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This Dog's Ikea Adventure Is Making Us Forget The Monkey

05/11/2015 04:04 EDT | Updated 05/27/2015 10:59 EDT

Life wasn't always all Malms and Mellbys for Marnie.

The adorable 12-year-old shih tzu rescue stars in a YouTube video that shows her wandering around a showroom at an Ikea store.

Marnie appears to be having a grand old time lounging in chairs, couches and even sitting down to a plate of Swedish meatballs.

The dog was found by Animal Control when she was almost 10 years old on the streets of Connecticut in 2012, says this Tumblr account.

At the time, she was nicknamed "stinky" for her foul and matted appearance. She had survived Vestibular Syndrome, an illness that affects a dog's balance. It's likely why she has that head-tilt that makes her so cute.

She was adopted four months later by an owner who was told the dog was blind in one eye — it appeared cloudy and grey at the time.

But once in new hands, "Stinky" gained a new name, and a whole new smell. Her owner named her after musician Marnie Stern and she had 14 teeth taken out, which improved her scent. And it turned out she wasn't blind.

She's also become quite the social media star, racking up 1.4 million followers on Instagram with posts like this.

Wow u have a lot of pillows haha

A photo posted by Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) on


Taking it easy 2nite

A photo posted by Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) on


Here's the coffee tank u come again

A photo posted by Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) on


Her social media presence helps to raise awareness of senior rescue dogs, and how they, like puppies, need new homes too.

Up in Canada, the Ikea monkey is the most famous animal visitor to the furniture giant. But honestly, we find Marnie to be much cuter.

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