WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi Have Issues with their Hairy New Kid

The struggles of child-rearing.

Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi had a special announcement for Ellen fans on her show, airing Thursday, Jan. 14. The couple has Kid—but not the crawly, baby kind of which you might be conceiving. Instead, they now have a puppy who is nine weeks old that they decided to name ‘Kid’.

“I named him Kid because ya know people, there have been rumors forever, ‘When are you and Portia gonna have a kid?’,” she says. “So now I can say we have a Kid so it can just stop.”

She explains that their new bundle of joy cramps the style of their usual routine.

“It really makes me appreciate what it’s like to be a mother. Because like I’m trying to hold a puppy while I’m trying to make coffee. And I can’t do anything. He doesn’t let me do anything.”

DeGeneres teases her DJ tWitch, whose wife Allison Holker is expecting, about the woes of parenthood. “When Allison has that baby you’re gonna be so tired,” she says.

Watch DeGeneres’s big announcement in the video at the top of the page.