'She has a total crush on him': Adorable hummingbird refuses to leave the side of Rex, the dog that rescued her from the bottom of a tree
- Rex, a rescue dog, found the Hummingbird close to death on a walk
- The dog's owner, Ed Gernon, nursed the bird back to health
- Rex and 'Hummer', as she is now know, are inseparable
Up until last year, Rex was a dangerous, feral dog.
After he was rescued by California man Ed Gernon, Rex calmed down and settled into domestic life.
So settled did he become, Rex even rescued an animal himself - a hummingbird that had fallen from a tree and was close to death near Gernon's home in Whittier.
Now the two are inseparable, mostly because 'Hummer', as she is known, refuses to leave Rex's side, even going as far as to share a water bowl with him.
'It was this little creature,' Gernon told CBS LA, adding that he believed the bird was dead because it was covered in ants.
'This fragile creature that the whole world wanted to kill and (Rex) was trying to protect her, so I thought I'd go the distance.'
Gernon nursed Hummer back to health, hand-feeding her a sugar syrup he made, and now she is an important part of the household.
'Wherever he was, she wanted to be close by,' Gernon wrote on a YouTube video of the two.
'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.'
However, all good things must end, and Gernon is aware that Hummer will not be with them for too much longer.
'It's time for her to start mating and I keep leaving the doors and windows open thinking she'll leave,' he told CBS.
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