Steve (@wolfgang2242) — Life with Senior Dog Rescues, Bikini the pig, Stuart the rabbit, and Betty the chicken.
So I heard its national pet day, or national sibling day, or national pet sibling with a pig day. It's so hard to keep up. Anyway, here's the latest group shot I have of everyone, taken by my friend @melissamarkle and it should cover whatever national day it really is. (It also happens to be the cover shot of the Wolfgang kids book coming out later this year, link in bio.) #covertlydisguisedbookplug From left to right, top to bottom: Edna, Eeyore, Doris. Edsel, Loretta, Betty the chicken, Englebert, Melvin, Stuart the rabbit, Waylon, Bikini the pig and Enoch.
Bikini got a brand-new pink toddler bed made of iron! In the transition from a wood bed to an iron one I found some parallels to the story of The Three Little Pigs. Of course Bikini is really just one pig, but she is about the same size as three little pigs put together. Granted her first bed wasn't made of straw, because, well I'm not an idiot, but she did have a bed made of wood that fell apart when she rubbed and rubbed and blew the bed down. She didn't get eaten by a big bad wolf though, because luckily there is a wolfhound that lives in our house to prevent those types of things. Then finally, Bikini got a bed made of iron that can withstand all her rubbing and rubbing and she lived happily ever after. #iswearidontdodrugs
I work with the Maxfund Rescue Group in Denver to help them find homes for senior dogs that are up for adoption. Today I'm featuring Champ, an 8 year old shar pei. When I do these Maxfund posts I usually have an idea of how I'm going to present the dog and which dogs of mine I'll use in the photo with them. But when Champ came in the door and greeted me with a combination snort/snuffle/grunt I knew somewhere down-the-line he was probably related to Bikini the pig and they had to be photographed together. Just look at them, like two distant cousins about to go out on the town. Champ however, must have graduated with honors from the same finishing school that Bikini got kicked out of because he was a complete gentleman during his entire stay at my house. He gets along with dogs, with cats, (with pigs) and even ignored my free roaming chickens when he was off leash. He's calm, he's quiet and he's completely house trained. Champ had a previous adopter that returned him because of separation anxiety so he would be best for someone that isn't gone for long periods of time and has other dog(s) to keep him company. In my experience it's not uncommon for dogs that have been abandoned to experience separation anxiety and it can take some time until they feel secure again. Champ is also being tested for shar pei swollen hock syndrome. When that flares up it is treated with anti-inflammatories and pain meds. He's available for adoption or foster. Maxfund is open every day except Tuesdays. Direct all related questions to them. 1005 Gallapego, Denver, Colorado. 303.595.4917 or email Kim at @firstname.lastname@example.org#maxfundseniorrescue
Sometimes the group shots are fairly easy. This was not one of those times. Bikini the pig was determined to do the exact opposite of whatever I asked and she kept that behavior up the whole time. (Ironically she looks like a complete angel here.) Melvin kept scooting in front of Edna and blocking her, and Waylon, well, if you don't get the shot in the first couple of minutes then you can count him out. Oh yeah, and Betty the chicken fell in the water. (3rd from the left to see a wet chicken.) Turns out she's a surprisingly effective swimmer. (Breaststroke I assume.) #photoshootme Photocred @melissamarkle