updated 09/30/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/30/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET
When you’re fed up with the samba, what’s a Dancing with the Stars hopeful to do? If you’re Kristin Cavallari you cuddle up to a furry friend!
“I had a rough day rehearsing. I started to pick it up at the end but the samba is hard!!” Cavallari Tweeted Thursday. During a break from practice, the dressed-down reality star was spotted hanging out with a super-affectionate pooch, who planted a wet kiss on her face as her partner Mark Ballas held the dog’s leash.