Adele Balances Dog Louie Over Her Bump

updated 09/10/2012 AT 2:55 PM ET

originally published 09/10/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

Adele has kept a low-profile since announcing her pregnancy in June, but she made a rare public outing on Monday for a special friend: dog Louie.

The British songbird, who debuted her baby belly a week ago, was spotted in London’s Hyde Park toting her beloved daschund, with one hand protectively draped around her bump.

Earlier in the year, Louie joined his mom in a behind-the-scenes video for her Vogue cover shoot. The accompanying article paid mention to the pair’s close bond, noting that when Louie walked into the room, Adele tossed her reading material aside to pick him up.

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