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PvB-CuteDar-Green-300x250-Backup.jpgThroughout time (probably dating back to ancient Egypt, like all things do) there has been a raging debate between parents and pet-parents- the Puppies vs. Babies debate. Which is cuter- a chubby, cherub-like baby or a sweet, fluffy, puppy? Personally, as both a mom and a pet-parent, it’s a really tough call for me. I mean, my kid was definitely the cutest baby on earth, with his sweet little pouty lips and toothless grin. But then again, my dogs, especially my lab/collie Maia, were pretty darn cute too! So cute, in fact, that she suckered everyone into pampering her to the point where she demands that we lift her 65-pound butt into the bed so that she doesn’t have to exert the energy.

This ongoing debate has brought rise to the super-fun Puppies vs. Babies online contest on Animal Planet, where you can vote to end the debate once and for all and get a serious dose of utter cuteness while you’re at it. Go through both presentations and rate the cuteness of the puppies and babies on a scale of one to ten. The highest rated photos win. I went through all of the pictures, and I swear I oohed and awwwed over every single one. Someone got a little sneaky and put both a puppy and a baby in the mix! Double awww’s!  Then there are twins! Oh my goodness! Seriously, the judges at Animal Planet are going to have their work cut out for them, because all the entries are just amazing adorable.

If you’re having a bad day, feeling under the weather (like me), or just want a quick little burst of cuteness, I highly recommend checking out the Puppies vs. Babies contest. I’m glad I did!