Let us put aside all the labeling of women who own more than two cats as “Crazy cat ladies” or people who collect exotic animals as “freaks”, because a household of many animals that is well kept is a rich household.
Dogs have always been considered a man’s best friend and Shelby’s has got herself five BFF’s in her living room.
Recently, though, she’s opened the doors of her home to a new addition in a form of a rather large piggy who she named “Chowder”. It was, indeed, an initially silly idea to add Chowder to a pack of five canines, but all of the animals ended up getting along so well that even Shelby had trouble believing her eyes.
Delight over combining this unusual mixture of dogs ranging from Pomeranian to German shepherd was two-sided and the doors of the family’s living room or backyard were widely open for the oversized piggy.
When we think ‘cute’ and ‘animals’, we usually go for puppies, kittens and bunnies, but there are numerous species who make for adoption-worthy and absolutely adorable pets like bearded dragons, sugar gliders and even pigs!
It’s always endearing to see different animals getting along and sticking up for one another in the time of need and Shelby’s pack of canines was generous in offering Chowder a place in.
Look at the Chowder’s adventures down below:
[H/T: The Dodo]
Chowder is a rather large piglet that Shelby brought into her five-canine home after carrying out a rescue mission.
The animals most prefer to hang around the living room. It is one of Shelby’s favorite places in the house as well, which can be deduced from the amount of love she’s put into decorating the space.
Her backyard too offers plenty sunlit space for running around in dirt and grass and getting a tan – for both Shelby and the animals, of course!
Chowder’s siblings range from the largest canines such as German shepherd…
…To the smallest ones that come in the form of Pomeranian mix dogs.
But above all, Chowder is fond of his human rescuer – Shelby!
We all need our own, alone moments from time to time and when those occur, the large piggy most enjoys rolling in the dirt!
His infectious joy usually attracts one of the pack’s members.
(And it’s not uncommon for the friendly neighborhood animals to join in the party – like this tiny black dog!)
Though adoption of piglet has risen in numbers, people usually hold onto their piglets only until they’re fully grown.
When miniature, they are lot easier to keep and take care of – and seem to be more attractive to the buyers in terms of the appearance, which is why they ultimately end up given up.
But Chowder’s size, the characteristic which made him different from other pet piglets, was what had Shelby making a vow to never give up on the piggy.
Shelby as pledged to take care of Chowder is doing it exactly.
Chowder’s support arrived both from canine and human sources.
They make for an unusual but endearing family and pack.
Their activities are rather comical and amusing.
The canines have taught Chowder of all the good places the piggy could rest at –
And Chowder has taught the dogs of wonders of sharing body heat that is cuddling!
Yes, it’s a pig in a blanket. Go for the pun, you unfortunate soul!
The animals in Shelby’s residence are given a royal treatment and in return, she is given gratitude and love of these creatures.
Shelby hopes more people will follow her example and offer homes to less conventional animals for they are all in need of some love. All we need is love!
Despite all of his difference, Chowder fit in the family and pack like he’s been born into it to begin with.
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