Kelly Osbourne Does Some Heavy Petting

Kelly Osbourne does realize that the little furball she’s carrying is a puppy, not a baby, right?

The 24-year-old Osbournes star and daughter of inarticulate heavy-metal icon Ozzy Osbourne hit the streets of Beverly Hills yesterday, cradling her Shiba Inu (a Japanese breed) puppy in her arms like a newborn.

A touch over-protective? Perhaps. But give Kelly credit—she displays a lot more kindness to animals than her old man does.

Osbourne—who’s engaged to British model Luke Worrell, 19—even brought her pup along when she visited a Beverly Hills medical center.

Was she getting a blood test in anticipation of her nuptials? Maybe, but it’s just as likely that Kel was indulging her compulsion for STD tests. Better safe than sorry—although Kelly can be pretty sorry at times too.