It’s hard to stay indifferent to a good ol’ Instagram dog. And Chihuahua-mametaro is no different. Amassing quite a following, the adorable pup loves peeking his head through cardboard cutouts, and we love watching him do so.
His human, a Japanese woman named Semba, makes cardboard masks for him in all shapes and sizes. When it’s time to capture the dog in action,
Semba says the magic words, “Go home!” and her little friend pops his face through the hole.
“The designs are based on manga, anime/movie characters, or Japanese playing cards,” she explained in an interview with BuzzFeed. “They are things that I like.”
“People laugh when they see these photos,” she said. “They also praise the dog, who manages to stay still. Chihuahua-mametaro is cooperative. He’s usually quiet and kind, so he rarely gets angry at something.”
Prepare to aww and ahh.