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Lucky Dog! Mickey Meets His Biggest Four-Legged Fan

posted on July 31st, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Let me share with you something about the Disney Parks Blog team – we’re huge dog lovers, which is why we couldn’t wait to introduce you to Lily, a Labrador-Catahoula pup who lives here in Central Florida.
Lucky Dog! Meet Lily, a Labrador-Catahoula Pup With a Perfect Mickey Mouse-Shaped Spot on Her Lower Back

When husband-and-wife Disney cast members Francisco and Mejay Aguerre, and their daughter Nicole (also a cast member), lost their beloved Pekingese-poodle mix, Scooby, a few months ago, their house just didn’t feel like a home without a dog to love. Last month, when they began to look online for another pup, they came across a listing for a litter of Labrador-Catahoula mixes. When the listing noted that one of the female pups in the litter was born with “unusual” markings, the family couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the dog’s perfect Mickey Mouse-shaped spot on her lower back.
Lucky Dog! Mickey Meets His Biggest Four-Legged Fan

The Aguerres adopted the pup and chose to name her Lily (after Lillian Disney, Walt Disney’s wife). They recently brought Lily by our photo studio for a rare (and unforgettable) meet-and-greet with the Mouse himself.

According to Mejay, little Lily, who is now nearing three months old, is a perfect fit for their Disney family.

“She’s our baby now; she’s absolutely our baby!”

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20 Comments 8 Replies

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Jeff from OH on July 31st, 2012 at 2:55 pm

That is awesome!

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Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 31st, 2012 at 3:03 pm

:)

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Cynthia on July 31st, 2012 at 3:21 pm

This sounds great!

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Nicole on July 31st, 2012 at 3:23 pm

That is hands down the cutest pet I have ever seen. The Aguerres family is very lucky to have Lily!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 31st, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I had the pleasure of meeting the family and Lily. I have to say that they are a very loving family for her. She’s adorable in person!

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Aaron on July 31st, 2012 at 3:28 pm

That’s quite a hidden Mickey!

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Nicole on July 31st, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Move over Pluto! This pup just took his Mickey devotion to a whole new level!!

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Cherise on July 31st, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Our Jack Russell, Molly, has a Mickey head too….I tried to turn her picture in years ago for Disney to see but never heard back….it’s just about in the same place too :-)

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Alyssa from CA on July 31st, 2012 at 4:24 pm

So cute :) lucky family to have a cute puppy like that :) She is adorable :)

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Jeff on July 31st, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Awesome! Is there a place to share animal spots? I have a Dalmatian, FireBelle, with a smaller Hidden Mickey on her in just about the same “spot”!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on August 1st, 2012 at 8:25 am

Thanks for sharing the pic, Jeff. That’s a great spot!

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Amy on July 31st, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Jennifer – I have a great photo of a hidden Mickey. How can I send it to you?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 31st, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Feel free to send it to me directly: jennifer.j.fickley@disney.com

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Liz on July 31st, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hi Jennifer! Lily is so cute. But I have to say, you will be amazed at my dog Minnie’s hidden Mickey!! She is an absolute hit with the kids at the dog parks. You will see why her name is Minnie! How can I send you a pic??

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on July 31st, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Sure – see the email address above. :)

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JULIE on July 31st, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I have a cat with the same markings. His name is Mickey Meowse!!

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Lee on July 31st, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I spot a hidden mickey..

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Danielle on July 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

She reminds me of Minnie Moo!

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Tiffany on July 31st, 2012 at 11:44 pm

DOGS AND MICKEY! I love seeing Mickey interact with Lily! This family seems amazing and looks like they got an amazing dog! SO CUTE! Great job Disney Parks Blog! I loooovvvvveee the video!

xo tiffany t.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on August 1st, 2012 at 8:25 am

I was there when they filmed this and Lily is a real sweetie!

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Sean from GA on August 1st, 2012 at 8:31 am

How awesome! A traveling hidden Mickey :) There it is – now it’s over there….

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on August 1st, 2012 at 9:52 am

Ha!

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Shauna on August 1st, 2012 at 11:28 am

How cute! I want a “Mickey” dog!

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Kelly on August 1st, 2012 at 6:32 pm

My cat also has a “hidden Mickey” on his side. His name is Wally! :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on August 2nd, 2012 at 10:41 am

Cool!

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Matt on August 2nd, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hey Jennifer awesome story! What a cool little dog and a great Hidden Mickey! You should check out HiddenMickeyEars.com and their Intsagram ,especially their instagram! They have so many awesome Hidden Mickeys and there’s a few dogs in there too!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on August 3rd, 2012 at 12:05 pm

That is interesting – thanks Matt.

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Esther on August 28th, 2012 at 9:33 am

This is absolutely adorable!!! She seems so sweet and friendly! I need a dog now :)

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