Viral Texas dog used in recreating family photos got her comedic start in S.A. at UIW

Updated 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017

The walls inside a Waxahachie home showcase milestone moments recreated by the Hooper family’s chihuahua under the photographic direction of a now viral prankster whose shenanigans first started in San Antonio.

Earlier this week, Marissa Hooper, 21, and her dog Dixie were launched into global Twitter fame when she tweeted about a joke she and her sister pulled on her parents. 

“I’ve been recreating family pictures with my dog and slowly replacing them around the house to see if my mom would notice,” she said. “She wasn’t amused.” 

To pull off the trick, Hooper dressed and posed the 7-year-old dog as herself in graduation regalia, as her sister and as her grandmother. 

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“She’s definitely a poser and she makes it super easy,” Hooper told mySA.com

With more than 100,000 reactions, it’s safe to say the joke was a success, but Hooper said it wasn’t their first caper. In fact, one of their hijinks took place when she was a psychology major at The University of the Incarnate Word, before transferring to Sam Houston State University.

Once, during her 2-year stint as a Cardinal from 2014-2016, she sneaked Dixie into her classes. The result was a precursory set of hilarious photos that never went viral but should’ve.  

“My parents left the country for 2 weeks and I didn’t want them to board her, so I actually snuck her into classes and workouts,” Hooper said. “She’s an awesome sport about it. As long as she is with one of the family members she is happy.”

Hooper said no one knew a pup was among the pupils. 

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“She was never known to be in the classrooms other than a couple of people who sat next to me noticing my backpack twitching occasionally,” she said. 

Fast forward a year and the two best buds are internet sensations. Hooper’s UIW classmates might have been oblivious to Dixie, but her mom wasn’t and neither has social media. Dixie has become such a star that her own Instagram has been launched and merchandise is “coming soon.” 

“I haven’t recreated any photos since the graduation photo, but I have had a lot of requests to continue to remake family photos,” Hooper said in an earlier interview. “So as far as what is next for me and Dixie, we will probably be up to our usual pranks around the house, keeping mom on her toes.”

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