Four Legs


We all know the internet was invented for the primary purpose of sharing cute animal photos more easily, and I’ve really been doing my part to contribute over the past month and a half. Here are 6 weeks of Instagram photos of Fritz and Bruno, my furry little loves. They are really good at relaxing, napping, and cuddling.

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  • Reply Jen July 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Stop it. You know I am weak from love for Bruno. OMG.

  • Reply Sherry July 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    So much doggy cuteness. My boyfriend and I joke that no one has benefited from the internet as much as cats have.

  • Reply mommy July 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Fifth row, fourth picture; my favorite Bruno expression!

    • Anna @ D16 July 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      That is definitely classic Bruno!

  • Reply nicole July 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    oh, how i love these, especially seeing so many together as a group. every single day i am reminded of how lucky i am to share my life with my furry little guy. he reminds me to live in the moment … and photos are such a wonderful way of capturing some of those moments we have together. thanks for the reminder.

  • Reply kenzie July 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    too much! I am way to guilty of posting too many picture of my cute dog on instagram. But i love dog photos too much. They are so adorable.

    • Anna @ D16 July 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Everything thinks they’re being annoying with the pet photos, but I don’t think anyone actually minds. Cute animals are my favorite thing about Instagram. 🙂

    • Jill July 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      I feel completely validated by this statement. Phew. 😉

  • Reply erin@designcrisis July 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    100% adorable (especially you).

  • Reply Mamma Biscuit July 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Bruno wearing your scarf is beyond amazing LOL I love the belly (or as I like to call it the chassis) shots of both Bruno and Fritz. I wish I could get Mamma to lay on her back to expose her chassis the same way—all on her own!

    Your boys are so CUTE! Ruff Ruff
    Mamma Biscuit!

  • Reply Mae July 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Aww How adorable. If I could just hug them all. lol

  • Reply Jessica July 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Cute animal pictures are definitely the best part about Instagram! I know I am SO guilty of posting far too many pictures of my basset hound…but I just can’t help myself.

  • Reply Mig July 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Such adorableness!… :))

    • Venus July 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      Too cute. The very last is my favorite.

  • Reply Fiona July 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Oh oh oh oh… I’m scrolling and I’m scrolling… on and on with the cuteness. Great set.

  • Reply Pamela July 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Awwww…..I’ve got a Bruno, too. Nothing beats a cute pet pic!
    Have a great 4th.

  • Reply Adam July 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Two very adorable dogs! You should start a dog modeling agency.

  • Reply Sarah B July 2, 2011 at 5:53 am

    They’re adorable Anna! It’s funny, whenever I discover a blog that shows the blogger’s doggies, I’m hooked!!

  • Reply a life most fabulous July 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

    cuteness galore! how fabulous!

  • Reply elia July 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

    So cute, made my day.
    Dogs are just amazing.
    My dog Quinn is super good at relaxing, napping, and cuddling too.
    He reminds me of your Bruno, same colour, size and sweet little expressions. He’s a Westie though. His Kennel Club name was Bruno but he became The Mighty Quinn.

  • Reply Susan July 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Great idea, such cuties!!

  • Reply Maureen July 3, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I love that Fritz’s eyebrows are basically polka dots.

    • Anna @ D16 July 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      His eyebrows are the best!! They’re so expressive. I wish I could get a shot of him with one raised up all high—it’s hilarious.

  • Reply Mandy July 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Just adorable !!!
    I love them, I have two little ones as well, can’t imagine life without them.

  • Reply Viktoriya July 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Love your blog!!
    Just wanted to ask how you get your pics (like in this post of your adorable critters) to look so vintag-y and 70’s?

    • Anna @ D16 July 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      These are all Instagram photos taken with my iPhone—there’s a link to the app in the post. 🙂

  • Reply Viktoriya July 4, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Thanks!! 🙂

  • Reply mhendo July 4, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I know you closed the comments on your previous post, but I have never before felt compelled to comment on a blog – for no other reason than I quite like my voyeur status in other people’s fascinating and oh so stylish lives. I just wanted to say you made me cry on my train to work! I’m not even from the states and over here we’ve had civil partnerships for a few years, but I follow the progress of gay marriage in America religiously(?) and have been saddened to see so much hate being thrown about in the name of… what?? When it comes to gay rights I sometimes forget that it’s not just us gays that are fighting for them, and when I read a post from someone who obviously so deeply cares about our rights, it makes me swell with pride in humankind. Thank you Anna. This weekend it was Pride in London (not the reason I’m feeling tired and tearful on a Monday morning). One million people turned out. We may have civil partnerships, but we also still have reason to march until every state and every country recognises that we are all equal. PS – love your home.

