There’s a lot of drama brewing right now (ie James Charles has been cancelled, didn’t you know?) So in what is a welcomed break from the usual pop cultural melodrama that floods my news feed, this doggo-petting 10 year old boy is a decent dose of heart-warming content. Thank the heavens for this Twitter feed, I can no longer withstand this Tati vs James Charles shit…who the heck is Tati anyway?
I pet Ruby. She is a Chocolate Lab who turns 3 on April 15th. She is a kind dog who lives with Coco. Her caregiver says she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. For Ruby, fetch is the best thing ever. She can play fetch all day, take a nap, then wake up and play some more. pic.twitter.com/1oNWrCPLlM
— I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) April 4, 2019
Anyway, say hello to Gideon. He’s the 10 year old boy who’s dedicated his entire Twitter feed to all the four legged friends he’s ever had the honour of petting. That right, ‘honour’ – this kinda stuff is extremely important and deserves some high brow terminology.
I pet Kevin. He is a 4 year old Pomeranian. He is so fluffy, he wears clothes a size too big. When he is wet, his fluff disappears. Whenever he gets a haircut, he smiles because he knows he looks good. Kevin is like a grumpy Grandpa. He hates it when other dogs play and have fun. pic.twitter.com/uxWF5FnzOz
— I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) May 13, 2019
Gideon as over 235k Twitter followers and whilst I’m trying not to compare my measly Instagram following (more like scattering of friends, family and desperate start-up fashion brands), I totally understand that a type of feed like Gideon’s deserves such support. Praise Gideon, please, he is the doggo-loving friend we all need. Also, please appreciate his extremely detailed captions of each doggo’s authentic temperament and likes/dislikes/chew toy of choice. This is the kind of authenticity my Insta captions obviously lack.
I pet Red. He is a rescued Boston Terrier. He has no teeth on one side of his mouth and is missing part of his jaw. No one knows what happened, but he is still a happy dog. He loves his ball and carries it on walks until his mouth gets tired. Then he lets his caregiver hold it. pic.twitter.com/JD6yXGon93
— I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) May 9, 2019
I pet Quinn. He is 7 years old and blind. He still likes to go on walks. He barks at people he meets, even while he wags his tail and they pet him. Each night, Quinn gets his special treat of a few Ritz crackers, 3 baby carrots, and a slice of apple. pic.twitter.com/MU2z9yExPY
— I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) May 5, 2019
My personal favourite.
I pet Hazel. She is a 1 year old Pug mix and her caregiver’s 1st dog. Hazel is a good first dog because she loves everyone. At night, she even sleeps under the blankets with her caregiver. Hazel’s favorite toy is socks. She knows when she’s naughty, and she hides behind a chair. pic.twitter.com/I2cL04G3jx
— I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) April 30, 2019
Gideon has also pretty much ventured into influencer territory now, too. Brands are sending him chew toys and treaties to give to the doggos…my heart is melted.
— I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) April 27, 2019
The moral of this story is that doggos are worthy of worship and you really should re-consider how you use Twitter – that is all.