Once Aggressive Stray Dog Saves a Hummingbird & Now They’re Best Friends

“So strange, but amazing. I rescue this dog. He rescues the bird. The bird rescues all of us in a weird sense and it’s just a miracle.”


 

 

Before Rex was adopted, he was a very aggressive stray dog known for killing cats and getting into frays with other dogs.  But when he found a near-dead hummingbird, he refused to leave its side until his dad did something about it.  Now the two are inseparable.

“He was dangerous,” Ed Gernon of Whittier, California told CBS News. “He was an animal that had learned to live on the streets and to survive on his own hunting ability, I guess.”

 

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So it came as a huge surprise to see Rex behaving so tenderly towards the tiny creature.

“He suddenly stopped and he would not move,” Ed explained. “I mean it’s tiny and it’s dead as far as I’m concerned. It’s covered in ants. It’s got no feathers.”

 

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But Rex knew better.  The wee thing was still alive, and at Rex’s insistence, Ed brought her home.  He called her Hummer, and nursed her back to good health.  It’s been a year since her rescue, and even though she is free to the wild, she refuses leave Rex’s side.

“Wherever he was, she wanted to be close by,” Ed wrote on YouTube. “She even started bathing in his water bowl, killing time while he ate before she’d start playing with him again. So strange, but amazing. I rescue this dog. He rescues the bird. The bird rescues all of us in a weird sense and it’s just a miracle.”

 

 

37 thoughts on “Once Aggressive Stray Dog Saves a Hummingbird & Now They’re Best Friends

  1. Of course “stray” dogs can be aggressive. Gotta be tough to survive on the streets. Stray people can be aggressive as well. Every dog should have a good home. I wish people would bring them in and give them a chance. This is a great story.

  2. There’s a reason he’s aggressive dogs aren’t born aggressive. Most likely a human caused all this, him being aggressive and being a stray. If you were a stray dog and had to watch over your shoulder and fin for yourself you would be that way to. It’s sad for people to just say oh he’s aggressive and leave him alone he didn’t just get that way.

  3. Hercules was attacked by coyotes Saturday night (4/23/16) and is fighting for his life. He’s in critical condition and is currently at Cascade veterinarian hospital in Wartrace Tn. He was given a very slim chance to survive but against all odds has managed to stay alive. His progress is very slow and will need months to recover and extensive veterinarian care. Please help share this and save our Hercules. , https://www.gofundme.com/2dg39s5g

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