The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco is one of the most outspoken young animal activists in Hollywood. Her latest rescue pet, Shmooshy the Dwarf Mini Horse arrived on the scene via Instagram earlier this week and soon took the social media site by storm! Shmooshy now has her own page. She's only posted 10 photos so far, but has already accumulated more than 24,000 followers! That's one hot rescue horse!
Cuoco adopted Shmooshy from The Peeps Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing and re-homing mini horses - especially those with dwarfism and special needs.
According to the first post on the newly minted LifeWithShmooshy Instagram page, Cuoco fell in love with the teeny tiny horse at first sight.
"Hi! my name is Shmooshy! I'm a dwarf mini who's been rescued and living @mylittlepeepers foundation a few days ago this crazy girl @normancook walked in with my same hairstyle, and we became instant soul mates. She adopted me and now I am heading to LA to start my new life! Wahooo!!!!! Oh they call me Shmoosh cause my nose is all shmooshed "
Aside from her "shmooshed" nose, Miss Shmooshy also has an underbite as a result of her dwarfism, a genetic mutation that is quite prevalent in mini horses.
In the photos posted by Cuoco and boyfriend, Karl Cook, the mini horse is barely bigger than the couple's English Bulldog, Tank.
Hopefully Shmooshy is healthy despite her dwarfism. She will certainly enjoy a wonderful life full of love - and if the photos are any indication - braids, topknots and hair bows!
Congrats on the new addition, Kaley and Karl!
H/T to People Pets
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