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Vid We Love: Munchkin the Teddy Bear Dog Walks Into a Puddle of Awws

It's just a dog in a teddy bear costume, walking. You won't make it out alive.

Michael Leaverton  |  Jan 8th 2015


A few months ago, a woman in Southern California put a little teddy bear costume on her little Shih-Tzu, and lo, it was good. The little teddy bear arms poked out from the little Shih-Tzu shoulders! The teddy dog appeared to be standing on two legs!

The woman put a video of Munchkin walking on YouTube and screeech. Three million people stopped for a look.

A month went by, and the woman put Munchkin on a treadmill. Screech. Five million views:

And then, sledding. Sledding? That’s right. On snow? Precisely. A teddy dog sledding on snow? It would appear. Alas, this one just got just 88,000 views because a teddy dog sledding on snow is asking a lot of America. Still:

And then, two days ago, we were back to basics. Munchkin walking, showing off her fine teddy dog physique. Her owner plopped her on a beach boardwalk wall on a beautiful day and let her do her thing, which was walk. Screech. Nearly four million views after two days:

Of course, the woman maintains that she does not keep Munchkin in her teddy bear costume all the time. She’s had to maintain that because some of the thousands of commenters have been concerned that she never takes her dog out of her costume because she looks so cute in it. In fact, just yesterday she had to tell a concerned commenter, “I only wear my suit for a few minutes for pictures and a little longer for videos. It’s very thin, light, and comfy! :)”

Want more Munchkin? She’s also slaying them on Instagram and Facebook. Here are some examples:

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