Semba lives in Saitama Prefecture in Japan with her dog named Chihuahua-mametaro. They're like most pup/parent duos, except they share one unique hobby.
In her spare time, Semba likes to make special cardboard cutout costumes and masks for Chihuahua-mametaro…
…and in his spare time, he likes to wear them.
Semba said at first she only used the cardboard to write cute messages before she began to get a little more creative. «I gradually started drawing a dog's face, Mickey Mouse and other characters,» she told BuzzFeed.
«The designs are based on manga, anime/movie characters, or Japanese playing cards,» she explained. «They are things that I like.»
And soon enough, Semba graduated to even more elaborate designs. Chihuahua-mametaro is practically a seasoned dog model for haute couture cardboard cutouts.
Semba shares these fun and creative moments with her dog on Twitter to a modest amount (about 900 at the moment) of followers.
«People laugh when they see these photos,» she said. «They also praise the dog, who manages to stay still.»
«Chihuahua-mametaro is cooperative,» she added. «He's usually quiet and kind, so he rarely gets angry at something.»
Apparently, when Semba wants Chihuahua-mametaro to pop his little face into the cutout, she tells him to «go home!» And he always does, sometimes with a smile on his face.
«The main character is the non-moving dog, and my art skill is secondary,» Semba said humbly.
But quite frankly, they are both a goddamned inspiration.
Chihuahua-mametaro says you got to…
…for your right to party. His life motto.
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