UPDATED Pics and Story: Dachshund Acts As Mom To Baby Piglet

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I just received an update on the story I posted earlier this week: Dachshund Acts As Mom To Baby Piglet. We have word that little Pink the premature piglet is now 3 weeks old and doing well.

Update: Pink and Tink’s handler, Johanna has written a wonderful children’s book about Pink the Piglet and Tink the Mommy Dachshund click the image below to see more information:

Here’s the story I received by email this morning:

“He (Pink) was born premature to one of my sows. She had 12 babies and he was the only one born with his eyes sealed shut. Piglets normally are born with their eyes open and they are ready to nurse within a few minutes. Pink was so tiny and he didn’t have any suck reflex. We were in the barn almost the entire night and we just kept him under the heat lamp/head mat. We didn’t think he would live, but he did! Before we went to the house, my husband tried again to get him to nurse. He squeezed some milk into his mouth and got some colostrum into him. I took him to the house to see if Tink would nurse him. She had only had 1 puppy a few days before and she was also fostering 2 other puppies from my other litter. My other doxie had a total of 7 pups (her first litter) and I was afraid it would be too hard on her. I gave Tink 2 of her pups and she was so happy to have more puppies. She was even happier when I gave her the pig to nurse.

She licked him all over and let him nurse. Pink took right to Tink and nursed on her. That’s the story behind the pictures.”

More adorable images of Pink the Piglet and Tink the Dachshund mother:

Pink on Valentine’s Day


Pink the Piglet on shoulder

Pink at 2 Weeks


Pink the Piglet


Pink the piglet with the litter


Pink the piglet on top of the litter


Pink the piglet and puppy head to head


Pink the Piglet with family

If you haven’t already read the first article about Pink and Tink then go to the following link and check out the adorable images and heartwarming story: Dachshund Acts As Mom To Baby Piglet.

I hope you enjoyed the updated pictures and story of Pink the piglet and Tink the mommy Dachshund. Thank you to Momma J for keeping us updated. If I hear any news on Pink and Tink I’ll be sure to keep you updated here on the Puppy In Training blog.

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  1. Does anybody have a male dachshund so my female dachshund can have babies? We have been looking for a boyfriend/husband for a long time and no sucess. If you do it you will get payed or you get one baby dachshund. If you want a baby dachshund or get payed to make my dachshund have babies you have to call this number : (714) 331-6800

  2. @Walker, I heard back from Pinks handler and Pink weighs a little over 100 pounds. She saw Pink’s siblings at the local fair on August 8th and they weighed in the 230 – 275 pound range.

    She also says that Pink is doing great. He’s short, fat, and sweet. He loves to eat marshmellows and to be scratched.

  3. i know what you mean about doxies..ive got 6 minis,a german shepard,and a 175 pound saint banard. recently we were adopted by 4 racoon newborns..they are being feed by bottle right now but our doxies do the natural mom thing with them to help them clean up after a messy supper. they all get along, but when the doxies detect trouble at our door..the saint is there to make sure all rules are obayed and strangers outa hand will set at a list to one side..thanks for your pics

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