A giant farm dog and a tiny piglet cuddle up as if they were family after the baby runt was dismissed by its own mother. Surrogate mum Katjinga, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, took on motherly duties for grunter Paulinchen – a tiny pot-bellied pig – and seems to be taking the adoption in her stride. Lonely Paulinchen was luckily discovered moments from death and placed in the care of the dog who gladly accepted it as one of her own. Thankfully for the two-week old mini porker, Katjinga fell in love with her at first sight and adopted her.

The weak and struggling piglet was rescued after she was abandoned by the rest of her family one evening after she was born. He said: “The pigs run wild on our land and the sow had given birth to a litter of five in our forest. I found Paulinchen all alone and when I lifted her up she was really cold.

I felt sure some local foxes would have taken the little pig that very night so I took it into my house and gave her to Katjinga. “She had just finished with a litter of her own, who are now 10 months, so I thought there was a chance she might take on the duties of looking after her. “Katjinga is the best mother you can imagine. She immediately fell in love with the piggy. Straight away she started to clean it like it was one of her own puppies. Days later she started lactating again and giving milk for the piggy. She obviously regards it now as her own baby.”

via David Wilson- SOURCE

Responses to "Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Adopts Tiny Pot-Bellied Piglet"

  1. precious! love conquers all!

  2. Anonymous says:

    people could learn a lesson from this wonderful animal!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dogs are so loving!!

  4. notyet4u3 says:

    we could learn a few things from God's creations no matter what they look like they always love each other

  5. Anonymous says:

    This just shows why dogs are God spelled backwards. AND man's best friend. Who else could love so unconditionally...

  6. Anonymous says:

    That tiny pig is one of the sweetest and most helpless little things I've ever seen. That lovely dogs maternal feelings must have recognised it's vulnerability. If only all humans would care for the weak and vulnerable like that..........

  7. Anonymous says:

    Way to go mama. I have seen this diet of thing on the farm dogs/pics, cats/dogs. Animals can teach us some things!

  8. Fili says:

    That is so sweet to see. That is a good mama..

  9. Anonymous says:

    Humans take notice. What does it say about some people. Why can't people love this way.

  10. Unknown says:

    That is the sweetiest thing. If only people could be like that. This really touches me.

  11. Unknown says:

    That is the sweetiest thing. If only people could be like that. This really touches me.

  12. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful mamma & baby <3

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