Jerome Scottish Terrier On Facebook


By Michelle Costa

JEROME, ID (KMVT-TV) - With the internet ever–growing in popularity, it seems everyone is starting up their own web page including a 12–year–old Scottish Terrier who lives in Jerome.

The terrier started his Facebook page this summer and every day he gets tons of friend requests.

While that's a plus, this man's best friend has another goal in mind.

The name: Dearge.

The mission: to rule the cyber world.

"He has facebook, twitter,” said West Gates, Dearge’s Best Friend.

It's an endless list of online sites that this terrier is connected to.

His owner and best friend, West Gates, is the man behind the posts.

"For our business, we do a lot of stuffy websites and marketing design and this summer we decided to do something more fun so we made Dearge his own website. W started doing portraits of his friends on Facebook and then more people wanted them,” said West.

Friends post their photos online, Dearge downloads, sketches and re–produces them into a digital painting.

"He now gets 10–15 friend requests a day,” said West.

Their goal is for all of Dearge's friends to have a portrait they've re–created specifically for them.

And while the terrier usually watches his owners working from the window.

"He doesn't help on the keyboard, thumbs are almost required,” said West.
He's putting his paw stamp of approval on each and every portrait.

They don't ask for any money for the portraits they send back to their friends, instead, they ask to send any donations to the local animal shelter.

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