Dog who loves her Santa toy is stoked to meet the real deal

It seems like dogs are getting all the early presents this year, meeting real-life versions of their favourite toys.

The latest is Kya, a Shiba from Orlando in Florida who is in love with her Santa toy. This year, her dream came true: She got to meet the real thing and sit on his lap too.

The photo of the encounter was shared by her owner John Montaldo on Twitter Wednesday, and boy, she looks pretty damn happy.

Montaldo told The Huffington Post that Kya was absolutely chuffed to be hanging out with *the* Santa.

“When she first saw him she was really excited, and when we put her next to him she was calm and looking at him like she was amazed,” he told the news outlet.

Kya has her very own Instagram page too, so you can check out more pics of this adorable snow white shiba, while likely lamenting that you don’t have a dog.

A photo posted by Kya (@kyastagram) on Nov 26, 2016 at 5:01pm PST

A photo posted by Kya (@kyastagram) on Sep 5, 2016 at 11:50am PDT

A photo posted by Kya (@kyastagram) on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:13am PDT

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/11/27/dog-meets-santa-toy/