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9 Reasons You Should Follow @dcgus on Instagram Right Now

After receiving an abundance of photos this weekend of dogs playing in the snow, our Washingtonian Instagram team sent out a call for DC-area residents to share more photos of their furry pals enjoying DC’s first snow/blizzard of the year.

We expected A LOT of cute photos and videos of puppies rolling around in the snow, catching snowballs, and doing other fun winter activities (napping, mostly). And you all delivered. But what we didn’t expect, was to find what, quite possibly, might be the cutest corgi in Washington, DC.

Meet Gus of @dcgus.

I mean, somebody's got to plow these streets. #dcsnowdogs

A video posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

Those boots! That waddle! The FLUFFINESS of that fur!

We had to go back to the beginnings of @dcgus’s humble Instagram account (268 followers, 96 posts as of Tuesday) to find out more. Spoilers: it’s unbearably cute. Here are 9 reasons you need to follow @dcgus, now:

1. He mastered the comedic art of falling at a young age.

so close. #dcgus #igdc #puppy #meanstreets #walkitoff #fail #dogfail

A video posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

2. He put himself in this bucket, because he knew how cute it would be.

9. He smiles like this.

4. He can pull off almost-too-tight Christmas sweaters. SLAY.

my Christmas gift to everyone: 10 seconds of cooperation. #win #yourewelcome

A photo posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

5. He’s adventurous.

6. And boss at finding the best sticks.

you see nothing, move along.

A photo posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

7. He LOVES the snow, as any cute corgi naturally does.

Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. #bouncethat? #rabbit #snowzilla #snowpocalypse2016

A video posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

8. He understands the importance of snuggling.

I don't plan on getting out of bed until winter is over. #icant #winterneedstostopcoming

A photo posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

9. And finally, THIS:

you can run. you can hide. but can't escape. #rungusrun #running #dogsprints #futureolympian

A video posted by Gus (@dcgus) on

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