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We've been thinking a lot about Bachelor Pad 3 alum and Bachelor Season 16 runner-up Lindzi Cox lately. Girlfriend recently launched a dating advice column, though she seems to still be living the single life. But things change fast in the brightly lit world of lil Linz, and she tweeted this weekend about a brand new family member.

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So what’s going on? Well, this particular light is masquerading as an adorable puppy who wants nothing more than to make Lindzi the happiest girl in the world. Hear that, He Who Shall Not Be Named? You've been replaced!

"Meeting my nephew for the first time, I think he likes me, or he just really likes to lick," Lindsay posted to Instagram on July 6 along with an adorable picture of herself with her furry friend. Awww, these two!

Who needs a loafer-wearing, lover of man tanks when you have a puppy to cuddle, right guys? Clearly Lindzi has traded up with her new "nephew" (whose name has yet to be revealed), though let's be real: This dog would be way cooler if he owned a helicopter. Sigh, oh well. Can't win 'em all.

By the way — Lindzi is no stranger to palling around with four legged critters. This gorgeous gal grew up on a horse farm in Newcastle, Washington, and trained ponies throughout her youth! Basically, she's the Dr. Doolittle of Bachelor Nation.

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