Hummingbird Takes Bath in Dog's Water Bowl Because It's the Perfect Size, Really

Posted by Allie Layos

This hummingbird thinks the dog water bowl is her own personal bathtub.

Most people feel lucky to catch a glimpse of a hummingbird once or twice a summer, but for Ed Gernon and his dog Rex, hummingbird interactions take place daily. That's because they live with a hummingbird, who is appropriately named "Hummer."

Gernon even shares their adventures with others through his YouTube channel called Life With Hummer, which depicts various scenes of everyday life with the bird: Hummer greeting him at the door, Hummer giving kisses, Hummer sleeping on his nose.

This June 2015 video was taken around the time Hummer was perfecting her flying skills. She developed a crush on Rex, and was always following him around.

"Wherever he was, she wanted to be close by," Gernon wrote in the video description. "She even started bathing in his water bowl, killing time while he ate before she'd start playing with him again."

It's hard to say who is more patient in this video: Hummer for waiting, or Rex for sharing his water. Maybe they both deserve a gold star for their amazing friendship.

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