Rottweiler befriends tiny pumpkin and takes him everywhere in sweet viral video

Mondu the Rottweiler with his mini pumpkin
(Image credit: Instagram TikTok / @purebred_muttt)

In a video that’s guaranteed to give you a serious dose of the warm fuzzies, a Rottweiler has been filmed by his parents with his new best friend - a mini pumpkin that he takes with him wherever he goes.

“We thought he would eat or destroy it, but he just wants to hang out with it,” the TikTok caption reads as sweet footage shows Mondu, who is a Rottweiler-Labrador-German Shepherd cross, happily frolicking about with his orange buddy.

The 18 second clip, which has been viewed over 100,000 times since it was posted just over a week ago, has proved to be a hit with netizens who can’t get enough of Mondu’s blossoming relationship with the baby gourd. 


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“That’s just too cute! What a beautiful soul!! Thanks for sharing,” wrote one TikToker, while another added “Well now you gotta name it and give him a whole family.”

Others are using the video as inspiration, with one pet parent commenting “That's it. I’m buying my dog her own pumpkin.”

People have fallen in love with Mondu and his little jack-o’-lantern so much that they were delighted when just a few days later, his parents posted an update of the BFFs.


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Captioned with the words “it might last the whole season,” Mondu can be seen happily throwing his little friend all around the living room and giving chase before gently gathering it in his mouth and lying down with it on the rug.

“I worry about his feelings when the pumpkin goes bad and it gets thrown away. You may need to start growing them so he always has a new one,” one user jokes with Mondu’s owner replying “I know. I didn’t think he would love it this much.”

Just a suggestion, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner, perhaps Mondu’s mini pumpkin could be replaced with a friend of the sweet potato persuasion? 

Kathryn Williams
Freelance writer

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has been a member of the PetsRadar family since it launched in 2020. Highly experienced in her field, she's driven by a desire to provide pet parents with accurate, timely, and informative content that enables them to provide their fur friends with everything they need to thrive. Kathryn works closely with vets and trainers to ensure all articles offer the most up-to-date information across a range of pet-related fields, from insights into health and behavior issues to tips on products and training. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with her family (which includes one super sassy cat), drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and reading all the books.