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May the 4th has come and gone, but this 5-year-old shih-tzu named Ducky is clearly a force of nature all his own. The pup from Corsicana, Texas — who is this week’s #cutepic winner — is the light of owner Erin Abay’s life and often the muse for her photography.
"Unfortunately I am not very crafty, haha," Abay tells PEOPLE in an email. "So I had his costume custom made from Etsy by a shop called SewDoggoneCreative a couple of Halloweens ago. We went behind a local business in town that had the perfect ‘forrest’ backdrop for his Ewok photo and he worked it out like usual!"
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Abay dressed Ducky as Prince when the world lost the music legend in April of 2016. "Ducky and I are huge music lovers and he's done several artists from Eazy E, Jimi Hendrix to The Weeknd," she says. "His wig is a black curly wig I had on hand that I restyled to match Prince's iconic hair from the Purple Rain era. I just took the photo in my makeshift home studio and Ducky slayed!"
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In 2014, the pooch posed as Queen Elizabeth for the family's annual Halloween card, which had Abay as Anne Boleyn and her husband as Henry VIII. "When the costume and wig [from PinkLilyDoggieDesign and Robert Mrazik] arrived, Ducky and I actually did a very quick photo shoot and he absolutely nailed it," she recalls. "Not one bit of that photo involves any photoshop or added pizzazz. It was all Ducky and the beautiful costuming!"
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As you can tell from his photos, Ducky is no wallflower. "Ducky has a huge personality," says Abay. "His favorite thing in the world is me, a.k.a. The Momma! He loves toys, treats and being my little muse." But this pup isn't all dress-up all the time: for his birthday this year he used his star power to raise money to buy beds for the animals at the Corsicana Animal Shelter. "He raised over $2,500 and furnished every single kennel in the shelter with a brand new Kuranda bed, 27 in total," she says.
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