“Hello Australia! Dad thought it’d be a furry good idea to get me a Twitter account so here I am! Woof!” the account’s opening tweet read.
Dylan, a 20-year-old law student from Brisbane is behind the account, creating the page because: “I just like the dog”.
“Toto Albanese: Minister for Good Boys,” read one retweet, which featured a picture of Toto sporting his signature campaign look of a red ‘Albo 2022’ neck scarf.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese after emerging from isolation on 29 April 2022. Credit: Twitter/@AlboMP
Toto joined Prime Minister Anthony Albanese several times during the campaign trail. When the Labor leader contracted COVID-19, Mr Albanese often thanked Toto his “iso companion” for keeping him company. When he emerged from isolation, the first photos of a recovered Mr Albanese captured him walking his dog while holding a bag of fresh droppings.
It’s not the first in the world though, with former US president Barack Obama’s administration running an account for his dog, Bo. Bo, a black and white Portuguese Water Dog, died last year, aged 12.
Former prime minister Scott Morrison with his dog, Buddy. Credit: Facebook/ Scott Morrison
In 2019, former US president Donald Trump caused an upset when he became the first leader of the country in more than a century to move into the White House without a canine friend.
“How does the president not have a dog?” she asked, incredulously. “He’s the first president in 120 years that doesn’t have a dog in the White House.”
A screenshot of the Obama dog Twitter account which is followed by former US president Barack Obama.
Answering the question that perturbed Ms Streisand, Mr Trump said while he had been told it would look good politically, he felt like a “phony” getting a dog he did not have time for.
One person under the tweet said: “Great idea for an account but please, please, please, for love of dog: Toto’s ‘dad’ was another dog. Albo is several things to Toto, but ‘dad’ ain’t one of them.”