There are plenty of dogs who are adorable with their human friends –- but Siena and Buddha take the cuteness to a whole other level.
The Seattle four-year-old and her 80-pound Doberman are warming hearts with their Instagram account, the appropriately titled “Cutie and the Beast: A Little Girl and Her Big Doberman."
Tara Prucha, Siena’s mother, initially set-up the Instagram account to share photos with their family and friends.
“I took a ton of photos and wanted to share them with everyone," Prucha said. "And then all these random people became diehard fans."
It’s easy to see why. This 2-year-old pooch doesn’t leave little Siena’s side—not even when she’s getting a haircut. Together they read, nap, play princess and even skateboard.
“Dobermans are also known as ’Velcro dogs’,” Prucha said. “They just want to be with their one human. And he has obviously chosen my daughter.”
In Buddha, Siena has found a best friend and the perfect playmate. After all, who needs a doll to dress up when your dog is willing to wear a tutu?
“She doesn’t have a single toy or play set she adores. For her, that’s Buddha,” Prucha said.
That bond is what has drawn over 100,000 followers to their page. Prucha says that, beyond being a place to show off the adventures Siena and Buddha share, the Instagram account has become a place to raise awareness about what gentle giants Dobermans can be.
“We’re really happy with the attention Buddha is getting. People are seeing how sweet and mellow they can be,” Prucha said.
The canine community agrees. The Doberman Pinscher Club of America made Siena and Buddha honorary mascots last year, calling them “great ambassadors” on their website. The site now features a picture of the two as an example of just how loyal the breed is.
It’s that loyalty that keeps Buddha waiting for Siena outside pre-school each day, ready to embark on their next adventure.