A unique friendship has developed between a three-month old pig named Piglet and a two-year old terrier named Alfie. Piglet has become so bonded to Alfie that she has traded her life as a pig in for life as a dog.
Nick Lawler is the owner of Winder Hall, a country home in northern England. Back in June a litter of 11 piglets was born at Winder Hall. The runt of the litter, Piglet, escaped from her pen she shared with her 10 siblings by tunneling under the barbed-wire. She has been following Alfie, Lawler’s two-year-old terrier, around ever since.
Piglet shows no desire to return to her life as a pig with her siblings, instead forming a tight bond with Alfie and acting like a dog. “She really does think she’s a dog and I think it’s been love at first sight for both of them,” said Lawler.
Lawler says he has never seen a pig and a dog develop a relationship like theirs, “Normally a pig is really guarded around a dog but both seem at ease in each other’s company.” Piglet likes to sleep with Alfie in his kennel and even prefers to eat out of a dog bowl. The two best friends spend their days sniffing and running around the fields like most dogs.