A magpie named Penguin, that was rescued and nursed by a family from Newport, has now become a lifelong friend of the Blooms. She plays with the family daily and also seeks refuge at the residence of Blooms during harsh weather conditions.
The magpie was spotted by the Blooms in 2013, when she was lying on the ground. The daughter Noah, who was aged 11, along with her parents Cameron and Sam, nursed the magpie back to health. Once it was cured, the family let Penguin go, but it continued to visit their place often.
Each day, the magpie sees off the children when they leave for school and also welcomes them when they are back. She expresses her affection towards the family members by flapping its wings and wagging its tail.