When rescue dog Rex found a hummingbird at the bottom of a tree covered with ants, he protected her until his owner arrived.
Everyone needs rescuing now and then and Rex was no exception. After his owner Ed Gernon brought him home is was still up-in-the-air as to how he would behave and whether he would ever stop his ill behavior.
You see Rex was aggressive and would sometimes kill other animals. All that changed when Rex discovered a hummingbird at the base of a tree and seemingly dead. After that a decided change came over the rescue dog and his life began again.
The result is this charming video of a dog and his best friend 'Hummer' the rescued hummingbird.
Gernon told CBS LA that "it was this little creature" that was the reason. Gernon himself nursed the diminutive bird back to health in part with a homemade mixture of sugar and syrup.
Although the two are inseparable Gernon knows that 'Hummer' won't be around forever saying "It's time for her to start mating and I keep leaving the doors and windows open thinking she'll leave"
Cheers to Rex and his owner for saving the smallest of creatures and also having the heart to share the extraordinary experience with the rest of us!