From animal rescue to living with a pig and a french bulldog

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Pickles the pig, Dill the dog, and mama Maddie are just too cute. Get to know this fun, furry family on Instagram.

Two rescued pigs, an adorable dog, and an animal loving mama. Life with Pickles and Dill is cute and sometimes complicated. In fact, that's exactly how this ABC7 Insider story started.

Maddie Johnson was checking Facebook when she found a 2lb. piglet on a flooded farm in need of rescue. She only had 24 hours to act. Maddie jumped into action and picked up the pig who would become her beloved furry friend, Pickles. Pickles immediately became part of Maddie's family. They did all sorts of things together like surfing, painting, and, even travel. On one of their trips, Pickles ended up in a predicament. They didn't know it at the time, but there was rat poison where they were staying. Pickles found it and ate it (he is a pig after all). What happened next was not only an emergency but the beginning of an unlikely and inspiring friendship between Pickles, the pig who saved him named Tickles, and Dill, a wily French Bulldog.

This story is so cute it couldn't be contained on Instagram alone. Maddie Johnson turned it into a children's book called, "How Tickles Saved Pickles." Watch Maddie tell the whole story here and follow @livingwithpickles for your daily dose of cute.
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