The first adorable mystery of 2016 has finally been solved.
Every once in awhile a photograph pops up on the internet that causes great debates. Less than a week into the new year a photo of an adorable, brown, fluff-ball appeared on social media and caused quite a stir.
Is it a bear cub or a dog?
It’s time to meet the little munchkin, and her name is Bounce.
Bounce is a Pomeranian-mix who spent the day at the The Dog Spot in West Nashville, Tennessee. Ryan Horn, an employee, snapped a picture of the cute dog and sent it to his friends.
“Somebody brought this bear into doggie day care,” Horn texted to his friends.
Bounce’s owner, Elizabeth Maguyon, had checked Bounce into the doggy day care when she went on a vacation with her family. She had no idea that her little, smiling dog would become instant internet famous. Maguyon says that this isn’t the first time Bounce has been compared with a bear.
On a recent walk with Bounce, Maguyon tells ABC News that “every single person who walked by her stopped, took photos of her and commented about how cute she was, saying things like, ‘Is that dog a bear?!'”
Apparently, Bounce also shares a few bear-like traits.
“My mom thinks she looks like Paddington, and she also loves to sleep,” she said. “I guess she’s like a little bear who sleeps lots in winter.”