A typical day in the life of accountant Steve Greig is everything but routine. He has 10 dogs, two ducks, two chickens, two pigeons, many cats, a pig, a bunny, and a pond full of Koi fish to look after.
Greig’s story began when he lost his dog. His parents were also animal enthusiasts, so he grew up surrounded by animals. Steve had a puppy who was quite close to him, and when it died, he felt as if he couldn’t get over the loss, even months afterward.
As a result, he believed that doing something nice was the only way to feel better. Greig went to his local shelter to adopt the least adoptable dog they had, precisely as if he had continued to care for the dog that had died. Instead of grieving for the one he had lost, he chose to adopt a new puppy and give him all of his affection.
He adopted a 12-year-old Chihuahua with terrible legs and a heart condition. He gave him the name Eeyore and lavished his love and attention on him. That’s how he ended up with more than ten pets in his home. Greig told The Dodo in an interview that only eight of the ten dogs are his. His roommate owns one, and his sister owns the other, but they are still very much a member of the pack, as his house is being used as an animal ‘daycare.’
So, Greig gets up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to make breakfast for everyone and administer medicine to his senior dogs, then goes to work, returns home for lunch to check on the animals, and then returns to work. He also walks all of the dogs daily when he can fit it into his schedule.
On weekends, he goes shopping for pet supplies and food, attends vet appointments, and performs other duties. Being a single fur dad to at least 10 pets is a difficult job, but Greig is content and appreciates their company. Senior dogs, on the other hand, he considers being particularly wonderful.
Because people normally look for pups, senior dogs have a lower probability of being adopted at shelters. However, they overlook the reality that senior dogs are rather easy to care for. They prefer to slumber a lot, get along with other dogs, and have a milder disposition than most other canines.
They are also wiser animals, according to Greig. Visitors to his home would never guess that he had so many pets because they are usually silent and snuggled in their napping places. Greig intends to keep doing what he’s doing and acquire a new pet after his current one dies. He finds what he’s doing tremendously fulfilling, and it gives meaning to his daily life.
You can see some of our favorite photographs of Greig and his pack below, but he also publishes many photos of his pets’ everyday lives on his Instagram profile for his 800k followers, so be sure to check it out.