally intend for Habs to bond with the giant teddy bear. It belonged to her before Habs even joined the family. But soon after he arrived three years ago, he claimed the teddy bear as his own.

a dog holding a teddy bear © @habsthedog / Instagram

“Habs has always been inseparable from the bear,” Jacqueline told the Dodo. "If you pick it up, he’ll follow you around until you put it back down for him.”

But as all dog owners know, a dog’s favorite toy will quickly become one of the filthiest things in the known universe. Eventually, it was time for Jacqueline to give the huge teddy bear a wash.

Habs didn’t trust it. He decided to stand watch until his teddy bear was safely free of the laundry demons.

© @jacquelineestey / Twitter

“He sat in front of the dryer the whole cycle just to make sure he would be okay,” Jacqueline tweeted alongside a video of Habs watching the bear tumble. That tweet now has 800,000 likes, which if you ask me, isn’t nearly enough! 

Jacqueline says he faithfully watched over the bear during the entire cycle. “I have never seen him do that for anything in the wash, other than his bear,” she said. “It was hilarious when I realized he was sitting there for the whole entire cycle and wasn’t moving for anything!”

Does anyone love you as much as Habs loves this bear?! Is this the greatest love that has ever existed? Something to think about.

© @jacquelineestey / Twitter

Unfortunately, he couldn’t quite shake that nerve-wracking experience.

Later that night, Habs’s bear was safely downstairs. But he apparently had a nightmare that the bear was still in the laundry.

© @jacquelineestey / Twitter © @jacquelineestey / Twitter

“I heard Habs scratching at the dryer door. When I went in there, he was looking for his bear in the washer and dryer!” Jacqueline said. “I walked him downstairs and showed him where his bear was, where he continued to lay down next to his bear.”

Phew.

a group of stuffed animals sitting next to a dog © @jacquelineestey / Twitter

People quickly fell in love with Habs and his bear buddy after Jacqueline posted about it on Twitter. He reminded many dog owners of their own dogs’ oddly strong feelings about certain toys.

a close up of an animal © @drjudymelinek / Twitter

And the Twitter thread is now a gold mine of adorable dog + toy photos.

a close up of a dog © @bluebelluk / Twitter

…And some plush toy-loving cats thrown in for good measure.

© @lichtenbergian / Twitter

This is exactly what the internet was made for.

Now, time to go stalk Habs’ new Instagram.

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