This feature is designed as a counterweight to all the bad news in the world that weighs people down. We could share a photo of a baby, or a photo of a dog, but we are giving you both. How many newspapers can say that? Heidi and Michael Bender, the owners of Split Rock Books in Cold Spring, shared this shot of their 2-week-old daughter, Astrid, with Elvis and Aretha, who are owned by Charmaine Choi and Patrick Bieseman. If you have a photo of a baby and a dog, submit it for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.