Katharine McPhee’s Chihuahua Is Now Working in the Smash Costume Department

Katharine McPhee (inset)

Courtesy Shandzee; Inset: Scott Gries/AP

updated 11/20/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 11/20/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

Katharine McPhee just got big-timed by her dog.

Nena, one of the Smash star’s Chihuahuas, recently got fidgety on the show’s New York City set and make a beeline for the costume department.

“Nena went ahead & got herself a job in costumes,” wrote @shandzee on Instagram on Friday, sharing a photo of the pint-sized pooch wearing a bright red sweater and hanging out on a desk.

McPhee replied, “yea she got too bored on set with me.”

Nena and McPhee’s other Chihuahua, Larry, are no strangers to the Smash family. “They are very polite and everyone loves them,” she told PEOPLE in May. “Larry is affectionate and needy and Nena is just as chill as they come. But both are very sweet.”

And at least one of them is very well-dressed, too.