Two friends Peggy and Molly live in Queensland, Australia. Nothing surprising, right? But there is one “but”, Peggy is a Staffordshire Terrier, and Molly is a wild magpie. Their tender friendship conquered the net.
The owners, Juliet and Reece, posted a video of their pets on TikTok. The video collected almost three million views, in a matter of days it was shared by users.
A starved, battered chick was found last fall by Julie and Peggy while walking. According to the woman, her young staff is usually afraid of lively birds, but here, the dog itself pulled the mistress to the bird. Surprisingly, there were no anxious parents or a magpie nest nearby.
Juliet brought the magpie home. The couple feared for a week that the foundling would never get out. The chick slept all the time and ate almost nothing. The dog at the same time, inseparably sat nearby.
only the strength returned to the bird, it was given a name and the opportunity to fly away. The couple deliberately left the windows open and regularly carried Molly outside. But the magpie was in no hurry to leave the hospitable house. Peggy was so imbued with the patronage of the chick that at some point she decided to adopt her. She even started lactating. The young magpie, without a shadow of a doubt, began to adopt dog habits from the “mother”. Now Peggy wears a shirt to protect herself from a hungry “daughter” and Molly barks at the neighbor's dogs.
By the way, this habit of hers misled the owners for a long time. They specially taught the pet not to bark unnecessarily, and every time they were upset when they heard empty nonsense. Everything became clear when they, along with Peggy, were on the street, and barking was heard in the house.
Rice and Juliet do not give up hope of releasing Molly to their relatives, they would like her to make a nest for herself nearby. Well, Molly seems to be quite satisfied with the current family, she has no plans to change her life yet.