My instagram feed is full of amazing photos from very talented photographers, artists, designers, creators, travellers and bloggers. It is a constant source of inspiration, motivation and wanderlust.
But then there are a few accounts I follow that just make me smile. I love seeing their furry little faces breaking up my literally ‘picture perfect’ feed.
And on those less inspired days when my feed is full of other people doing amazing things, going amazing places, chasing their dreams and reaching their goals, these adorable creatures (and their clever and creative owners) never fail to make me feel better.
Not only can owner Theron Humphrey get Maddie to do the most amazing things from balancing on a wide array of objects to wearing a motorbike helmet and riding in a sidecar (she must be the most patient and obedient dog ever!) Theron also is the master of capturing her extensive collection facial expressions . I can only imagine how many shots it must take to get that perfect pic that shows up on my feed.
Definitely an uptown girl, to some this toy poodle-cross might be a spoilt princess but she is really just a girl that knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. I love keeping tabs on her NYC antics. My favourite Cookie quote – ‘When someone asks me what am I doing today, and I say “nothing”, it doesn’t mean that I’m free. It means I’m doing nothing.”
The story goes that when Rafael’s wife left him on his 30th birthday she took everything but his dog. Left in an empty apartment, broken hearted, Rafael started to rekindle an old passion for illustration incorporating his bull terrier Jimmy, and so this account was born. Another very patient pup who led his owner to fame, Rafael has even been commissioned to sketch designs to adorn selected Jimmy Choo accessories, paying homage to his bull terrier’s namesake.
Steve has a heart of pure gold. He has nine dogs, all rescues many of them with physical problems or adopted as ‘senior citizens’ so they could enjoy their last years in comfort. Steve’s house is also home to a pig called Bikini and a rabbit (among other animals) and he also dog sits, so you can only imagine the kinds of pics he posts (the one when Bikini got a new ‘piggy’ door was one of my favourites!).
Famous for their ‘find momo’ pics on their perpetual road trip, Andrew takes the most beautiful photos of photogenic border collie Momo hiding in all sorts of locales, many of which have been published in their book. Momo’s ‘off-duty’ pics are also amazing, he’s one good looking pup.