I know I already park pretty close to the border of Crazy Town when it comes to these animals. And probably buying a pink, princess, toddler bed for my pig has pushed me way over that line. But I can't help it. I love that pig and if it means scouring the internet for a reinforced toddler bed that supports more than most manufacters' 50 lb maximum standard, then that's just what I'm going to do. Because Bikini is no average princess. #thisprincesseatsbarbiedollsforbreakfast
Englebert in his natural habitat, ie. my friend's backyard garden in Montecito. If you pretend he's not wearing a Spiderman shirt and you pretend you can't hear the faint buzz from the neighbour's leaf blowers, it's just like one of those episodes from the Discovery Channel. #planetenglebert
If you're going to be in New York City on November 18th and/or 19th, come and meet Englebert (and me) and lots of other famous pet influencers at the first-ever PetCon convention. There will be lots of meet and greets, pet adoptions and informative panels such as: how to create content, pet training tips, special need pets and even a panel about senior pet adoption, hosted by yours truly and everyone's favorite minx @chloekardoggian
Englebert and I would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have. He'll probably do most of the talking.
You can find out about tickets to the event by checking out the link in my bio. Hope to see you there.
The senior adoption panel that I'm on is on Sunday the 19th, however I will be hanging out at the convention both days to meet people.
Bring out the suitcase and cue all the sad 'please take me with you' eyes.
I'm headed to Montecito, California to visit one of my best friends that I've known since 4th grade and leaving @cartomtroy66 to take care of the pack for a few days. (Englebert gets to go with me but I'm not telling the others.) #whenapackwatchesyoupack
Englebert and Enoch throwback.
Codependency at Its finest.
(Yes this is real. They actually let me pose them like this but unfortunately I only had my camera phone at the time so the quality isn't great).
Every night when I go to bed I tuck Bikini in with all her blankets. But she gets in and out of bed several times each day so she's learned to arrange them herself, like this artistic concoction on her head that bares a distinct resemblance to the Chiquita banana lady. Whether she does these things on accident or on purpose I will never really know. #chiquitabikini
Once a month I work with the Maxfund rescue group in Denver to help them find homes for Senior Dogs at their shelter. This month the 12 year old senior that needs a home is Rico, the black and white Spaniel mix at the far right side of the picture.
Out of all the Maxfund dogs I have posted so far, Rico's situation is one of the most urgent. He was relinquished by his previous owners in pretty bad shape. He's blind, mostly deaf, overweight, and he has bad infections in both ears that may need surgery. My heart really goes out to this sweet guy that reminds me so much of Waylon, the blonde cocker spaniel also in the picture. He's just so happy-go-lucky despite his ailments. He's being treated at Maxfund but for a senior dog to heal well they need the comfort and security of their own home. I can tell you that being part of the healing transformation for a dog like Rico is one of God's gifts and it will stay with you forever. He's easy-going, walks well on a leash, and he got along great with my dogs. Being blind and hard-of-hearing has not affected his attitude or his ability to enjoy life.
Rico is also available for foster. I pray the right person will see this post and bring Rico home so that he can begin his beautiful transformation and I can't wait to see the healthy dog that he becomes.
Maxfund is open every day but Tuesday, so call them in the morning at 303-595-4917 with any questions. Or you can email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org #maxfundsenioradoption
Bikini's brutal daily schedule:
6:00 a.m. Ravenous breakfast of grains. Pretending its doughnuts.
7:00 a.m. Food coma from eating too fast.
5:00 p.m. Healthy afternoon snack, because doughnuts aren't available.
6:00 p.m. Fasting until morning. Dreaming of doughnuts. #andrepeat
Filming a special project for Animal Planet last weekend....Loved working with them and I have to say I'm especially proud of these senior dogs and how well they did during the project. Even Melvin who hasn't done this kind of thing before was a true professional. And although Bikini generally doesn't like anyone telling her what to do, just bring in a camera crew and she's suddenly very cooperative. You know how those Hollywood types are. #lightscamerahogaction
Will announce more details about the Animal Planet Project closer to the end of the year. (Note how, just like on movie nights, most of the dogs fall asleep but Laverne the rooster is tuned into what's going on.)
Enoch and Engelbert shamelessly promoting a new t-shirt design available at wolfgang2242.com
50% of my profits go directly to @susiesseniordogs a 501c3 nonprofit organization working to end homelessness for all Senior Dogs throughout the country.
I was going to use all my dogs in this shot but they ended up blocking the design on Enoch's shirt, except for Engelbert. Because, well, because he's Englebert and blocking views isn't part of his skill-set.
You can see a clearer shot of this shirt on wolfgang2242.com. Unfortunately, it was designed before Melvin came on the scene. But I love that it features Phyllis (sitting on Bikini the pig) and Oprah the chicken (riding in their little red car), both who have since passed on but will always be a part of this account. (There are several different cuts and brands of shirts, as well as older designs available.) Pictured on this particular shirt are:
Josh, Eeyore, Stewart the rabbit, Oprah the chicken💗, Bikini the pig, Phyllis 💗, Engelbert, Waylon, Edna, Loretta, Edsel, and Enoch.
Before anyone outside of my group of friends knew who any of my dogs were, they still assumed anyone coming to the front door had to be there to see them. Ironically, because of Instagram, that is actually now more often true than not. #ohyousharethishousewithahuman
Enoch, Edsel. Loretta, Melvin, Eeyore and Englebert.
You know that saying about marching to the beat of a different drummer? Well, now you finally know who that drummer is..... Engelbert on the @eddiefisher1r drum set last week in the @onerepublic dressing room before their show in Denver. #nowgofetchmesomesticks
" It's the 4th house on the left. You'll see ducks in the front yard and maybe a wolfhound on the balcony." I like giving people these kinds of markers to find my house, and how when Enoch is up there he looks like something out of an old children's fable with special powers. #magicmarker
Photo taken by @vtjackson as he pulled up in front of the house.
He's a little hard to see but if you look closely you can you can find Engelbert in my hands surrounded by the incredible @onerepublic . The whole OneRepublic entourage is made up of the best kind of people. I think each one of them proudly showed me pics and talked about their rescue animals at some point during our time together.
It was all a little surreal but seeing Engelbert holding court in their dressing room, surrounded by this band and their families and friends all night, is a memory I'll hold onto forever. They all made him feel that the night was really all about him, instead of the 17,000 people that had come to see them perform. Every rescue pet deserves to feel this way.
Thank you @onerepublic . A special thanks to Eden and Drew, Jackie and Brent, and Kat for making us feel so welcome. #englerock
This would be a perfect place for Bikini to sleep if she would just let me prop my feet up on her while I'm at the table. She will not however, allow herself to be used as an ottoman. #notanottoman #nottoman