And meet Steve’s pals.
They are: Phyllis, Engelbert, Enoch, Madelyn, Edna, Hercules, Loretta, Josh, Eeyore, Waylon and Bikini the pig.
Not forgetting Stuart the rabbit.
Steve adopts dogs. Not just young and vibrant puppies though. He adopts older dogs. Dogs who have seen a thing or two. Dogs with a story to tell. And he’s the best thing on Instagram.
Engelbert the 5lb chihuahua came to Steve from a “terribly abusive home”, became an “unwanted shelter dog with medical issues” before moving to the “top of the pack of nine other dogs and a temperamental pig”.
Steve says he’s “continually amazed” by Engelbert’s journey.
Engelbert, meanwhile, takes baths in salad bowls and gets lifts from his big pal Enoch.
Hercules is 18. He can’t quite make it up the stairs but he does ok. Loves his breakfast.
Enoch the wolfhound looks after everyone. Especially Engelbert.
A friend and I grabbed a couple backpacks and took three of the more able bodied dogs (and Englebert) on a hike up to Square Mountain Lake in Colorado. My friend carried our snacks and water in his backpack. I carried Englebert in mine. Since he only weighs four pounds, I think I got the better end of the deal. #intothewild
Edna came to live with Steve and co about a year-and-a-half ago. She’s a 12-year-old bichon mix whose owners couldn’t care for her anymore. She LOVES walks.
Bikini the pig rules the roost. And the dinner plates.
Every morning after Bikini gobbles down her breakfast she tries to convince me that she's still starving and that the portions I serve her are better suited to a guinea pig than they are for a pot belly pig. (I've learned to interpret her squeals. Trust me, that's what she is saying). Yet when I look at this picture of her relaxing in all her glory, I can't help but notice what appears to be more than a little extra insulation covering her sturdy frame. It must be the camera angle. #bikinifat
Steve (who also looks after cats, ducks, pigeons, you name it) regularly posts updates about his brood on Instagram, and it will bring such joy into your life.
Follow him here.
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