Thursday, September 24, 2009

Reason #777 why I love dogs

From the article - full story here.

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 saved her bacon.

Thanks for posting this on FB, Mrs. B!


Shelly said...

Love it!

Delphyne said...

Me, too - and they're both wrinkly in the same area!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

OMG it looks like her. I love this! Just saw some similar clips on World News about a show that will be on Animal Planet and will showcase these kinds of animal relationships including a lioness who adopted a baby gazelle ! Thanks for sharing!
Oh, and glad you fired the critic ;)

Delphyne said...

I'll have to look for that show, Mary. I love how animals can have such fabulous relationships given the opportunity. We humans have lots to learn from them!

Yeah, I'm glad to be rid of the censor, too! She's busy filing stuff now.