Instagram’s Favorite Raccoon, Pumpkin, Thinks She’s One of the Dogs

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Pumpkin isn’t your average raccoon…unless your average raccoon is an Instagram celebrity with her very own book.

That’s right. Pumpkin is a Bahamas resident whose owner, Laura Young, rescued her after the one-month old raccoon fell from a tree and broke her leg.

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Once Young realized Pumpkin’s mother wasn’t going to return, she enlisted the help of friends and vets, and raised the orphaned raccoon alongside her two dogs, Toffee and Oreo.

Pumpkin bonded instantly with the dogs.

“The dogs watched over and protected her, and it wasn’t long before Pumpkin began to follow her two new friends everywhere, never wanting to leave their sides…It was a surprise to all of us to see these three misfits form such a beautiful connection,” Young says in her book.

These days, Pumpkin lives a life of ease in the Bahamas. She prefers to spend her time in the air-conditioned indoors, and feasts on sunny-side up eggs and leftover tea.

With an Instagram following of one million and her very own book, “Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog,” Pumpkin’s biggest concern these days is whether to take a bubble bath or a dip in her backyard kiddy pool.

Life is rough when you’re a celebrity.

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Instagram’s Favorite Raccoon, Pumpkin, Thinks She’s One of the Dogs