This is Ruby, my red merle Australian Shepherd puppy. I'm supposed to tell her no when she sits on the back of the couch, but I just can't when I see that face!
This lovely video documents the first exam ever for Seattle Aquarium's latest otter pup. Its mother Aniak was trained to bring the pup to the biologists, thanks to patience on the biologists' part and a decent amount of seafood-as-positive reinforcement.
Suffice to say, everything about this video is unbearably squee.