Whiskey and Ginger, a pair of Abbotsford golden retrievers, have developed a strong following on Instagram.

Abbotsford pets of Instagram: Whiskey and Ginger

Learn more about the popular pair of golden retrievers

This is part seven of an ongoing feature on Abbotsford pets with remarkable followings on Instagram. If you have a pet that you feel should be featured, send an email to sports@abbynews.com.

Account name: @one_whiskey_gingerale_please

Animal type: Dog

Followers: 1,059

Posts: 728

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More snow!!! #snowday #snowmageddon

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Q: When did you get your pet?

A: We got Whiskey in July 2014 when my spouse and I moved to Abbotsford from Montreal/Quebec. We got Ginger the following year in October 2015 – they are niece and uncle.

Q: Why did you decide to start the Instagram account?

A: I decided to start an Instagram account for Whiskey because he is always smiling, then it turned into a bet with my spouse that the account could get 300 followers by Christmas 2017 – we passed that number two months into the bet and I won.

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It’s Friday!!!!!! #fridayfun

A post shared by Adventures of Whiskey & Ginger (@one_whiskey_gingerale_please) on

Q: What do you think makes the account so popular?

A: It’s a account of TWO golden retrievers who are always smiling and out on adventures whats not to love and in the early days of the account the wonders of a hashtag haha.

Q: What do you want to achieve with the account?

A: I don’t really want to achieve anything the accounts started as a bet (which I won) and has grown into a way of sharing pictures of the dogs with friends and family who are back east and other people around the world that are dog lovers; its a way to connect with other dog owners. We’ve also found some of their litter mates with the account and have actually met one in town; @daisythegoldie17, @goldenmase and @adayinthelifeofmarley.

It is also nice to spread the word about animal blood donation @aecfvblooddonors to help save other dogs and how you can give back to the community with your dog by volunteering.

Q: What is your favourite part of running the account?

A: The funny behind the scenes things you do to get the dogs to look for a picture and seeing how patient and obedient the dogs are when you ask them to sit and wait or to do a certain trick and hold it to get the picture.

Author’s note – Responses were generated by Tanya, an owner of the dogs.

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