Can’t get a reservation in LA? Probably because Popeye the dog has your table.
As weird as it may sound, this is actually a very cute and heart-warming story. This cute little guy was once a starving stray dog who used to eat whatever he could find, but now he’s an LA-style foodie, eating at the best restaurants in the city, along with his owner Ivy Diep.
“I found him as a stray,” Ivy told Bored Panda. “He was such a mess – super skinny, heavily matted, dirty.” Ivy wasn’t looking for another dog at that time, as she already had a full-house, but no one wanted Popeye so she decided to keep him. “It wasn’t long before he made himself at home at my place with my other dogs and of course, my husband and I fell in love [with him].”
“One of my friends, Jen, suggested that I create an Instagram account for Popeye because he was cute. Jen and I liked to go on what we call ‘Instagram dates’ and take pics of our food. I’d bring Popeye any time I can, and we realized he was really good around food. He doesn’t lunge for food or really even care for it. He just liked to be out. He’ll get nibbles of anything that’s safe for him. I also carry a bag of treats for him, in case there’s nothing he can have.”
Popeye now has over 108k followers on Instagram, and people around the world adore his photos, and with good reason, check these out: