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12-Year-Old Gideon Kidd Celebrates, Guides Dog Enthusiasts In New Book

Courtesy of Quirk Books
Gideon Kidd has garnered hundreds of thousands of followers through his "I've Pet That Dog" social media accounts. Now, he takes his dog enthusiasm to the page in a new book.
Courtesy of Quirk Books

12-year-old Gideon Kidd of Cedar Falls really loves dogs. A few years ago, he decided to share that love with the world through his Twitter and Instagram accounts “I’ve Pet That Dog,” which chronicle the many, many dogs Kidd meets to hundreds of thousands of followers.

In addition to being a social media icon, Kidd is now also the author of a brand new book called “Pet That Dog,” which he coauthored with his mother, Rachel Braunigan. Braunigan and Kidd join Charity Nebbe on this episode of Talk of Iowa to discuss this new release.


  • Gideon Kidd and Rachel Braunigan, authors of “Pet That Dog.”
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
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