This Dog Maternity Shoot Is Somehow Hilarious & Beautiful At The Same Time — PHOTOS

If you're having a gloomy day or not feeling up to a challenge this morning, I implore you to take a look at this wonderful little nugget of Internet sunshine. Because no matter how rough of a day you are having, this pregnant dog maternity shoot will absolutely brighten your day. Just thinking about Lilica and her sassy pregnant self has put me in a better mood, and seeing the actual pictures basically made my week. Give me a moment to collect myself, I have a lot of feelings right now. 

Dogs are wonderful creatures that we do not deserve — they love unconditionally and are loyal to the bone. I cannot think of anything better than dogs, except maybe puppies. That is exactly why the combination Lilica's cuteness and the prospect of her having puppies is a lethal combination to me. I would pay really good money to be the lighting person on this photoshoot, and possibly a ligament to own one of her puppies. Can you tell I am a dog person, or have I not made that abundantly clear by now? 

The photoshoot took only 20 minutes and the photographer, Brazilian native Ana Paula Grillo, explained that she felt very connected to the subject. And why wouldn't she be? Just look at that dog in all her pregnant glory! I gotta give it up to this lady-dog, she is rocking the hell out of that pregnancy belly. I hope I am half as graceful as she is she is, when it's time for me to have kids. Below are some of my favorite shots from the photoshoot. 

I call this one "Paint Me Like One Of Your French Girls". There is no trace of shame from this gorgeous creature, only confidence and grace. I wonder if they had to help her roll over in order to get back onto her four legs. That's what we need assistants for! 

I don't know what's cuter here. The flower, the pose or the idea that she will be nursing tiny little puppies very soon, that will most likely give me a cuteness overload. I guess I'll go with that last one. 

So first, I'd like to break this down. First, look at that tongue. That is the tongue of the most confident dog I have seen in my lifetime, for sure. Second? The paw. The paw is telling you who the boss is. Yeah, Lilica is pregnant with a litter of puppies. Yes, she's having a hard time waddling around. Yes, it's most likely hot where she is and her little swollen paws need a rest. But what does Lilica do? Does she sit the photoshoot out? NO. Lilica acts like a damn G and poses like it's her job. You go Lilica! 

And just in case you were wondering, the next day, Lilica gave birth to five healthy, beautiful puppies. How's that for a story?! 

Images: Courtesy of anapaulagrillophotographer/Facebook 

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