You are never given the dog you want, but the dog you need.

Motherly Love

Welcome back, Tuesday readers! If you’re new to my blog, I’ll fill you in on what happens around here on Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, I find and research a few stories that have come up in the news, usually in the last week or so, and I share them with you guys. Now that you all know the drill, let’s begin!

For today, we have a story that is from the other side of the globe. From an animal sanctuary that is just outside of Berlin to be exact. At the Lehnitz Animal Sanctuary, a group of six wild boar piglets that were barely three days old appeared on the doorstep. Shivering from cold and hunger, the piglets were brought inside where they were immediately loved on by Baby, the resident 8 year old French Bulldog.

Unfortunately, because they have already bonded to humans and have no fear of them, this little group will not be released into the wild once they are of age. However, their caretakers are hoping that they will be able to live safely within a nature reserve.

It seems that Baby has a knack for playing mother to unusual guests. Not only has she showed her maternal instincts to these little boars, she has also taken raccoons, cats, and many others under her wing as well.

While no one knows exactly what happened to the mother, the main assumption seems to be that she either abandoned them for some reason, or was most likely killed by a hunter. Luckily for her babies, they are being well cared for in her absence thanks to one loving French Bulldog!

If you would like to see the video on Baby welcoming her new charges into the sanctuary, click here! It’s pretty cute if I may say so myself!

That’s all I’ve got for you guys today, so I hope you liked the story! If you would like to read the article itself, click here.

Aren't these just the cutest little guys?


3 responses

  1. Oh my word, but those wild boar piglets are cute! Sweet story. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Anastasia. I will definitely be following yours in future (already in my google-reader 🙂 ) Nice to meet a fellow animal-lover and writer.

    February 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    • Thanks Maggie! I’m glad you stopped by and took a minute to enjoy my blog 🙂

      February 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  2. Cowboy

    The mothering instinct of dogs is strong even though they don’t smell the same !

    February 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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