One day, GiGi, an adorable owl, was brought to the Wild at Heart Rescue in Mississippi while she was on her last legs.
The unfortunate thing was all alone when she suffered dangerous head trauma after being hit by a car.
“The fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension,” Missy Dubuisson, the rescue’s founder, said.
She had a great shock, her body was full of parasites and she had a condition called aspergillosis, which is similar to pneumonia in humans.
She was in so poor condition that during the course of her treatment, she lost a whole pound of weight, which is around 20-50% of her overall weight.
The owl was so thankful to her savior Doug that she couldn’t stop cuddling him when he came back from a trip
Douglas “Doug” Pojeky, also known as the “birds of prey whisperer,” would have been the best person to look after Gigi. If it hadn’t been for Doug, there’s a good chance that recovery would not have been possible.
Watch Doug the bird whisperer carefully feeding the injured GiGi:
“They absolutely know him and trust him. It’s the trust that you see in her face”
“I have never seen anyone with such a bond with these magnificent birds in all my years of interacting with birds of prey,” Dubuisson said. GiGi had full faith in Doug.
GiGi couldn’t hide her joy when Doug returned from a trip to see his family. She began to dance and couldn’t take her hands off him.
“Watching him play with these birds actually brings tears to my eyes,” Dubuisson said.
“They are fully familiar with him and have complete faith in him. It’s the look of confidence on her face.”