This little piggy lost his family but this loving dog decided to adopt him as one of his own
This little piggy lost his family but this loving dog decided to adopt him as one of his own.
Katjinga is a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, and Paulinchen is an absolutely adorable, pot-bellied two-week-old sow who lost her mother but was luckily adopted by Katjinga when she decided to adopt her. The dog did not hesitate to take care of Paulinchen, treating her as one of her own; she fell in love with this adorable little piggy at first sight and vowed to save her life.
Paulinchen and Katjinga snuggled together, showing that they don’t care about the difference in species; a very special bond formed between them. The girl even nursed the pig.
Adorable photos of the couple have gone viral on social media, capturing the attention of many. One of them shows Paulinchen trying to suckle her massive new mother.
The two creatures share a huge 20-acre pasture in Hoerstel, Germany. Roland Adam, 54, and his wife Edit, 44, are Katjinga’s adoptive parents.
Roland is a real estate developer who discovered the little sow absolutely weak and trying to survive after the rest of his family abandoned her one night after she was born.
“Wild pigs roam our property, and a sow gave birth to a litter of five young in our woods. I discovered Paulinchen on her own and she was quite chilly when I picked her up.”
Katjinga raised the little child as her own son.
“I was convinced that local foxes would have caught the pig that night, so I took it home and handed it over to Katjinga. I had just finished a litter that is now 10 months old, so I thought there was a chance I could take responsibility for caring for it.”
According to Roland:
“Katjinga is the most wonderful mother I can imagine. She fell in love with the little pig at first sight. She immediately started to clean him, as if he was one of her own puppies. She started producing milk again a few days later to nurse the sow. She clearly thought of it as her own child.