I had to share it. The photos and captions below are from Gideon’s “I’ve Pet That Dog!” account on Instagram. You can find him on Twitter too (with over 206,000 followers). He’s 10 years old. I’m jealous.
“I pet Oscar. He is a 5 year old Maltichon. Oscar gets frustrated when he doesn’t get attention, so he plops down on the laptop. He likes to give kisses. Oscar goes to doggy daycare to get out his energy and play. Oscar’s caregiver says he is the friendliest dog she has ever met.”
“I pet Roxy and Miya. Roxy, on the left, is 6 and Miya, on the right, is 10 months old. Roxy was adopted from the Humane Society. She was one of the dogs who had been there the longest. Her caregivers were told she would never like other dogs. Now she and Miya are best friends. Miya is an adventurous dog. She and Roxy have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Miya once jumped into a fast moving creek. Her caregiver had to run downstream and jump into the creek to rescue her. He said the water was so cold, he couldn’t feel his legs.”
“I pet Cooper. He is a 7 year old Lab and is littermates with Dutch. Cooper is a busybody. He wants to see what everyone is doing and be a part of it. He loves to chew on bones. Cooper also likes to protect his yard by chasing out the rabbits and deer.”
“I pet Millie. She is a 6 year old dog who was rescued in KY. She was brought north for adoption by @mobilemuttsrescue. Millie was pregnant and gave birth in her foster home before her caregiver adopted her. Millie has a maternal instinct and is very good with her family’s 3 year old.”
“I pet Zoe. She is a 12 year old Yorkie. She is playful and loves kids. Zoe is very daring. She will chase rabbits, even though they are bigger than she is. She will even chase much larger dogs. Zoe likes to ride on her caregiver’s shoulder, like a parrot.”
“I pet Huxley. He is a 2 year old pound special. He is a mix of many breeds. He is a laid-back, happy dog. His caregiver teaches at a university and often brings Huxley to class. Huxley seems to know when students are stressed and goes to them so they can pet him.”