This Unlikely Friendship Between a Magpie and a Whippet Will Melt Your

A dog and a magpie formed a beautiful friendship, proving once again that love knows no boundaries.


Best friends share everything, and Mike and Boo are no exception. They love nothing better than to dine with each other, walk around the neighborhood together, or take a nap in the same bed after a long day. The only unusual thing about their friendship is that Mike is a magpie, and Boo is a whippet.

The unlikely duo of friends met each other only four months ago, but, since then, their bond became unbreakable. Boo was taking a walk with their dad, when they found Mike, still a 2-week old baby bird, behind a telephone junction box. The curious whippet was the one who first noticed him, actually, and the sniffing alerted his owner, Steve Rostron, to the magpie’s presence.


Steve believes that Mike fell out from a nearby nest and that he wouldn’t survive without his help. He and Boo scooped the baby bird up and took him home, where they nursed him back to good health with help of Steve’s partner, Janine MacLean.


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— Magpie Mike (@MagpieMike3) September 21, 2018


Once Mike the magpie recuperated and gathered his strengths, the couple tried to release him back into the wild. But Mike refused to be parted with his new best friend- the five year old whippet Boo. Now, months later, the charming magpie seems to be the head of the household, wining over everybody with its silly antics and adorable behavior! He even has a hilarious habit of sneaking out to a local pub to steal sips of beer from unsuspecting patrons.


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— Magpie Mike (@MagpieMike3) September 21, 2018


Mike sleeps and eats with Boo, but he’s free to roam about the neighborhood whenever he pleases. And, even though he has the freedom to leave and live in the wild, this sweet magpie always chooses to come back home to his loyal canine friend.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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