A little dog jumps into a carved pumpkin and decides he lives there now

Pumpkins can be carved, decorated, and baked—but one little dog has discovered a whole new use for pumpkins: the home.

Huxley, a 5-pound Pomeranian puppy, lives every day to the fullest.

“He’s the most outgoing, energetic, joyful little guy I’ve ever met,” Huxley’s mother, Eugenia Chen, told The Dodo.

When they’re not socializing around town, Huxley and his family love to play together at home. The little pup is usually obsessed with puzzles and tennis balls, but Chen wanted to try something new this year. So she bought a pumpkin the size of Huxley and decided to carve it for him.

Eugenia Chen

Chen wasn’t sure how Huxley would react to the pumpkin when she first brought it home. Halloween season was in full swing, and at the very least, she was hoping he’d endure enough to take a picture next to him.

Chen carved a large hole in the top of the pumpkin and removed all of the gooey insides. She tilted the empty pumpkin toward Huxley, thinking he wanted to smell the life-size pumpkin. But his reaction shocked her.

“To my surprise, he’s diving!” Chen said.

Eugenia Chen

Without skipping a beat, Huxley fell into the pumpkin and rolled into a ball. He explored inside the pumpkin for a second before realizing that his new toy was edible and absolutely delicious.

“He found out he’d hit the jackpot: a house made of food!” Chen said. “He likes vegetables and boxes, which may be part of the reason he loves squash and climbing indoors.”

You can watch Huxley explore his first pumpkin here:

After a few nibbles on the inside, Huxley proudly raised his head, revealing a giant grin on his face. He sat in the pumpkin for a while, looking at his parents, who were now trying to get him to come out.

But he refused to budge.

“Huxley immediately decided this pumpkin was his new home and no one could tell him otherwise,” Chin wrote on TikTok.

Eugenia Chen

After a few minutes, Chen began to worry that Huxley might not be able to get out of the pumpkin. He grabbed a trusty bag of treats in an attempt to lure the happy pup out, and to her surprise, it popped up as easily as he jumped in.

“I was nervous that the pumpkin would be difficult for him to move around comfortably, but he was happy to stay inside,” Chen said.

Eugenia Chen

Huxley continued to play (and eat) his new toy pumpkin for the rest of the night, reinforcing his newfound obsession with giant squash. Although the Halloween season has now come and gone, his love for pumpkins never ends.

“Huxley still loves the squash and he’s encouraged now because he knows it’s delicious,” Chen said. “We bought a couple more pumpkins, and he was happy to hit the lid and the inside.”

As the seasons change, Huxley’s parents will continue to create new traditions and find ways to celebrate with their sweet puppy. But they’ll always look forward to next year, when they can pick fresh pumpkins together as a family and watch Huxley enjoy another delicious home made edible pumpkin.

To keep up with Huxley, follow him on TikTok and Instagram.

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