16/04/2018 15:38 SAST | Updated 16/04/2018 15:38 SAST

Newborn Guinea Pig Photoshoot: Top Contender For Cutest Thing Ever

It's almost too much.

Denise Urness

Guinea pigs are cute, but newborn guinea pigs swaddled à la Anne Geddes? It's almost too much.

Dawson Creek, British Columbia photographer Denise Urness warmed the internet's collective heart this past week when she posted these stylised shots of newborn piggies Penelope, Luigi and Dice wrapped in blankets with flowers on their heads.

Denise Urness

The Canadian specialises in photographing newborn human babies, but occasionally also does kittens and puppies, she told HuffPost. And when she found out that a friend's guinea pig had given birth, she just had to organise a shoot, which she did for free.

The pigs were only four days old when the shots were taken, she says, and they fitted into the palm of her hand. But they were more active than the newborn animals she's used to working with – "they were cruising around with their eyes open and eating proper food".

Denise Urness

Once she turned up the heat, swaddled them twice, and turned on a baby shusher, which is basically a white-noise maker that she uses with human newborns, they fell asleep.

"I did it to be funny, but it turned out it worked," she says.

Their mom was nearby at all times, she stressed, and lettuce was "on demand."

Denise Urness

They even got to snack while bundled, which is basically our dream.

Denise Urness

In case you're wondering, the little piggies are not for sale — their owner is keeping them.