This Nine-Year-Old Wants You to See Every Single Dog He Pets

By: Nathan Grant

Nine-year-old Gideon is a self-described dog enthusiast who loves to pet pups. Gideon has created a blog aptly named “I’ve Pet That Dog” along with a popular Twitter account, where he documents with photos all the dogs he meets.

Two years ago, when Gideon was just seven years old, he started the blog “I’ve Pet That Dog” where he recorded all of the dogs he met by the dog’s name and the day Gideon pet the pup. Now, just two years later, Gideon has started a Twitter account and his dog-loving adventures have become an Internet sensation seemingly overnight.

The “I’ve Pet That Dog” Twitter has racked up over 72,000 followers since April of 2018 when the account was first created. The idea is simple: Gideon loves to pet dogs and shares photos of him petting dogs along with some noteworthy characteristics of the dog. As you can imagine, dog lovers worldwide are enjoying following Gideon’s furry escapades.

When asked by Vice why he started documenting all of the dogs he pets, Gideon shared his genuine answer, “Well, there’s a couple of reasons. One, I LOVEEE dogs. Two, I wanted to see how many dogs I could get. And three, I wanted to show the public about all of the dogs. I wanted to show everybody all of the dogs in the world. I don’t think I will ever do that, though.”

Gideon has already pet over 340 dogs (living the dream!) and shared with Vice that his favorite pup was Clementine. We got Clementine recently—she was our 300th dog. Yeah, she was all cuddly, she loved jumping around. She was soooo adorable,” Gideon said.

If you’re wondering how Gideon has pet hundreds of dogs…the answer is simple: he just asks! Gideon said that, “…we drive around in a car and then when we see a dog we park. Then we get out and say, “Can I pet your dog?” Yep, it really is that easy!

Gideon mainly sticks to canines, but he has pet a chicken and two goats on his adventures. We hope the dogs don’t get jealous!

As any dog admirer will tell you, when you see a dog you MUST pet them and Gideon has taken this unwritten law to heart. He said that he loves dogs because they are each different, “Their fur is different colors. Some of them are taller, some are smaller, some don’t like playing with toys, some love playing with toys. It’s all because they’re basically different.”

Source: @IvePetThatDog Twitter

If you’d like to follow Gideon and all of his dog-petting glory, you can follow him on Twitter. And don’t forget, if you know of someone who would also want to follow along, be sure to share this article with them. Happy dog-petting!

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