Aspen the Mountain Pup is living the life of your dreams

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.

Follow Aspen on Instagram, and purchase prints on Hunter Lawrence’s website.