If there’s one thing we know about dogs, especially golden retrievers, it’s that their bellies are pretty much in charge.
The Golden Brothers Colby and Bleu, also known as the “Cheese Pups” on Instagram, are no exception. When 6 a.m. arrives, these two canines are awake and eager for their morning meal. The only issue is those annoying people who want to sleep in a little later than the dogs.
The Cheese Pups live with Chris and Nina Cardinal of Phoenix, Arizona. The family welcomed their first human baby, Chloe, just 15 months ago, and they’ve been an inseparable pack ever since.
Now that Chloe is walking, she loves to feed her two furry best friends every chance she gets, and naturally the boys love that!
“Every night, Colby parks himself under Chloe’s high chair,” Chris explained. “She’s recently grown big enough to reach their food bin, so she scoops out kibble and dumps it for them, much to our dismay.”
Nina came out of her room one morning to discover Chloe alone strolling along the hallway. Nina scratched her head, puzzled as to how the tiny youngster had gotten out of her bed, which had a mesh screen to prevent falls. She was also baffled as to how Chloe managed to reach the knob of her closed bedroom door; she’s still far too short to open it.
“We were taken aback!” “How did she manage to get out of bed?” you might wonder. Chris was perplexed. “This is the first time she’s ever made such a daring escape.” “Did she mature?”
Luckily, Chloe’s room is monitored by a Nest camera, so the worried parents reviewed the night’s footage and made a hilarious discovery. It turns out, Chloe didn’t manage to pull a ‘Houdini’ all by herself. Nope — this was an inside job!
The video showed that around 6 a.m., the Cheese Pups had nosed open the door to Chloe’s room, exuberantly telling her with their excited snuffles that it was time to get up and feed them. One of the dogs even grabbed her favorite stuffed toy in order to “lure” her out of the room.
Chloe obediently got out of bed and headed down the hall, only to be intercepted by her curious mother.
Chris says that now that they know what happened, they all had a good laugh over it. “I knew we had to childproof our house. Guess we’ll have to dog-proof it too,” Chris said.
Those dogs are lucky to have a human pal like Chloe, who doesn’t mind getting up early for some extra snuggle time! Come to think of it, Chloe’s pretty lucky to have these goofy pups in her life, too. We’re sure this is just the beginning of their adventures together!