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Cedar Falls boy getting attention for his website about petting dogs

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A 9-year-old Cedar Falls boy wants everyone to know how awesome dogs are.

Gideon Kidd says he's already pet over 300 dogs, and he has the pictures to prove it. 

Kidd is starting to get some national attention for his website. It's called, "I've Pet That Dog." 

On the website, he's posted hundreds of pictures of all the dogs he's pet over the years. 

His website says, "My name is Gideon. I am 9 years old, and I like petting dogs. These are pictures of dogs I have pet."

His mission is to pet as many dogs as possible. 

"I'd like to pet all the dogs in the whole world," he says. "Dogs are these amazing animals that are just so awesome." 

On Kidd's twitter account, he also adds descriptions for all the pictures he posts. 

For example, one post reads, "I pet Lucy. She is a 4 year old golden retriever who was born on Valentine’s Day. Lucy was a wedding gift from her caregiver’s parents. She is loyal and friendly."

Another says, "I pet Buddy. He is a 10 year old chihuahua. His caregivers got him when he was 8 months old from a breeder. Buddy is deaf. He may be little, but he thinks he is a really big dog."

Kidd says, "If dogs were all like the same size, same color, and same breed, I don't think people would like them as much. Why I think people like dogs, is because they're all different."

Kidd also hopes his website and twitter account can help some dogs get adopted. He visits the Cedar Bend Humane Society often.

Yesterday Kidd posted a picture with a dog named Romeo, and he wrote, "I pet Romeo. He is a 7 year old shih tzu at @CedarBendHS who needs a home. He was a stray. When he was found, his hair was all matted and dirty. Romeo can sit and comes when you call his name. He likes to play fetch and tug-o-war. He loves to be pet."

Kidd has his own dog at home. His name is Walter. But Kidd says he's always down to make new friends and meet new dogs. 

He says every dog is, "a good boy." 

His favorite dogs are Chihuahuas and Saint Bernards. 

So far, he's been interviewed by different news outlets, including Vice and BuzzFeed. 

His twitter account has over 40,000 followers.

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