How a Shelter Dog Is Poised to Become the Most Famous Instagram Star in the World

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Marnie the dog is not your typical model: her tilted head and too-long tongue would not win her any ribbons at a dog show, for sure. But the little Shih Tzu’s personality and willingness to mug for the camera have made her an Internet sensation, with 1.8 million followers on Instagram. That’s a big step up from her position just three years ago, when she was living in a Connecticut shelter, where she earned the nickname “Stinky.” A great article in The New Yorker discusses Marnie’s fame, how she got there, and how protective her owner is.

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Marnie’s popularity has surprised everyone, including her owner.
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