Emily Maynard's daughter Ricki meets her birthday surprise
Courtesy Emily Maynard; inset: Araya Diaz/WireImage
06/24/2013 at 06:45 PM EDT
house just got a whole lot furrier!
The former Bachelorette
surprised her daughter Ricki
with a puppy for her 8th birthday.
"The newest addition to our zoo," reads the caption of an Instagram
photo Maynard posted on Sunday showing Ricki greeting a pint-sized white pup adorned with balloons.
Ricki, joined by a party pal, looked elated, but there's no word yet on what her 27-year-old mom's cats, Holly and Safari
, think of the new pet.
We're predicting catfights in the near future. Why? In April, Maynard shared a pic from a dog-sitting gig
and wrote, "It's silly how much I love this dog. My cats are pissed."
Welcoming a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home it's important to consider your family circumstances and do your research on breeds.