Pets

Lindsey Vonn's Instagram account for her new shelter pup is adorable

Jan. 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM ET

Ski champ Lindsey Vonn seems to be getting over missing the Sochi Olympics by snuggling Leo, the adorable puppy she adopted from a shelter. Her new four-legged friend (who also has a bad knee) is cheering the athlete up, as evidenced by his new Instagram account, where he introduces himself, saying "I was found in a park, then I was hit by a car and have 6 pins in my knee. I was left at a shelter but now I have a new home. Ps I love to cuddle :)"

Vonn suffered a devastating injury to her reconstructed right knee — after having major knee surgery last spring — when she stumbled on the slopes during practice last month. One of the best known winter athletes in the world, she would have been competing in her third Olympics, after having won the downhill gold and super G bronze in Vancouver in 2010.

Written in the dog's voice, the Instagram feed shows Leo and Lindsey at the beach, cuddling and logging some couch time. Clearly, this is the must-follow account of the day!

"Hi my name is Leo :)," reads the caption under the doggie's introductory post.

"That's my frisbee!!" he protests in this shot on the beach.

"Leave me alone I'm sleeping #sleepyleo"

"Mom you're such a great pillow :)"

"Time for bed. I call this side of the bed! Sorry about my gas mom"

"Do you haaaave to go to physical therapy today mom? Can't you just stay home with me? #separationanxiety".

Vonn has also posted quite a few cute shots to her own Instagram account, so you can also keep up with the cuteness there:

Tanya Edwards is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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