Red Light Piglets and Dog

By: danitacahill

Mar 04 2012

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Category: Animals, Farm, Pets, Photography, Photojournalism, Portrait photography, Rural Photography


Focal Length:133mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This is Daisy the dog and “her” piglets.

The pigs were under the heat lamp, which is what adds the interesting, sort of surreal color to this shot. Daisy, the Border collie/heeler cross wasn’t looking at the piglets as dinner. Instead, she was gently herding them.

I captured this scene at Triangle J Farm in Albany, Oregon. I’ve featured several shots from the farm in the past couple of weeks.

“Farmer Julie” as my boys call her, said when piglets are born on the farm, if Daisy is given the chance, she will gather the piglets together and lie down on her side as if to nurse them.

Funniest part about this is that Daisy is only one-year-old and spayed – she has never been a mother.

Maternal instinct can be a powerful thing.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


2 comments on “Red Light Piglets and Dog”

  1. I remember those days… with great fondness. I miss my piggies!

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