The Heartwarming Bond Between a Piglet and a German Shepherd

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

Sophie the piglet was born the runt of her litter and was struggling to survive at Wild Moon Organics farm when suddenly an unlikely surrogate began looking after her.

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

Richard Quiring wrote on the farm’s Facebook page that Sophie was just 1 week old and was not making it. His son decided he was going to try and help Sophie survive and began nursing her back to health with a milk replacement. It was then that she met Duke the German Shepherd and the two developed a special bond.

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

Before long, the pair were eating out of the same food bowl and sharing a kennel at bedtime.

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

Duke and Sophie have a father-daughter like connection, Richard told Castanet.

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

Sophie follows him everywhere.

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

And Duke lets the piglet crawl all over him.

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

Richard said that Duke may regret that in the future when the piglet grows bigger. Sophie could grow up to 400 pounds!

Duke the German Shepherd with Sophie the pig

The family intends to keep Sophie as part of the family and will take care of her own piglets in the future!

duke and sophie

Source: DogHeirs

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