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A bird’s best friend
5th December 2018

By Robert Ellis

A friendship has developed between a whippet, called Boo, and a magpie, called Mike.

The bond between bird and dog is believed to have formed after Mike was found floundering on his own at about two weeks old.

Boo’s owner, Steve Rostron, 44, said Mike may have fallen out of his nest from a tree before his pet found him while on an evening walk in Sabden, Lancashire.

The magpie was taken home and nursed back to health and upon being released back into the wild, Mike stayed with Boo. Steve’s partner, Janine MacLean, 49, said Mike was now a permanent member of the family.

“He refused to leave and now, even when he does go for a fly wherever he wants, he always returns to the house.”