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This Adorable Raccoon Now Thinks She’s A Dog After Being Taken In By A Loving Family

by Jordan Julian
Jordan is a writer from New York and a current student at the University of Virginia.

Pumpkin is not your average raccoon. She prefers fruit to trash, she loves taking baths, and she has 1.2 million followers on Instagram. Oh, and she thinks she’s a dog.

When Pumpkin was only 1-month-old, she fell out of a tree and into the loving hands of Laura Young. Laura’s mom, Rosie Kemp, found the tiny animal in her backyard in Nassau, Bahamas, abandoned and injured.

Unfortunately, the Bahamas Humane Society was unable to care for Pumpkin, so Laura and her husband, William, offered to adopt her. Luckily, it is legal to have a raccoon as a pet in the Bahamas, as long as the raccoon is vaccinated.

Now, three years later, Pumpkin is living the good life with the Youngs and their two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo. She has since amassed a major Instagram fan base, scoring thousands of likes on hilarious photos with her canine best friends.

Laura explained to BuzzFeed, “Pumpkin considers the dogs her mums.” Check out the photos below for a look at the cutest animal family in the world!

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Pumpkin is just one of the dogs.

Pumpkin is just one of the dogs.

She and Oreo are inseparable.

She and Oreo are inseparable.

Of course, she loves Toffee too!

Of course, she loves Toffee too!

Pumpkin is not the kind of raccoon that will dig through your trash. Her taste is more refined.

Pumpkin is not the kind of raccoon that will dig through your trash. Her taste is more refined.

I guess you could say she's pretty spoiled.

I guess you could say she's pretty spoiled.

She really likes bath time.

She really likes bath time.

And just generally hanging out in the bathroom.

And just generally hanging out in the bathroom.

Sometimes she gets into trouble.

Sometimes she gets into trouble.

But usually she's just chilling.

But usually she's just chilling.

Whether playing...

Whether playing...

or cuddling,

or cuddling,

Pumpkin, Toffee, and Oreo are the best of friends!

Pumpkin, Toffee, and Oreo are the best of friends!

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