Molly the magpie and Peggy the dog are a ‘real-life Winnie the Pooh and Piglet story’

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You say a dog is man’s best friend, but how many canines do you know that a magpie consider their mate?

Important points:

  • Peggy the dog and Molly the magpie have formed an extraordinary bond
  • Animals Instagram account is followed by thousands of people from all over the world
  • The couple who saved the bird hope that one day it will find a partner and leave the “nest”.

Peggy the English Staffy and Molly, the “human mother” of Maggie Juliette Wells, believe the couple’s unlikely bond is as rare as a Maggie’s teeth.

Ms. Wells rescued Molly from a dog park near her home in Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast about 12 months ago.

She and her partner Reece Mortensen were walking Peggy when they saw a baby bird alone on the ground.

After trying unsuccessfully to reunite the magpie with its parents, the two brought the bird home and nursed it back to health.

Best Friends Forever: Molly and Peggy love to sit outside. (

Delivered: Juliette Wells


Ms. Wells said when Molly first rushed into her life, Peggy was a little unsure of the feathered visitor to her home but later began producing milk for the baby bird that kept it alive.

A dog sleeps with a magpie on its back Molly and Peggy love to take naps together. (

Delivered: Juliette Wells


“Her favorite thing to do is sunbathe. Peggy just loves it and Molly just opens her wings and they lie together,” she said.

“They play ball together, they both love toys and really just hang out, cuddle together.”

Since then, Peggy has had a litter of puppies who have also made friends with the rescued bird.

A man and a woman are sitting with a dog and puppy Reece and Juliette hold Peggy’s new litter. (

Delivered: Juliette Wells


“They went viral”

With more than 44,000 Instagram followers, Peggy and Molly won the hearts of fans from Brazil with their “Winnie the Pooh and Piglet story” by Ms. Wells.

“Your relationship is certainly unique. It started about a year ago when we brought this abandoned magpie home and nursed it back to health.

“They became best friends, they really are,” she said.

A dog is sitting with a bird on its back Ms. Wells says Molly is a “free bird” but she keeps coming back to be with Peggy. (

Delivered: Juliette Wells


“When Peggy got the pups, we were really worried about what was going to happen to their relationship, but it feels like they’ve gotten so much closer. They are still best friends. Molly keeps an eye on the puppies, it’s just beautiful. “

Videos of animals playing, sleeping, and chilling together have gone viral – with new followers flocking to the site during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A dog sleeps with a magpie Peggy started producing milk for Molly when she was first rescued. (

Delivered: Juliette Wells


“In these times, especially in Melbourne and Sydney where they have been banned for some time, people are looking for something positive,” Ms. Wells said.

“I take beautiful photos and film our daily lives and hope that we can help people’s mental health and make them understand that there is more to life than what is going on … and that is what you focus on . “

A smiling man, a woman in a pink shirt sit with a magpie and a blue stick dog Reece, Juliette, Peggy and Molly at home on the Gold Coast. (

Delivered: Juliette Wells


As for Molly’s future, Ms. Wells says she’s a free magpie who can fly away whenever she wants.

Molly is a wild bird

“We have never locked Molly up before. We’re lucky where we live, we do it in the bush. She will fly whenever she wants and birds will come and play with her.

“We would love to see her live here forever, but we also want her to have her own family.

“She’s a wild bird, she has her own needs. It would be great if she met someone and had babies, brought her back here, and we had an even bigger family.”