Ian & Nina took a break from dealing with the undead to help welcome a litter of adorable puppies. Congrats to Grandpa Ian and new-mom Nietzsche!
It’s official: Ian Somerhalder is the most smolder-y grandfather ever. His beloved dog Nietzsche went into labor Oct. 8, and in typical Ian fashion, The Vampire Diaries star kept his 4.2 million Twitter followers in the loop as his best friend became a mother. And the cherry on top of the frantic evening was that Ian’s co-star Nina Dobrev was also there to lend a hand!
Ian got tongues wagging — yeah, expect a lot of dog puns in this post — by tweeting the initial news of Nietzsche’s labor:
She’s in Labor! Aunt @thejram (aka midwife) & Uncle @polivierjr our little Nietzsche girl is about to drop a ton of love into the world.World please send super-positive energy to this very brave and very scared little girl.THIS ignites even more,ISF’s vision and the absolute necessity to finish research and distribute SAFE species-specific oral sterilization drugs for dogs and cats! Lets put our heads together and end OVER POPULATION OF THESE INCREDIBLE ANIMALS! Thank you!
The “aunt” and “uncle” Ian mentioned in his tweet are Jessica Ramsey and Paul Olivier, Jr., both of whom work for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.
And in case you had any doubt about the tenacity of Ian’s fans, “Good Luck Nietzsche” was trending on Twitter during her labor.
Ian’s Dog Gives Birth: First Photo Of Nietzsche’s Puppies
Ian may not have tweeted a picture of Nietzsche’s litter — I assumed he was saving them for an all-out magazine bidding war — but Nina couldn’t help herself from snapping a candid shot of the new family:
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