Here is a list of my go to Twitter accounts to make me feel better on a bad day, or to give me a good laugh on a good day. Can you tell I like dogs?
1. peepee the cat | @peepeeplayhouse
Twitter user @peepeeplayhouse
If you can easily ignore grammatical errors for the sake of humor and you love cats, then you'll definitely enjoy this Twitter account. Peepee is a cat who likes to tweet about his day, his feelings, and what his dad does with him.
The best part is that Peepee is the one running the twitter account, so you get his version of events (meaning they're a little skewed in his favor). If you like cats and need a good laugh, check him out @peepeeplayhouse
2. shitty watercolor | @SWatercolor
Twitter user @SWatercolor
Shitty watercolor is run by a guy named Hector Janse van Rensburg, who is an artist based in the UK. His work originally became popular on Reddit, and with his growing success, he expanded his social media presence to both Twitter and Tumblr.
He paints all sorts of things, from his own little comics to portraits of celebrities to scenes in a movie or TV show. The art style is interesting and the content is wholesome, so give him a click @SWatercolor
3. The Golden Ratio | @TheGoldenRatio4
Twitter user @TheGoldenRatio4
This Twitter account follows the lives of five beautiful golden retrievers and their parents (who call themselves GR mom and GR dad). The five girls, known as Maggie, Jasmine, Hopper, Venkman, and Queso are all certified Good Dogs, who love carrots and waffles and long walks by the beach (no, really, they spend a lot of time at the beach).
Each dog has its own separate Twitter account, so you can follow all of them and be overwhelmed with golden cuteness. If you're still not satisfied following all of the Twitter accounts, you can find them on Snapchat under the same name as their Twitter handle @thegoldenratio4
4. john mulaney out of context | @nocontxtmulaney
Twitter user @nocontxtmulaney
To truly appreciate this Twitter account, you must first watch all of John Mulaney's comedy specials on Netflix. Trust me, it's worth it. John Mulaney is a 36-year-old comedian, who spent time writing for Saturday Night Live and has three stand up specials on Netflix (New in Town, The Comeback Kid, and Kid Gorgeous).
He also is the voice of Andrew from Big Mouth and Peter Porker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The Twitter account "John Mulaney out of context" posts various images pulled straight from any sort of media he has been involved in (other than animated media). Even if you don't know who John Mulaney is, you'll still get a chuckle when you see a tall, awkward man saying "Bill Clinton is about 13 feet tall" or "you need to keep looking like a hard-boiled egg". Give 'em a follow @nocontxtmulaney
5. Hedgehog of the Day | @daily__hedgehog
Twitter user @daily__hedgehog
Okay, who doesn't love hedgehogs? This spiky creatures are extremely cute, quirky, and look hilariously adorable when placed inside an ice cream cone. This account posts a picture of a hedgehog every day, sometimes accompanied by other animals.
There are all sorts of cute poses, outfits, and facial expressions featured on this account, which is sure to make you smile on even the worst days. So, if you need a daily dose of these cute little creatures, follow @daily__hedgehog (note: the @ has TWO underscores between daily and hedgehog)
6. WeRateDogs™ | @dog_rates
Twitter user @dog_rates
This account is run by a professional dog rater. You might think, what gives him the power to rate dogs? Shouldn't all dogs have the perfect rating, since all dogs are perfect?
The answer is yes, which is why every dog gets a rate of at least 11/10 (the average is about 13/10). These rates can go up based on how old the dog is, whether or not they are a service dog, and how amusing the picture is. WeRateDogs™ also posts about dogs who are in need of some financial help due to medical issues and attaches their GoFundMe to the post. On more than one occasion, the goals have been met within hours! It is a great account dedicated to only the best dogs (aka every dog). If you have a dog you want to submit, you can send a picture to their DMs @dog_rates
7. Cats on glass | @itscatsonglass
Twitter user @itscatsonglass
The name explains it all. This twitter account is just a compilation of cats laying on glass. The best part is that the pictures are taken from underneath, so you can see their fluffy bodies all smushed against the glass.
This is especially cute when their paws are tucked underneath their bodies and you can see their little toe pads. Any account that features cats is a good account, so why not follow this one? @itscatsonglass
8. A Bear | @A_single_bear
Twitter user @A_single_bear
At first, I only followed this account because our school's mascot is a bear, but I will continue to follow it long after I graduate for the good, wholesome content. This account follows the life of a bear living in a forest.
