13 Dogs To Follow To Celebrate Dog Appreciation Day

13 Dogs To Follow To Celebrate Dog Appreciation Day

All the good boys (and girls!) of Twitter and Instagram.

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In my opinion, dogs are too pure for this world. While dogs should be appreciated every day, August 26 is Dog Appreciation Day so be sure to show all the dogs in your life some extra love that day. Take them for a walk, play fetch, and give them a big hug and a treat to celebrate.

As a college student, one of the saddest moments every August is saying goodbye to my dog. One of the 'ruff' parts of college is not coming home every day to kisses and a wagging tail. So if you cannot celebrate Dog Appreciation Day in person or are just missing seeing your dog every day, consider following dog accounts on Instagram and Twitter.

Why follow dogs? They will make you smile. When dogs do cute or silly things that make you smile, this triggers neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine to increase, which are linked with calmness and happiness.

So here are some good boys (and girls!) that you can follow that will help you miss your dog less and be sure to brighten your social media to keep you smiling even as the semester gets harder:


1. WeRateDogs

WeRateDogs is a Twitter account that rates dog photos submitted. 15/10 would follow on Twitter and would pet all the dogs.

2. Thoughts of Dog

Every wonder what your dog is thinking? Thoughts of Dog knows and reminds you through tweets of how pure and unconditionally loving dogs are.

3. Doug the Pug

Doug is a pug who goes on adventures and shares thoughts that every college student can relate to. You can find Doug on both Twitter and Instagram!

4. The Dogist

The Dogist is an Instagram account similar to the Humans of New York that shares photos of dogs and some of their stories that will be sure to make you smile!

5. Agador

Agador is the pooch of NYC and known as the "Bob Ross of dogs" with his signature hairdo. Agador is so stylish and even considered to have "more lewks than Carrie Bradshaw."

6. Marnie the Dog

Marnie the Shih Tzu's smile will be sure to make you smile. How can you not love that adorable face? Find her on both Twitter and Instagram.

7. Mississippi Golden Gurls

RowanOak, Remi, and Idgie Ruth are Golden Retriever sisters with pure hearts of gold. This account is sure to brighten your day with the gurls in cute outfits. Stay golden, gurls!

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These dogs provide the best, high quality solutions to all of life's problems and questions.

10. Cumlord 

Don't be fooled, although often mistaken for a large toasted marshmallow Cumlord is an awkward dog on a mission to steal your food.

11. Tuna

While you might expect a tuna fish, Tuna is a cute dog that will melt your heart with his big, toothy smile.

12. Menswear Dog

Bodhi is known as 'the most stylish dog in the world'. Follow him on both Instagram and Twitter for style inspo!

13. Dogs in Food

Although not purely about dogs, this Instagram account will make you laugh as it creatively incorporates photos of dogs into photos of food.

I hope these dog accounts will make your school year less ruff and make you bark with laughter!

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Have we lost the ability to enjoy each other's company?

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So, one day, this older man saw this young and happy couple walk into a nice (but modestly-priced) Italian restaraunt together, hand in hand. They were giggling and laughing. He looked at her like she was some Renaissance-era painting. She looked at him like he ruled the world. The older dude just gazed at them fondly (not like some creep, because some old guys do that you know). They were led by the host to their table. He pulled out her chair for him. She beamed. They both ordered water because they were probably on a budget (or they really like water). The old man smiled (again not a creepy one, but a for-real sentimental one). Then, it happened. The dagger that was drawn. The stone that fell. The smile that became downcast. The date that was demolished: The young man pulled out his cellphone. Not to be outdone, the young woman soon pulled out hers, and the emotional and loving expressions were turned to grey pallets of nothingness. The older man, feeling very brash, lifted himself from his chair very slowly but determined. He bounded (what it seemed like to him) over to the young man and grabbed his phone right out of his hands. The young man, preparing to defend himself from said attacker and thief, was relieved to see who had actually taken his phone because he knew he could take it right back himself if he wanted. The old man looked down at the young couple, then, looking at the guy said these cool, crisp words:

"If you're not careful, this (the phone) will become your mistress."

Grandpa has gone off his meds. Literally. How could a phone be a mistress? How could someone pay more attention to an object rather than a living being right in front of his nose? How could we trade up the ones we love for the ones we have to charge?

I'm no expert at prioritizing my time. This story is as much for me as for anyone. I'm still learning so much. But, what I have learned so far has become so life-changing to me. A mistress(or anything really) doesn't have to be a secret person or a quiet pastime. It can just be anything that we are spending a majority of our time with that shouldn't top our priority list.

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