A lucky few, however, like pint-sized Gracie Lou, call the star Mom. We hereby award little Lou with the prize for “Pet Most Often in Mom’s Arms” in her Instagram feed.
Among the animals residing at the actress’s picturesque Badland’s Ranch in Utah is her stunning horse Bellaco, who photobombed the family’s gorgeous Easter pic.
Perhaps even more sneaky than her horse is cat Whiskey, who took it upon himself to supervise “Hamlet the Pig’s lunch rations back at the ranch,” Heigl shared on Instagram. When you have this many pets, clearly everyone helps out.
The actress adores this cuddly feline so much she’ll hold him in her arms whilst wearing an LBD — that’s love right there.
“I have a ranch up in Utah that is my little piece of heaven,” Heigl wrote on her Those Heavenly Days website. “We have 20 acres of perfect pasture land that is home to our nine horses, two donkeys, two goats, two mini horses, one pig, five cats and ten chickens.” With an alpaca farm also nearby and a backdrop of towering mountains everywhere you look, the selfie possibilities are endless — and always adorable.