Furry Friday: Babes in arms
Millie reaches directly into your chest and twangs your heartstrings.
Why should you look at dozens of photos of puppies and kittens today? Let's come up with a justification.
How about this: You've scanned the serious news - the grim stuff about shootings and hackings, Trumps and Brangelinas. You're informed, if not cheered up. You've, as it were, eaten your greens, and now you crave - nay, demand - dessert.
Well, tuck in your napkin and enjoy. This is one of the two or three yearly Furry Fridays in which the subject is youth - the bouncing babes, charming tots and big-eyed new entrants of the pet world.
It's a lot of sweetness, so please regulate intake and don't scroll too fast!
* Furry Friday: Inseparable pet partners
* Furry Friday: Cats in pursuit of rest
* Furry Friday: Perfect portraits
* Furry Friday: Time to smile
* Furry Friday: Fellowship of the fur
Thanks to all for sharing their pictures. Please email me your own photos, or go to the Four Legs Good Facebook page and use the Upload Photo button. Help keep Furry Friday free of embarrassing mistakes by remembering to include your pet's name, and its sex if it's not obvious!
Puppies' ears are a miracle - soft as snowflakes and warm as toast. This is Bella.
Hollie was born with this smudged bar-code on her forehead, but lost it as she grew.
More baby ears and eyes: Skye (left) and Louie.
The tiny faces and oversized feet of Charlie and Louie (left) and James.
Luna's been on Furry Friday before - a glossy Labrador beauty. Here she is on her first day at home.
Another young 'un on day 1: Patches explores this exciting place called home.
This is Frankie, a mastiff-Rottweiler-cross, at 10 months old. Which makes her the equivalent of a child at that eat-you-out-of-house-and-home stage - she was putting on 2 kilograms a week.
Jess has been on Furry Friday a few times, but this is the first baby photo we've shown.
Joey's growing into an adult-size set of whiskers.
I think Maggie's the youngest of today's babies - just a few days old. Look after them at this age, and they'll look after you for the rest of their lives.
It looks like a murder scene, but Jessie's only victim was a feather duster.
Yet another Furry Friday regular is Tiberius. Here he is as a pooped puppy snoozing on the coffee table.
The bronze eyes and facial finery of Rafa; the focus of Smoky; and the sweetness of Carter.
Scruffy pups: Shadow (left) and Alfie.
Today's fiery redhead: Oscar.
Lester and Ella snuggle like litter-mates but, believe it or not, Ella is Lester's auntie.
Nature didn't need to highlight the eyes of black-and-tan beauties Luca (left) and Tyler, but it did anyway.
Stella's tiny face has a lot going on. Don't you love the rouged cheeks?
One eye is blue, one eye is green, and the fur is white. His name? Ginger.
Look closely into Nia's eyes and you'll see the reflection of a hand and a camera as a stunning picture is taken.
Finally, meet Pippi, who didn't quite make it all the way into her basket.