When Ashley Stewart and his family rescued a baby kangaroo they named Dusty two years ago they didn’t expect they would be welcoming a third “dog” into their lives.
Dusty’s mother was hit and killed in a road accident. Knowing the orphaned joey would not survive, they brought him home to their farm in Wittenoom Hills in Western Australia.
The kangaroo survived and bonded with the family’s two dogs, Rosie the Collie and Lilly the Golden Retriever. The dogs and Dusty all get along super well and the trio play together and sleep together.
Dusty loves hanging out with the dogs so much that the family had to buy Dusty a third dog bed because the ‘roo would steal one of the dogs’.
Ashley said that Lilly is particularly fond of the kangaroo and that Dusty loves her like his mother.
“He thinks Lilly is his mum, he’s always grooming her, they’re always together and if Lilly goes out of the yard he pines for her and sort of hops up and down the fence until he’s let out to go with her.”