All dogs have distinct personalities and, just like it is with people, each one of these personalities is crazy and bizarre in their own unique ways. For instance, this charming golden retriever named Poi—which is short for Poseidon—never leaves her house without... grabbing one of her plush toys to take with her! Recently, her owner uploaded some of Poi's photos on Imgur to show the internet what kind of things this dog usually carries around. You can find the original post here. Spoiler alert—these photos are mega adorable!
In the post, the owner, whose account is called hisCleverUsername, wrote that those plush toys are sort of a security blanket for her. "She always loved carrying something in her mouth ever since she was a puppy," the user wrote. Besides, it's easy to tell that Poi is a pretty clever dog—when she gets tired, she uses the toy she brought as a pillow! I mean, that's totally brilliant.
Moreover, this goldie also knows how to balance things on her head—from plush toys to other stuff, such as, for example, lemon, broccoli, or even a spoon! What a talented cutie.
By the way, Bored Panda had a chance to talk about Poi with her owner, so make sure to scroll down for an interview!
Bored Panda invites you to take a look at these 25 photos of our beloved Poi and her security toy chronicles.
"Poi is 9 years old! She’s always loved toys. The earliest memory was when we brought her sister, Hades (the Corgi) home. She immediately brought a toy to show Hades but wouldn’t let her play. Poi grabs toys when she gets happy and excited, but especially when we go on walks outside. Having a toy with her is like a security blanket. She also loves using it as a pillow when she’s tired," the owner told Bored Panda.
"She used to love chasing the laser pointer but she realized the source! Now, she loves carrying the laser pointer instead. She also knows how to point at things with her nose! Sometimes we tease her when she points at things and grab her something that’s close to where she is pointing," Poi's owner told Bored Panda.
"Poi Poi is actually short for Poseidon! My dog growing up was a Golden Retriever named Jupiter. He was born when the Shoemaker comet hit Jupiter in 1994. Poi carries on his legacy," the owner explained.
When asked, what is Poi's favorite toy at the moment, the owner told us this: "She really loves her Pokémon ball! I got her many other toys but she still loves carrying that one the most. When she goes on evening walks, it’s like she’s getting ready to catch a Pokemon."
"I became a vet because my dog, Jupiter, was always sick when I was growing up. I wanted to make him better so that we could play together. Jupiter passed before I fulfilled that dream but now I help my clients. My motivation to make sure others can enjoy their time with their pets for as long as possible," the owner said.
"Poi helps out so much. She’s often at the clinic with me. She actually loves going to work and enjoys greeting the clinic staff with her toy in the break room. Poi’s coparent works at a company providing targeted therapy for canine cancer," the owner told us.
Unfortunately, Poi was recently diagnosed with cancer. "She’s doing well at the moment and still acts like a puppy. We’re doing everything we can to make sure she continues to live a happy life!" the owner told us.