Hello friends—Winston here! I just got a smartphone for my birthday, and I’m having so much fun learning how to use it! Having thumbs would be nice, but I’m getting the hang of it anyway.
One of my favorite apps on my new phone is Instagram (don’t forget to follow @SampleHouseTX!), and my favorite Instagram accounts are, of course, owned and operated by dogs. Instagramming is a talent I’m still working on—I keep taking pictures of my toes by accident. Anyway, here are my favorite doggie Instagram accounts to follow!
I tell some good jokes
Tucker the Golden (@golden.tucker) I love Tucker’s photos because he always looks so relaxed, like he just got home from work and is enjoying a nice evening on the patio. Which is probably true most of the time, because Tucker really does have a job! He’s a service dog in training who really knows how to wear a bow tie. Being a dog with a job isn’t always a walk in the park, but Tucker sure does make it look easy. Preparing breakfast in bed for my ma! I only know how to make bacon, I hope she likes! #HappyMothersDay! @beggin #begginpartner #spon
Sir Charles Barkley (@barkleysircharles)
Sir Charles the Frenchie sure is dapper! I like to think I have style, but I’ve just barely mastered matching my collar with my leash. Sir Charles is a gentledog with a penchant for parties. That being said, he’s highly skilled at kicking back on the couch and being adorable. With that million-Milkbone smile, I’ll bet he gets to 500,000 followers pretty soon!
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Hound’s Bazaar (@houndsbazaar)
Before I peruse the pages of photos of this beautiful lifestyle account, I like to don my best collar and crack open a bottle of Perrier. Hound’s Bazaar is only for the fanciest of puppies, and I love the artistic photo shoots featuring dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns! The fashion tips don’t hurt either—I’ve learned I’m not built for horizontal stripes.
How do you tell your roommate you want to shower alone? 🚿
Toast Meets World (@toastmeetsworld)
Toast is a perfectly imperfect Cavalier Spaniel living in New York City with her funnyman owner, Josh Ostrovsky. She’s a posh ladydog who is an advocate for adoption, animal rights and treating all animals like royalty. While I pick out a new velvet pillow from my Neiman’s catalog, I suggest you take a “swalk” through Toast’s pictures and give her some love on her bathtub photos. Everyone loves soggy Toast!
“Hi Susie! We adopted Jackson in August of 2012 from our local animal shelter. He was about 7 or 8. For the first few weeks things went great, he was great on leash, super calm, never barked, by all appearances was the perfect dog. Once we started leaving him alone, it became apparent that he had some serious abandonment issues. It started out with some chewed window frames and door frames and some destroyed blinds. We tried some easy fixes (the thundershirt, playing music, increased exercise, etc) but none of them worked. We couldn’t crate him as it sent him into such a panic that he would hurt himself trying to get out. Over the next few weeks his problem got worse and worse, and the damages more and more extensive. Every quick fix we tried had done nothing, and after coming home to a destroyed house day after day it started to feel completely hopeless. But despite how stressful it was, my husband and I both agreed that giving him up would never be an option. After much research, we began implementing some basic training methods that we had read about (ignoring before leaving and after coming home, leaving for frequent brief periods during the day, pretending to leave the house repeatedly). We started to see some gradual improvement. Over the course of several months, his bouts of destruction become less severe and less frequent. After a few more months of persistent training, the destruction completely stopped. The entire ordeal was a very, very slow process that created immense stress and frustration, but the thought of giving up Jackson because of a destroyed carpet was absurd. It felt like considering a family member to be less important than an easily replaceable material possession. There are times when it felt completely impossible, but I am happy to say we have now gone nearly 2 years with absolutely no destructive behavior whatsoever. We are so happy to have Jackson as a member of our family, and even though our carpet still has chunks missing, we would not trade him for the world. ~Carly P.S. I have attached a photo of him from last fall. ❤️ #seniordog #family #persistence #love
Susie’s Senior Dogs (@susiesseniordogs)
Susie is a feisty ladydog of a respectable age with a wild head of hair and a heart the size of the ocean. Susie’s parents run the heart-stoppingly touching Humans of New York page, and Susie has parlayed this exposure into a non-profit organization that helps place senior pets in forever homes. I love Susie’s photos the most because she reminds me how lucky I am to have a home and a furever family!
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