I’d like to introduce you to Madeline, aged 10 and Barnabas, aged 7. This pair of Neapolitan Mastiffs live in Upstate New York with their owner Alayna and they’re fast becoming internet sensations.
The doggy duo has been building up quite a strong Instagram following after appearing in a series of seriously cute photos. The two Neapolitan Mastiffs pose patiently while holding a series of props and signs filled with cheesy one-liners and terrible puns.
But what I want to know is how Alayna managed to get Barnabas and Madeline to stay still for the sake of the photographs? Alayna told Bored Panda that “Maddy and Barn are super food motivated! They will do anything for a treat! Plus by nature they are extremely chill, so that helps a lot.”
“When I took the pirate picture, I forgot to remove the hats and Maddy’s eye patch because I was so busy looking at the pictures I had taken. A few minutes later I turned around and they were STILL sitting there.”
As breeds go, Mastiffs are pretty laid back which makes them perfect for posing patiently. Alayna says that Barn and Maddy are even calmer than most.
“Hands down Maddy is more behaved! Barn is good but he can be mischievous at times. Maddy is a perfect sweet little lady, I mean REALLY perfect!”
Which cheesy sign made you laugh the most? Also, how adorable are these dogs?! At Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section below. 🐝