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Marutaro, Japan’s most beloved shiba inu, not only shares his name with a hedgehog — he also shares his nappy time with an adorable stuffed polar bear!

When we met Marutaro last year, the adorable shiba was Japan’s second most popular Instagrammer, which is certainly nothing to sneeze out. Now our favorite celebrity dog is back with a friend — a stuffed polar bear that’s almost as cute at Marutaro!

There’s been a ton of snow here in Japan over the last few days, so let these insanely kawaii photos warm you from the inside.

▼ They’re like twins!

▼ Maybe they’ll let us squeeze in the middle…

▼ Sleep hugs are the best!

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Good night!🐶🐻今日も冷えるからね。おやまる〜 #ぎゅー @canon_eosm だけのインスタグラマー写真展開催中!! まるも参加してるから、要チェックだよ〜 明日の朝も、パパが #EOS_M10 で撮影したまるの写真を @canon_eosm で掲載されるからチェックしてみてね〜 ★★★★★★★★★★★ デジタル写真展”LIFE with EOS M10 ” 2015年12月7日(月)~27日(日) 人気インスタグラマーの作品を期間中、毎日投稿。 詳細は @canon_eosm をフォローしてね ★★★★★★★★★★★ #EOS_M10 #PR #LIFE_with_CAMERA #EOSM10 #EOS #EOSM #Canon #キヤノン #LIFEwithCAMERA

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▼ We can’t help wondering if they’re sharing the same dreams…

▼ Cute butts alert! Cute butts alert!

▼ Guess who’s sleeping in the doghouse tonight…

▼ That feeling when you don’t know where to put your arms…

▼ “They see me rollin’, they hatin'”

▼ Here’s Marutaro carrying on a conversation with someone on a loudspeaker.

▼ “Do you mind? I’m trying to sleep!”

▼ A nice fire and two fluffy cuties? Life is good for this photographer!

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I heartily send all good Christmas wishes to you and your family.🎅🐶🌲暖炉もあるし。 サンタさんくるかな〜 #メリークリスまる #Merry_ChristMaru ___________________________________ @canon_eosm だけのインスタグラマー写真展開催中!!まるも参加してるから、要チェックだよ〜明日の朝も、パパが #EOS_M10 で撮影したまるの写真を @canon_eosm で掲載されるからチェックしてみてね〜★★★★★★★★★★★デジタル写真展”LIFE with EOS M10 ”2015年12月7日(月)~27日(日)人気インスタグラマーの作品を期間中、毎日投稿。詳細は @canon_eosm をフォローしてね★★★★★★★★★★★#EOS_M10 #PR#LIFE_with_CAMERA#EOSM10#EOS#EOSM#Canon#キヤノン#LIFEwithCAMERA

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▼ Marutaro also likes to spend time with his other bear-y good friend, a stuffed panda!

▼ We have no idea how this octopus got on land, but we’re super jealous!

▼ One last photo of Marutaro and his polar bear…

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This is the 5000th post. I will keep posting the photos of Maru everyday. My goal is to let the world know how fun it is for us to spend time with pets, how affluent the life is and how important the life is, which pets teach us. Thank you for your kind corporation. Good nigh.🐶💤 5000回の節目という事でご挨拶。毎日飽きもせずお付き合い頂き感謝してます。私はまるの写真を通じて、人々がペットと暮らす生活の楽しさ、人生の豊かさ、 そして、ペットから教えてもらう命の大切さを一人でも多く、世界中に広めていく事が出来たらいいなと思っております。毎日、ありがとう。そして明日からもありがとう。 #5000回投稿なんて誰でも出来るけどね #継続は力なりって言えるようになりたい #肩の力抜いて #難しく考えない事 #なんとかなるよ

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As noted in the caption above, Marutaro’s Instagram account has surpassed 5,000 posts. That’s a lot of posts! We applaud him for taking all photos by himself. What a good boy! Yes, he is! Yes, he is!!

Okay, obviously Marutaro didn’t take all the photos by himself, but how could would it be if he did? Well, we can always dream. And if you need more photos of adorable animals napping, you’ll love this tanuki warming itself at home.

Sources: Instagram/Marutaro via Design Taxi
Featured image: Instagram/Marutaro