updated 01/06/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/06/2014 AT 3:25 PM ET
Jep Robertson, the youngest son of the TV show’s patriarch Phil Robertson, and his wife Jessica have welcomed a new dog to their family.
“Jep & Lily Lulu playing with our new pup Gizmo,” Jessica Robertson Tweeted alongside a photo of her husband and their 11-year-old daughter Lily cooing at the fluffy white pup.
Their new addition comes on the heels of controversy for the family, who are getting back to business after the A&E network temporarily suspended Phil Robertson last month over anti-gay and racist comments.
Besides, the tiny doggy couldn’t have come at a better time for the duck-hunting family. On Friday, Jessica shared that they were thinking of a close family member who was undergoing surgery.
“Lifting up our sweet Mia this morning in prayer. She’s having major surgery this morning, please keep her & Jase & Missy in your prayers,” she Tweeted of the daughter of brother-in-law Jase and his wife Missy.
A visit from cuddly Gizmo could be the perfect get well gift from Mia’s cousins, including Jep and Jessica’s other children, Merritt, Priscilla and River.
“Mia did great in surgery!” Jessica later Tweeted. “She’s in recovery now.”