Celebrity pets – nobody could have really foreseen a rise in famous petson the world wide web, especially on Instagram (making them ’Insta-famous as it’s apparently said). As social media has gotten bigger and bigger, people have found more and more time to explore it. Enter, people who love their pets!
LunaPieWhippet is one such ‘celebrity’ dog doing the rounds on Instagram. With over 4100 followers she often posts fun, cute pictures of herself sleeping or playing. She’s a 10-month old whippet puppy who does the standard puppy things, and her owners have started to document it and put it onto her Instagram and her website. You can check out her website at www.lunapiewhippet.com.
This seems to be what most consumers like to see these days. The reason it seems to be so popular, and work so well, is that it taps into the market of people who love dogs but can’t have their own. This might possibly be due to housing contract issues, or allergies. This makes following other dogs on Instagram or Facebook easier, and gives people the feeling that they’re a part of their lives. They feel like the dog is part of their family and helps to fill that dog-shaped void in their lives that they’re unable to fill themselves.
I think it’s great having so many dogs and cats and other animals are populating my Instagram feed these days. I follow loads of them myself. It’s nice to be able to scroll through my news feed and see loads of cute pictures of dogs, cats, horses and other awesome pets!
Some of these celebrity dogs have even gone on to do great things. Manny the Frenchie has raised over $100,000 for charities such as the ASPCA and the Special Olympics. Not bad for a simple household pet! This just goes to show that maybe we shouldn’t knock people for doing something with their time and their pets, as it can actually cause great things to happen in the long run!
Do you have any social media account for your pets? Do you follow any on social media? Do you have any personal favourites? Would you ever set up one for your own pet?