While pampered purebreds in downtown Toronto are being whisked from condos to pet spas in $400 dog strollers (seriously, what kind of dog doesn’t prefer to walk?), an intrepid golden retriever is living the life of every real dog’s wildest dreams.
Aspen, a four-year-old golden who belongs to Denver, Colorado-based photographer Hunter Lawrence, is the striking subject of the aspenthemountainpup Instagram account. His sophic stare—no doubt honed by his travels—has struck a chord, and he’s quickly amassed more than 65,000 followers. Their adventures have taken them hiking, sledding, kayaking, and even canoeing on Lake Louise! Jealous? Us too.