A mother’s love is unconditional.
No matter what happens in life, a mother will always go above and beyond for the well-being of her young. Unfortunately, there are situations in which a mother does not take her role as seriously as she should, leaving her young to fend for themselves.
If they are abandoned at a young enough age, they often won’t survive. A mother’s job is to teach her young the ropes of life and to nurse them until they are old enough to find their own food. Without her assistance, they are rendered helpless and their chance of surviving drops drastically.
This little piglet knows this unfortunate situation all too well. Her mother had abandoned her and left her to fend for herself. She was so teeny and helpless that she was on the verge of death when she was found. Who found her, though, was the most surprising part of all.
After a loving family found her, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback dog named Katjinga came straight to her rescue. Katjinga fell in love with the helpless little piglet instantly. Katjinga was a mother herself, so it only came naturally for her to treat this little orphaned piglet as her own.
The piglet, now named Paulichen, never thought anything strange about her new mother figure. Since she hadn’t experienced love from a mother, she welcomed Katjina’s affection with open arms.
Not long after the two were introduced, Katjina began lactating. This was a sign to her owners that she had truly accepted Paulichen as her very own child. Now, Paulichen is flourishing and growing in an environment full of love and affection.
She now has love from a mother and never has had to spend another moment alone. We can all learn a lot from this special bond. If only more humans were like this with one another, the world would surely be a better place.