A video being passed around the Internet reveals a unique pair of BFFs, a dog and bird. It shows how the two creatures get along, and even seem to enjoy playing together, despite their huge difference in size and strength.
While most people consider Magpies to be a rather common bird, and perhaps even a nuisance, they’re actually quite curious and intelligent – and, in extenuating circumstances, some have even been successfully adopted as pets. Bonnie Thomson, from Australia, is the proud owner of the Magpie she named Sqwark, and her dog, Whiskey.
You might not think that a dog and a normally wild bird would, or even could, possibly be friends, but this pair doesn’t seem to think that there is anything remotely unusual about their friendship. Magpies do have a tendency to get attached to people they like – as a Magpie named Penguin, also in Australia, nursed back to health after falling from a tree at just three weeks old, was allowed to fly free, but still returned often to spent time with the family who saved her – even playing catch and waiting for the kids to come home from school.
But Sqwark may be the first to have a canine best friend.
The video also poses the question that if these two completely different creatures can be friends, why can us humans set us all preconceived notions and stereotypes when it comes to making friends with others? It’s clear that this pair has managed to do just that!