If you’re going to babysit Pepper the Pomeranian, don’t hate her cause you ain’t her
We’re all guilty of getting a little crazy when it comes to our pets. But Fresno, California, dog mom Elaine Diaz has taken it to a whole new level.
Diaz is mom to Pepper, a sweet, 3-year-old Pomeranian who, according to Buzzfeed News, loves cucumbers, is shy around strangers and gets treated like Diaz’s child. Think that’s an exaggeration? LOL. Just wait until you see the instructions Diaz left for her 20-year-old nephew, Tommy Rios, who volunteered to watch Pepper while Diaz was on a four-day vacation.
My aunt is having me house sit and watch her dog and omg she's too much lol pic.twitter.com/a6t7LGFFDR
— Tommy (@TommyRivers) July 9, 2017
Rios tweeted a photo of the instructions, and the internet is rolling. Here’s how to care for Pepper, “the most beautiful girl in the world.”
Of course she’s carb-free.
There was also a list of things Rios was not to do, including “Don’t you hurt her!” and “Don’t hate her cause you ain’t her.”
“It’s my first time leaving her with my nephew Tommy and that’s what was so nerve-racking for me,” Diaz explained.
Rios’ tweet went viral, and the internet cannot handle Diaz’s next-level crazy dog mom-ness.
pepper is a queen and should be treated as such— whatever mom (@kennaainsley) July 11, 2017
That's a hell of a list but I'm pretty sure Pepper's worth it.— Martha Kelly (@MarthaKelly3) July 12, 2017
To be fair she does look like an excellent dog.— Emma (@AbilityDrain) July 11, 2017
And naturally, some people needed assurance that Rios was following all of the instructions and taking proper care of Pepper.
where is Pepper tonight we must know if she's ok— Samantha Vicent (@samanthavicent) July 12, 2017
Please send a picture of Pepper holding a newspaper with today's date immediately for proof of life. 😂— Venmo: @CruelValentine ⛓🖤⛓ (@CruelValentine) July 11, 2017
update us on pepper every day. it's been 24 hours since this post hurry.— abdul (@Advil) July 11, 2017
The good news is that even though Rios didn’t send daily photo updates to Diaz — “He’s going to get in trouble for that,” she said, “He didn’t quite do it every day” — Pepper is happy and enjoying her viral fame.
Update: you made her really happy and now she's going to bed lol pic.twitter.com/KkwYRDibBw— Tommy (@TommyRivers) July 11, 2017
Of course she has her own precious pajamas. Of course.
Hats off to Diaz for being the craziest dog mom in a world of crazy dog moms. Pepper is one lucky pup.