    • Anna @ D16 July 4, 2011 at 11:55 am

      Well, your comment made me cry, so now we’re even! 😉 Thank you for this, really. I believe in equal rights, liberty, and freedom of choice for everyone—not just for me or for groups that I’m a part of. And I’m certain I’m not the only one!

  • Reply Sally @ ourdreamlives July 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

    sooooooo cute and schnuggly! my friend just got me hooked on Instagram… completely obsessed! as if I needed another reason to take photos…!!

  • Reply kim July 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    do you groom Bruno yourself, or do you have it done? I have a similar dog and he all ways looks so rag a muffin when his fur gets long. Bruno looks great and knot free.

  • Reply Fernanda July 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    They are so cute!!! I love dogs!!!

  • Reply marlene July 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    hey anna, i have a question about you and your adorable doggies! don’t they mind staying home alone all day? i understand both you and evan are away from home for long days, with the commute and all. did you just let them get used to it from when they were babies? does it make a difference that they’re two? i’d like to get a dog (or two!) but one of the main reasons i’m still not sure is the time that i’m away from home and how to make sure they wouldn’t get sad.
    thank you if you can take the time to answer, and please continue posting these, they’re so cute i could just eat them! (if i wasn’t a vegetarian ;))

    • Anna @ D16 July 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      I don’t really like to get into the specifics of our daily schedules publicly, but we’ve planned our lifestyle to accommodate the dogs. We have a city apartment for when we need it, and the dogs go with us. Also, my mother lives very close by.

  • Reply Henna July 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Oh they are really adorable. I love animals too. Greetings from two furry felines Vinski and Nakkituppi from Finland 🙂

  • Reply Melificent July 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Glad to see I’m not the only one filling up my Instagram feed with pictures of my pups! They are adorable btw 🙂

  • Reply Jenn July 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm


  • Reply katrina July 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    your babies are ADORABLE and i can tell that they love your iphone camera, too!

    i purchased my white iphone a little over a year ago. my friends advised me to wait for the iPhone 4, but i ignored all the their advice and bought it anyway. i mean, i love my phone — there’s no doubt about that (plenty of puppy photos). BUT, when i saw your white G4 iphone — OH, i wish i had waited. your phone is a beauty!

  • Reply Melissa July 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I love the range of emotion- from sad, to sleepy, to possibly guilty. so cute!

  • Reply Dan @ Manhattan Nest July 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm


    I miss my boys!

  • Reply Cynthia July 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    So cute. I love taking pictures of my dog Lola. Here she is when she has had enought of my photographing her.

  • Reply laurakinsey July 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    hi anna! love the post of the doggies. it inspired me to make a collage of all the instagram snaps i’ve taken of my dog hugo – who looks A LOT like your dog!

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  • Reply woodleyparkzoo July 14, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Off topic but saw this and thought of you…

  • Reply kat July 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    wowza! thanks for featuring my blog in your blogs of the month!
    p.s. I am dog obsessed too… Frankie the whippet is my main man!

  • Reply Montse July 17, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Love the photo where you have the iphone and he’s posing in the back. By the way just saw this and thought of you and your dogs:

  • Reply Kristina July 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I like the optical illusion that happens in the intersections of a block of Earlybird photos posted together.

  • Reply Sharon Thoms August 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hi I love your puppies especially the blonde one. I live in australia and have a dog (he’s 5 now) that looks just like yours. When we bought ours it was sold to us as a mini goldern retriever however not sure about that. Was wanting to know what breed of dog yours is? If you could reply would be awesome. Thanks

    • Anna @ D16 August 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Bruno is half Bichon Frise and half long-haired Chihuahua. He weighs 10 pounds and is about the size and build of a Maltese.

  • Reply Ann August 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Your dogs are SO cute! My phone is also 90% photos of my dogs. Pets are just so photogenic.

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