In nine short years on our planet, Gideon has made the personal acquaintance of over 300 dogs. How many dogs have you ever met, let along scratched behind the ears? It really puts life in perspective.
But you're obviously thinking right now, 'This kid has met a whole hecking lot of dogs, which kind is his favorite?' Well, his website's FAQ answers that: "Chihuahua. My friend started a Chihuahua fan club and I am in it."
If this is making you feel like you really ought to get out, seize the day, and pet way more dogs, Gideon has some advice for you. He penned an article for BuzzFeed about his passion and gave some tips on how to behave when you're trying to make a new canine pal.
"First, you walk up to the caregiver and ask, 'Can I please pet your dog?' If they say yes, don't just start petting the dog. Walk slowly, stick your hand under their nose and let them sniff you. Then you can pet the dog. Here's a tip for very big, excited dogs: Don't sit on the ground! They will jump on you."