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Dog Found Starving On Streets Is A Huge Foodie Now

His parents give him tiny tastes of everything β€” but only if it's good for him.

<p><em>Ivy Diep</em><span></span></p>

Three years ago, Popeye was a stray living on the streets. He was filthy, his fur was matted and he weighed almost nothing. Popeye's life was pretty dismal - until he met his new mom and dad.

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Ivy Diep and her husband found Popeye when he was about a year old. They were unable to find his previous owners and knew they couldn't leave the stray pup starving on the streets, and so they adopted Popeye into their family.

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Popeye's parents had always been huge foodies - and even have their own family restaurant - so when Popeye joined the family, he began accompanying them on their many restaurant excursions.

"We ate out a lot and would take pictures of our food," Diep told The Dodo. "When Popeye joined the family, he always wanted to tag along with us, and we realized that he was really well-behaved around food and our food pics started to include him."

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Popeye now has an Instagram account with more than 100,000 followers, completely dedicated to pictures of his different outings at restaurants all over Los Angeles.

"There are lots of pet-friendly restaurants in L.A.," Diep said. "Because the weather is pretty mild, many restaurants have outdoor patio seating, which mostly allows dogs."

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In his three years with his new family, Popeye has been to every kind of restaurant imaginable.

He's gone out for sushi ...

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... Indian food ...

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... brunch ...

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... pizza ...

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... tacos ...

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... and, of course, dessert.

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Popeye likes to participate in popular Los Angeles food trends, too, like juicing.

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He's also been to his fair share of popular chain restaurants ...

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... some of which have special treats just for him.

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Popeye is always on his best behavior when he's dining out and never tries to eat his parents' food, unless they offer, of course.

"We'll feed him bits of anything that is safe for him," Diep said.

Popeye adores going out to eat, whether it's just with his parents ...

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... with a friend ...

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... or even getting to enjoy a luxurious breakfast in bed.

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Popeye went from living on the streets to living a life of great food and great company.

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