A pig and his five-dog posse

Given the many historic records for dreadfulness that 2017 handily destroyed, let's try and find some a tiny moment of joy upon which to end the year, shall we?

So: Behold Chowder, a 6-year-old Vietnamese potbellied pig. He lives with five rescue dogs, all of whom are apparently fast friends. There are several shots of this crew hanging out at at My Modern Met, and if you need a steady stream of such imagery to survive whatever horrors 2018 is nursing its in cradle, there's an Instagram feed for these animals at @piggypoo_and_crew.

Images used with permission of @piggypoo_and_crew