Everyone knows that a man’s best friend is his dog. And what do you do if your best friend has little paws preventing him or her from getting the most out of social media?
You help set up a Twitter account for them, of course.
According to a research conducted by “Telegraph”, almost one in four dogs and cats now has their own social feed or page. A survey of 2,000 pet owners showed that 13 per cent of cats had their own Facebook page and nine per cent of dogs had their own Twitter account. Two per cent of dogs even had their own blog.
So which animals should we be following on social media? Who are the cool cats and the top dogs in the virtual world? Lets check out!
Name: Boo The Dog
Facebook likes: 15 million
Who is he? Boo is a small Pomeranian, known for his short haircut and looking a bit like a bear. According to Khloé Kardashian, Boo is the “cutest dog on the planet”, which partly explains why he is also the star of four photo books, a fashion model and was appointed as the official spokes dog for Virgin America airlines. He was sky rocketed to fame after Ke$ha tweeted that he was her new boyfriend. Poor Boo must be working like a dog with a career like that.
What does he say? “Mastering the art of chewing. Direct eye contact is key so that other cookie monsters known not to mess with you.”
Name: Grumpy Cat
Facebook likes: 6 million
Who is he? Grumpy cat is, unsurprisingly, famous for his grumpy face. Many memes have been made in his honour, featuring such things as: “I’m happy on your birthday, because you are one year closer to death” and “What doesn’t kill you… disappoints me”. He has his own merchandise and is due to star in a festive film this Christmas, described as “a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard” – with a cat.
What does he say? “You made my day worse.”
Name: Graham The Kitten
Twitter followers: 99,500
Who is he? Graham had a bit of a head start in life – seeing as he’s the pet of singer Ed Sheeran. On Twitter he says, “Tickle my belly and feed me Sheba”. His online success has meant that he is now a paid up Agony Uncle for sugarscape.com. Follow him @GrahamShizza.
What does he say? “Garfield is a pussy.”
Name: Maggie May
Twitter followers: 27,000
Who is she? Maggie May is one of Andy Murray’s two Border Terriers. She tweets to 27,000 followers about her rivalry with her sibling Rusty, and often posts photos of her wearing Murray’s medals. It is understood that Kim Sears (Murray’s girlfriend) sometimes lends Maggie May a hand with her tweeting. Follow her @maggiemay_hem.
What does she say? “Is it just me or does it not seem as if a poodle of some variation wins #crufts EVERY year?! Damn then and their fabulous bouffants.”
Name: Meredith Swift
Twitter followers: 10,000
Who is she? Meredith is Taylor Swift’s cat. As is often the way for the rich and famous, Meredith has suffered speculation over her relationship with Graham the Kitten. She has 10,000 followers on Twitter and a new sister, Olivia Benson, who doesn’t have her own Twitter account yet. Any followers will know that she’s not too pleased with the attention her sister has been receiving. Follow her @MeredithKitty.
What does she say? “I’m a ball of fur, standing in front of another ball of fur, asking her to love me.”