Meet Thorin, a German shepherd dog. He may be a big dog, but he’s incredibly gentle. When he was confronted with some newborn quails, he just wanted to love and protect them.
It’s funny how dogs and birds get along so well. Young birds tend to imprint on the first species they see after they are born, and so many times they’ll believe that the dog is their mother.
Thorin takes full responsibility to make sure they are safe. He lets the tiny little chicks snuggle up next to him and keeps them all together and safe.
Once these tiny little quail hatched, they were about the size of Thorin’s thumb. The dog’s owner set the baby quails on a rug next to the dog. The quail were happily exploring their new world.
It’s so cute watching Thorin in action. He makes sure nobody gets lost, by nudging them back into the group with his nose and his paws.
The quails seem to be totally comfortable with this gentle giant of a dog, and try to climb under Thorin’s arm to stay warm. Thorin just watches his new charges.
It looks like they’ve found the perfect surrogate dad to watch over them.
You can see his love and concern. It’s adorable how they all bond so well.
Watch how well Thorin reacts with the baby quails in the video below. And please be sure to SHARE with all your dog-loving Facebook friends!