Good Dog Greg

Good Dog Greg

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Updated Dec 16, 2011 at 01:25AM EST by Don.

Added Oct 24, 2011 at 07:31PM EDT by Don.

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Good Dog Greg is an advice animal image macro series that features a photo of a dog looking up toward the camera accompanied by captions portraying the dog as a selfless benefactor, similar to its precursor Good Guy Greg.


The original photo was taken by photographer Andrea Nelson at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in Hailey, Idaho. The dog’s real name was “Smilin’ Trudy” and was written about in an article on the Sun Valley[11] website on March 17th, 2008.

The photo was posted to Reddit[4] by user laketrash in a thread titled “Guilty Smile” on September 9th, 2011 and accumulated 7,299 up votes in less than 2 months . The first known instance of the macro was subsequently posted to Quickmeme[5] the same day with the caption “Paws wet / stays on carpet.”


The Quickmeme submission was posted to Reddit[1] by user kartoffelheinz and a compilation of Good Dog Greg image macros was posted to the blog Irene’s Internet[6] on September 9th. A Cheezburger template[3] has accumulated 163 submissions, the Quickmeme[2] page has received 784 submissions and a Facebook[7] fan page has 9 likes as of October 25th, 2011. Derivatives can be found on FunnyJunk[8], Tumblr[9] and Memebase.[10]

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Search queries for “good dog greg” began in September of 2011, the same month the Quickmeme page was created.

[1]Reddit – Good Dog Greg

[2]Quickmeme – Good Dog Greg

[3]Cheezburger – Good Dog Greg

[4]Reddit – Guilty smile

[5]Quickmeme – Paws Wet

[6]Irene’s Internet – The best of Good Dog Greg

[7]Facebook – Good Dog Greg

[8]FunnyJunk – good dog greg

[9]Tumblr – #good dog greg

[10]Memebase – good dog greg

[11]Sun Valley Online – Smilin’ Trudy Finds a Home

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