Pet Projects

Photos courtesy of Shari Hirsh and Kelsey Moore. Riley – right; Winnie and Pinot – left

We all love our furry family members, and occasionally may share some photos on our personal social media accounts. Some owners go a step further and created social media accounts just for their pets! We spoke with two clients whose pets have garnered quite a lot of followers on Instagram to learn more about running a successful account!

When Kelsey Moore’s parents rescued two kittens after they were found abdanoned in a parking lot in California, she instantly fell in love when she met them. Since they were only 2-weeks-old, they needed a little more time before they could start their trek to Chicago. Once they arrived, at 10 weeks old, Kelsey named them Pinot and Winnie, and started an Instagram page for them to keep everyone back in California updated on their progress! Now their adorable faces have attracted almost 4,000 followers! When Shari and Andrew Hirsh adopted Riley, an 8-week-old Beagle Bulldog mix, it was a no-brainer to start an Instagram account for her to show off her mesmerizing puppy face. Now that she is 2 years old, she has attracted quite a few followers who love keeping up with what Riley is doing around the city!

Both Kelsey and Shari do not spend too much time coming up with posts. Most of their photos are taken in the moment, but occasionally certain photos are posted to line up with certain events, such as #tongueoutTuesday. Since these pets are seasoned pros, they have become accustomed to getting their photos taken. Pinot and Winnie love posing, and will often times come right up to “boop the camera” according to Kelsey. Riley knows what’s happening as soon as the phone comes out and is ready to sit for as long as it takes to get the perfect shot!

We love seeing photos of your furry family members, so please tag @blumvet when you come in for an appointment!

Find Pinot and Winnie on Instagram @winifredpooh

Find Riley on Instagram @ryebreadbagel

Written for Blum Animal Hospital by Jackie Sheppard.