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Man Saves Dog; Dog Saves Hummingbird


Inspiring – Story of a man who rescued a dog no one else would take.  The dog proceeds to rescue a hummingbird thought to be dead….and the little bird thrives making Ed Gernon feeling as if he had been rescued.

“He was dangerous,” said Gernon of Rex, his shepherd-mix. “He was an animal that had learned to live on the streets and to survive on his own hunting ability.” Before he entered Gernon’s home Rex was aggressive to other dogs and to cats. Who knew how he could love a tiny bird?

One day Rex found a young dying hummingbird. Gernon said he thought the bird, covered in ants and without feathers, was dead. His dog wouldn’t move from the bird.

Gernon took the bird in and somehow nursed Hummer back to health. Today Hummer flies freely around the house, and even given opportunities to leave – clearly doesn’t want to go. And Hummer and Rex are best pals.

Hummer’s become quite the celebrity with his own YouTube page.


(Thanking Dr. Alice Villalobos for notifying me about this story)

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