Can you handle all of this cute? We think you might have to be because you cannot miss out on this adorable ball of fluff.
Nope, that is not a teddy bear, it is an actual puppy. Her name is Tonky.
Tonky is a 4 month-old bear-coat shar pei puppy who has melted our hearts since we first laid eyes on her.
Her owners are Christine Park and her boyfriend Dave. Sadly, they live in Canada, so no impromptu meet and greets with Tonky will be happening today. We strongly encourage everyone to try and start a petition to have Tonky go on a global tour however.
According to Christine, Tonky is “silly, stubborn, and loyal to her friends and family.” She sounds perfect.
Her friends include Maxi, Christine explained. Maxi is also adorable and when the two BFFs get together it is impossible not to smile. Just look at them!
“It wasn’t until Tonkey’s litter was born that Dave and I learned what a bear coat was!” Park said to Buzzfeed. “We were thrilled to discover the existence of ‘fluffy’ shar-peis, and it was an easy decision for us.”
Not only is Tonky special because she is absolutely adorable, but her coat makes her pretty unique. Bear-coat shar peis are very rare because their fluffiness is a result of a recessive gene both mom and dad shar pei have to carry.
Tonky is on Instagram, of course and also her Tonkey Tuesday appearances on Imgur are perfect for your weekly does of adorable fluff ball puppy.
Wow. Good job on living the fluffiest life Tonky.
Tonky does get some negative comments online with people saying she's a "designer dog", her owners are huge advocates of adopting dogs however. Christine says: “I would love for everyone to know that this is an ancient breed that overcame a rough history, from dogfighting rings to mass extermination, until finally being rescued by the U.S."
Christine and Dave encourage all prospective dog owners to adopt, as they did with Tony's BFF Maxi.
Also, here's Tonky dressed as an elephant with an elephant. Happy Friday!