This Little Pig Lost Her Family, But This Loving Dog Decided To Adopt Her As One Of Her Own
Katjinga, a Rhodesian Ridgeback breed dog, and Paulinchen, an absolutely lovely two-week-old young sow, found themselves in a heartwarming situation. Paulinchen had tragically lost her mother, but fortunately, Katjinga stepped in and decided to adopt her. Without hesitation, the dog took on the responsibility of caring for Paulinchen as if she were one of her own. It was love at first sight for Katjinga, and she was determined to save the piglet’s life.
Together, Paulinchen and Katjinga have formed a unique and special bond, showing no concern for their difference in species. They have snuggled up closely, and Katjinga has even nursed the piglet, showcasing her unwavering dedication.
The heartwarming photos of this unlikely duo have taken the internet by storm, garnering viral attention on various social media platforms. One particularly adorable image depicts Paulinchen attempting to suckle from her much larger adoptive mother, Katjinga.
These two charming animals now reside in a vast 20-acre pasture located in Hoerstel, Germany. Roland Adam, 54, and his wife Edit, 44, serve as the caring adoptive parents of Katjinga, providing a loving home for both her and Paulinchen.
Roland, a real estate developer, stumbled upon the tiny and vulnerable piglet, Paulinchen, in a state of weakness, desperately trying to survive after being abandoned by the rest of her family soon after her birth.
Explaining the situation, Roland shared, “We have wild pigs roaming our property, and one night, a sow gave birth to a litter of five in our woodland. It was then that I discovered Paulinchen all by herself, feeling cold and helpless.”
In a heartwarming turn of events, Katjinga stepped in and took on the role of raising the little piglet as if she were her own.
Determined to give the abandoned piglet a fighting chance, Roland took action. Concerned that local foxes might have posed a threat to Paulinchen, he decided to bring her home and entrust her to the care of Katjinga. Roland’s confidence stemmed from his recent experience in raising a litter of puppies that had now reached 10 months of age. He believed that he and Katjinga could handle the responsibility of nurturing and caring for the little piglet.
Roland expressed his admiration for Katjinga’s extraordinary motherly instincts, stating, “Katjinga is the most amazing mother one could ever imagine. She immediately fell in love with the tiny piglet. From the moment they met, she began cleaning and caring for Paulinchen as if she were one of her own puppies. A few days later, Katjinga even started producing milk again, displaying her deep affection by breastfeeding the little sow. It was evident that she considered Paulinchen to be her own cherished child.”