Sometimes the posts are witty, other times there are questions that are most certainly on the minds of every bear around ("why can't I smell the inside of my own mouth?"). Either way, these feel-good tweets put a smile on my face every time I see them come up on my timeline, and I'm sure they'll make you smile too. Give this lovely bear a follow @A_single_bear
9. Respectful Memes | @RespectfulMemes
Twitter user @RespectfulMemes
As their bio says, it is "#1 Source of Memes to show your Grandma!" Basically, this account takes popular memes and makes them wholesome. Common themes on this account include: loving your friends, loving yourself, dogs, believing in yourself, being supportive of everyone, and any other good thing you can think of. If you're stressed from school or work, feeling depressed, or just want to smile, check out @RespectfulMemes
10. I've Pet That Dog | @IvePetThatDog
Twitter user @IvePetThatDog
I can honestly say that this is my favorite account on Twitter (yes, I do get notifications when he posts, I'm that dedicated). It follows 10-year-old Gideon on his quest to pet as many dogs as he possibly can.
Each post includes a different dog that he has pet, and a description of their life and personality. Every once in a while, he will give us an update on how many dogs he has pet; the most recent update was January 31st when Gideon reached a staggering 750 dogs!
One of the best parts of this account is that Gideon takes time to go to his local animal shelter and post about all the great dogs that are up for adoption. Oftentimes, dogs will get adopted soon after his posts, and he gives his followers updates on how they found their forever home. Gideon is so dedicated that he even has a shirt that says "Can I pet your dog?" that he wears when he goes for walks around town. I'm still trying to figure out how to get that shirt… follow him at @IvePetThatDog
11. Thoughts of Dog | @dog_feelings
Twitter user @dog_feelings
Similar to @peepeeplayhouse, this account is run by a dog and includes all of their thoughts and feelings. Oftentimes they will talk about their "stuffed friend" named Sebastian and the love they have for their human. Their day is filled with good thoughts, lots of fun, and friendly interactions with strangers and humans they know.
Many times, their tweets uplift you when you're sad, just as any dog would want to do. Even if you don't have a dog of your own to relate back to this account, it is nice to receive a daily dose of unconditional love. Give this dog a follow @dog_feelings
12. mulaney bot | @johnmulaneybot
Twitter user @johnmulaneybot
Yes, this is another twitter account that is geared toward fans of John Mulaney. However, this account is a bot that takes all of the words and phrases from John Mulaney's stand up acts and organizes them into random tweets. They only make sense about half the time, but either way, they'll make you laugh. Also, the heading is a picture of his dog Petunia, so you should definitely check it out. At least for the dog. @johnmulaneybot
13. Chris Evans as Golden Retrievers | @retrievans
Twitter user @retrievans
The title says it all. This account takes pictures of Chris Evans and matches it with a picture of a golden retriever that is in a similar pose. That's it, that's the whole account. I haven't seen a single Captain America movie and I love this account. Who is cuter, the dogs or the man? That's up for you to decide. @retrievans
14. Teddy | @MrTeddyTedster
Twitter user @MrTeddyTedster
What makes this account stand out is the various outfits and outrageous backgrounds that accompany this extremely happy puppy. You can find Teddy in all sorts of costumes, all with his tongue sticking part way out of his mouth. This dog is small, cute, fluffy, and very clearly has unconditional love for his owner. Along with the fun pictures and costumes, there are various videos of him hanging out and doing normal dog stuff (including conquering the stairs for the first time). Follow Teddy @MrTeddyTedster
15. Missouri State | @MissouriState
Twitter user @MissouriState
Okay, this one is geared toward all the people who are considering going to Missouri State or decided not to go to Missouri State even though it is clearly the best choice.
Our verified Twitter account posts all of the normal stuff you'd find on a university Twitter page, but it also roasts people, helps students find parking spots, and cracks some good dad jokes. It is this Twitter account that helped me understand how much Missouri State University actually cares about its students, and wants them to have fun while attending school here. If you're thinking about going to MSU at any point in your life, do it! You won't regret it.
Go Bears! @MissouriState