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This Boy's Parents Wouldn't Let Him Get A Dog So He Got An Alpaca

His name is Chewy.

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Chewy's just like a regular alpaca, doing regular alpaca things.

Instagram: @chew_paca

He lives in a backyard in Adelaide, Australia, where he spends his time chilling out, playing with water, and, y'know, going for a skate.

Instagram: @chew_paca

Chewy belongs to 14-year-old Matt, who got him as a present for Christmas 2014.

Instagram: @chew_paca

Matt's parents wouldn't let him get a dog, and somehow, an alpaca became the better option.

"We drove up to the Mt. Compass alpaca farm on Christmas Eve and picked Chewy," Matt told the Gold Coast Bulletin. "He was the smallest one there."

Now Chewy finds himself in a suburban backyard being treated pretty much exactly like a dog.

Instagram: @chew_paca

He's called Chewy because, well, he loves to chew on things.

And he's also partial to a trip to the beach to get his paws (?) wet?

BuzzFeed News heard about Chewy and contacted Matt, his owner. Over many important emails, it was decided that the best way to get a better window into Chewy's life was via Snapchat.

So without further ado — here's Chewie in his backyard, loving life.

Brad Esposito for BuzzFeed

He was late for our Snapchat interview but given he's an alpaca, I let it slide.

Now watch this video of Chewy running on the beach and try not to agree.

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