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At this hospital, everyone is a good boy (or girl).
Nurses at Bangkok Paolo Memorial Hospital Chokchai 4 are dressing up newborns as puppies, and they’ve got a great reason to.
Aiming to show some festive puppy love, the newborns at the hospital are given white, blue, and brown crochet outfits and hats to commemorate the Chinese Year of the Dog which begins in February this year. The babies are dressed according to the Chinese zodiac year they are born into, a classification scheme many Thais and Asians look to identify particular attributes and informations about a person. According to Chinese belief, people born into the Year of the Dog are loyal, honest, and responsible.
Once they are fitted with their canine costumes, the puppy babies take part in a mini photoshoot to capture their precious attire in all its adorability, of which parents even get to take home a framed picture. In fact, the new year souvenir is proving so popular in Bangkok that some parents choose to give birth at this hospital in particular because of their new year traditions.
And can you blame them?
All images cr: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Whether sleepily stretching or letting out a little howl, we’re definitely loving this super cute way of welcoming a newborn into the world. February 14th 2018 will mark the official beginning of the Year of the Dog, making all those born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, or 2006 suitable puppies too.