Optimus, a two-year-old Pomeranian in Thailand, has become an Internet hit after his owner posted a video on Facebook of the tiny dog doing a traditional Chinese lion dance ahead of the Lunar New Year.

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Since the dog's owner, Natthakrita Brompunya, dedicated a Facebook page to Optimus and his canine friends the video has been viewed more than 3 million times.

The Year of the Monkey begins on Feb. 8.