‘A living plush toy.’: Dog with adorably unique Mickey Mouse ears is stealing hearts

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Sometimes two dog breeds mix together to create an unexpectedly adorable creature.

Even in a world full of Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Cockapoos, and Puggles, we’ve never seen a dog that looks quite like Goma! This fluffy white snuggle bug is an 8-year-old Maltese and Papillion mix whose unusual ears have earned her a loyal internet following. Take one look, and you’ll understand why she’s so popular! Here are some facts about the adorable pup:

1. In a word: EARS! Goma’s perfectly round ears remind many people of Mickey Mouse.

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2. Others compare them to koala bear ears. Either way, we have heart eyes!

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3. Goma lives with her humans in Tokyo, Japan, where she enjoys seeing the sights from the comfort of a backpack.

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4. Her owners love to dress her up in cute outfits, like this chic kimono.

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5. But she’s still as adorable with just her white, fluffy fur.

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6. Lots of people love her. She has more than 109,000 followers on Instagram, with more discovering her every day.

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7. Who could get enough of this face? We sure can’t!

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8. In case you were wondering, her tail is delightfully fluffy and cute too.

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9. She really looks like a living plush toy.

10. She seems to have gotten the best of both breeds — her ears stand upright like a Papillion, but they’re round like a Maltese.

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11. She manages to outshine even the most stunning backgrounds, like Japan’s famous cherry blossoms.

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12. She seems really patient and well-behaved, too. Just look at how well she poses for pictures. Aloha, Goma!

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13. She’s such a portable size, she can go pretty much anywhere.

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14. She definitely spreads smiles wherever she roams.

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15. We can’t get enough of this precious girl. Those eyes! Those ears! That face!

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Show of hands: Who wants to join our Goma fan club? This is our new favorite mixture of breeds, but something tells us Goma is truly one of a kind.

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