Your morning adorable: Puppy, meet reflection
Our hearts are only moderately heavy as we bring you this, the final Your Morning Adorable of 2009 -- because we're excited for an entirely new year full of puppies and kittens, panda cubs and elephant calves and even the occasional grouping of festively attired penguins. (If you're feeling nostalgic as the year comes to a close, be sure to check out our rundown of 2009's top 20 most adorable animals.)
Apparently, no one told this 8-week-old golden retriever puppy what a mirror is -- or perhaps they did, but the English-to-dog translation left something to be desired. At any rate, he's adorably clueless when he encounters his own reflection; we love his high-pitched barks and the way he "loses" the other puppy when he reaches the mirror's edge.
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: paddybarnes via YouTube