They say dogs are man’s best friend, but in the case of one pitbull, the feeling isn’t mutual—because this dog’s best friend is a chicken.
Mandy Castillo doesn’t know much about her dog Bill’s life as a puppy. “We adopted him just over a year ago. The shelter guessed he was about 10 months old. He is a wild boy.”
On one occasion, she recalls that Bill managed to get into the back of her husband’s work truck where he chewed up the latest in a long line of gloves.
Knowing he was in trouble, Bill went into hiding. But Castillo and her husband soon found him cozied up in the chicken coop with his best buddy, Tina.
As Castillo explains, Tina, who is their only chicken, loves to “hang out with the dogs” and they are “absolutely friends.” She said: “We’ve caught them laying together out in the sun and she hangs right outside the sliding door if the dogs are inside waiting for them to come out and play.”
The blossoming friendship between the pair has been showcased in a series of videos shared to Castillo’s TikTok account that have quickly gained traction among animal lovers.
WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW:
@mandycasti11o Bill what the heck? #dog #chicken #pitbull #friends #funny #dogs #dogsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Jordan Faeh
@mandycasti11o Replying to @leti.just.leti 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ #dog #pitbull #rescuedogs #bill #tina #chicken ♬ original sound – Mandy
While Tina undoubtedly plays her part, Castillo puts some of their affinity for each other down to Bill’s naturally sociable nature. “He loves everyone! We have two other dogs and he’s always cuddling with Monica, our other big dog,” she said. “It’s so funny to see them playing together and the chicken just running after them.”
When he’s not busy hanging out with Tina or causing chaos with the other dogs, Bill also loves to play with Castillo and her kids.
“He loves to run, jump, play with all his toys and my kids,” she said. “Sometimes I take him hiking and he also loves to run free at our cabin! We also go camping.”
But when he’s back home, there’s no one he’d rather hang with than his old buddy Tina.