Piglet and Rhodesian Ridgeback
One cold night in 2009, Roland Adam of Hoerstel, Germany, discovered a pair of recently born pigs on his 20-acre property. One had already died of exposure and the other was a squirming handful of pinkish skin, chilled to the core, barely alive. Sure that the surviving baby would die from cold or hunger, or would be snatched by foxes before morning, Roland tucked it under his sweater and brought it to the house he shared with Katjinga the Rhodesian ridgeback. The piglet became little Paulinchen, and Roland decided to hand her off to his dog, who had recently weaned her own litter of pups. It was a good move. Katjinga gave the piglet the soft-puppy treatment, keeping her clean and warm. A few days later, with pig and hound getting along like mother and son, Roland discovered Paulinchen’s birth mother with the rest of her litter, all healthy. He thanked Katjinga for her service and returned the lost baby to the pig family, which eagerly accepted her.