Talk about being the most valuable player! Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins knows how to run with the best of the best in the NFL, and it turns out he also knows how to run with the dogs. While dating his girlfriend and eventual wife in college, Kirk knew having foster dogs was part of the deal. “That’s all Julie.” Kirk told the Washington Post. “She just loves dogs.”
Over the course of his football career, Kirk has made it a point to foster dogs during his off time, which is an INFINITELY more respectable way to use it than vacationing in Kuai (however if that’s what you want to do, Kirk, we’re coming too).
Well, Kirk, here’s the deal. We too love dogs. And not only that, we love people who love foster dogs. So, in an attempt to exemplify the glorious nature of the relationships between these foster dogs and their foster parents, we have created a list of their cutest moments.
1. Nothing to see here. Just an undeniably sexy football player snuggling his foster on their last night together. I reiterate, nothing to see here.
2. Oh, is this a casual bath between foster dad and his new foster pup Cash? Yes. Yes it is. Please enjoy.
3. Occasionally Kirk will put his fosters to work, like in this photo where we see this glorious pup helping him answer some fan mail!
4. Instead of helping his Goldendoodle foster catch the bug, Kirk sits back and enjoys this goofy dog play. Wow. He’s just like the rest of us.
5. This foster was recently neutered, so Kirk took it upon himself to record this dog wandering in circles with a cone on his head. Bravo, Kirk.
6. Kirk does, however, make it a point to keep his dogs on a strict fitness regimen similar to his.
7. He takes family photos on the last night they have a foster. We imagine immediately after this photo was taken, Kirk broke into tears and nuzzled himself into this Doodle’s lucious fur (which is fabled to have healing powers).
8. He even makes it a point to train his fosters so that when they get into the real world they know how to function. Like teaching this guy how to drive. Very important skills for a dog. (the dog did not drive).
9. Oh, is this a picture of a cute man wearing a shirt bringing out the oceanic blue in his eyes? Yes. Is this also a photo of a cute man wearing a shirt bringing out the oceanic blue in his eyes AND he’s cradling a foster dog? Yes. This is also true.
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) August 13, 2014
We’re big fans of your work with fosters, Kirk and Julie. Keep sharing the love. The world needs more people like you! And we need more dogs playing football!