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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Account name: @one_whiskey_gingerale_please
Animal type: Dog
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.
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.