A piglet's best friend: Animal forms unbreakable bond with boxer dog after being orphaned at one day oldBy Paul Milligan
This is the picture that proves a dog really is for life, as Susie the pug dog and Tabitha the piglet cuddle and play as best friends do.
The pair became unlikely pals when Susie’s owner rescued the piglet when she was found abandoned at the side of the road, just days old.
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An unlikely pair: Susie the pug dog and Tabitha the piglet have become best of friends
BFF: The pair struck up the unlikely friendship three weeks ago - and are now inseparable
However in just a few months, she’s grown to almost the same size as her adoptive mum.
Susie's owner Wendy Valentine rescued five-week-old Tabitha after she was discovered on the side of the road, at just a few hours old
Saved: Susie's owner believes Tabitha the piglet either escaped from a local pig farm - or may have fallen through the slats on a lorry as her mother gave birth on the way to the slaughterhouse
'Someone brought Tabitha to us just days before Christmas after finding her at the side of the road.
Five-year-old Susie has given Tabitha plenty of TLC and helped nurse the piglet back to full health
Come here you: Susie gives her friend an affectionate pat on the head
'We had to feed her by hand, and I brought her into the house with me so I could keep an eye on her. But Susie immediately took an interest in her, and wouldn’t stay away from the basket she was in.
'I let them play together and it was obvious Tabitha saw Susie as a mother figure. They would nuzzle up together - they didn’t leave each other’s side.
Roll over and play dead: The two unlikely friends enjoy a spot of playtime
Susie's owner Wendy Valentine runs Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, Norfolk, where Tabitha and her new friend can enjoy messing about
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