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10-Year-Old Iowan Continues to Bring Joy with @IvePetThatDog

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Giddeon Kidd with two of Charity Nebbe's dogs on his visit to IPR's Iowa City studio last summer.

Everybody can get behind daily pictures of cute dogs, and 10-year-old Gideon Kidd of Cedar Falls has gone viral sharing pictures of dogs he's met on his twitter account @IvePetThatDog

Almost exactly one year ago, Gideon and his mother Rachel Braunigan launched the account, and since then Gideon has amassed more than 214,000 followers from his daily dog posting.

On this segment of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe chats with Kidd about the growth of his account, his process for telling a dog's story, and his trip to American Kennel Club National Championship Dog Show.

It might seem like a big responsibility to keep his thousands of followers up to date on his dog petting adventures, but Kidd doesn't seem to mind. "I don't feel any pressure, I just really love it," Kidd says. "I love dogs and I think they are amazing creatures and I really want to keep doing this."

Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa