Rusty's owner, Jurgita Peciulaityte, was at home in her woodworking shop last week when she heard the 2-year-old boxer calling out to her from their garden. It wasn't a boisterous sort of bark, says Peciulaityte; it sounded more curious than threatening. So, she decided to step outside to investigate. Rusty didn't budge.
"That's when I realized he'd found this baby bird," Peciulaityte told The Dodo. "He must have fallen out of a tree, so I picked the him up and right away he opened his mouth, expecting me to feed him."
That's how they came to meet Birdie.