How many followers have you got on Instagram? Probably not as many as the Pomeranian Jiff (@jiffpom), who has 6.6 million people following his antics. The fact is, we are a nation of dog-lovers. They are loyal companions and they make us happy. 65% of pet owners post on social media about their pets twice a week. Many of us even start separate social media accounts on behalf of their pets. See some examples here.  But what would your dog really post on Instagram if they had the chance? Perhaps he would post pictures of accidents he has had, for all his friends to look at. Or maybe it would be photos of his favourite walking places?

Getting into scrapes

With access to their own social media profiles, dogs would love to post their escapades on Instagram for all their canine chums to laugh at. Like the time that Bluey the Collie had an accident at agility class, falling head first off the balance beam. Bluey would certainly have benefited from pet insurance on that occasion. Or the time he ran into the television, trying to get to the dogs that were showing on the program. And that night he accidentally got stuck in the cat flap.

The most delicious doggy dinners

If your dog was uploading photos to social media, he would definitely be posting about the things he has eaten. It wouldn’t be pictures of fine dining cuisine though, more like photos of that big bowl of smelly dog meat and chicken-flavored biscuits. Pride of the Instagram feed would be things that they have eaten that they shouldn’t have. Stolen roast turkey, a bunch of bananas, half a sponge cake that was accidentally left out. Oh, and bacon. Both human and dog Instagram account holders love a few rashers of crispy bacon

Stinky things to roll in 

Dogs love to roll in things – normally messy and smelly things. Sometimes a bit of fresh, wet mud is just the ticket for relieving their itchy skin. Even better if it’s pond mud, full of green weeds. Fox poo is another favourite for making you smell extra special. Some dogs would go one step better than Instagram though – they would have Stinkstagram. This would be your go-to dog app for all of your revolting stench needs. You could get your instant dog fix of that wet hound smell, straight from the dirty lake. Or take a whiff of a lump of Stilton cheese that you found behind the bins – it must have been left there since last Christmas.

Dogs are true members of the family, and getting to know their unique personalities is part of the fun. Wouldn’t it be amazing to know what they would really post on their own social media pages?  What do you think?

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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