For the ~uninitiated~ … One, you’re missing out, and two, here’s a bit of description from the Unleashed blog run by Bravo TV from earlier this year:
The man behind the account is Steve Greig, whose mission is to adopt the unadoptable. Spurred by the death of his beloved miniature pinscher Wolfgang (the inspiration for his Instagram handle), Steve headed to the shelter to find their “least adoptable” dog as a tribute to his erstwhile canine bestie.
Steve came home with two things: a precious 12-year-old dog named Eeyore, and a newfound commitment to senior dogs. Since then, Steve’s brood has grown to include nine dogs (Waylon, Edsel, Josh, Englebert, Eeyore, Edna, Loretta, Phyllis and Enoch), Bikini the pig, Stuart the rabbit, Oprah the chicken and a couple more critters.
Everybody looks good in a T-shirt; people, dogs, pigs, rabbits, chickens…. and now at long last wolfgang2242 t-shirts are available at wolfgang2242.com The best part is a large portion of the profits go directly to @susiesseniordogs who has been finding homes for Senior Dogs before I was ever smart enough to realize the overwhelming need. There are four designs to choose from and each design comes in several different styles; men’s, women’s, kids – t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies etc. So buy a cool shirt, spread the word about senior pet adoption and donate to Susie’s Senior Dogs all at the same time.
I saw the photo of Picoult and the gang on my Instagram feed recently, and sent her an email today asking how it came to be. Here’s what she said:
I know Steve because I’ve corresponded with him for a couple of years — I have rescue dogs (but not nine, LOL) and I admire him so much for the attention he brings to that cause. And maybe I’m a little in love with Englebert. He knew me from my writing, and invited me to come visit if I were ever in the area. And then I was asked to do a speaking gig in Denver … and … the rest is history!
Interested in adopting a pet?
Check out our weekly feature of adoptable pets in the Upper Valley. Don’t forget, November is national adopt a senior pet month!
And if you need some more inspiration from @wolfgang2242 … I’ve got you covered!
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