Just about every kind of dog can turn out to be a great companion for a child, but there are some breeds that are particularly known for their love of children. Beagles and boxers are good for little kids who love to romp and play, dachshunds are great for gentle, older kids, while Labrador retrievers and Saint Bernards adore having children of all ages to play with and protect.
It is not hard to argue that we live in a youth-centric culture, one in which young age and beauty are almost synonymous. And that obsession does not end with humans. Puppies and kittens melt hearts; images and videos of baby animals flood the Internet. But rarely does an image of an animal in old age, can ignite the same interest and adoration. And now something totally different, here are photos of animals at time when they rarely attract much admiration or media attention — in their twilight years.
Who says the French can’t be friendly folk!?
Six darling little piglets have found a new surrogate mom in a sweet-natured, maternal eight-year old French bulldog named Baby. The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin told MSNBC that Baby took straight to the 3-day old wild boar piglets when they were brought in last Saturday, shivering from cold. According to sanctuary workers, Baby ran over and started snuggling the furry little striped piggies to keep them warm as soon as they were brought in, even though they’re nearly her size!
According to MSNBC, Baby has remained by their side, making sure they’re OK, almost as if they are her own babies. Apparently it isn’t the first time Baby has taken to new guests at the sanctuary — she’s also raised raccoons, cats and many other animals.
These little piggies went wee, wee, wee – but they can’t go home
The piglets’ own mother was likely killed by a hunter and the litter of three males and three females was found abandoned in a forest. They are being bottle fed and likely will not be released into the wild because they have no fear of humans, but it should be possible to set them free in a nature reserve once they can feed themselves.