GiGi is a Great Horned owl, that was recently brought to Mississippi’s Wild at Heart Rescue after suffering head trauma. At first, specialists believed she had been hit by a car, resulting in a massive concussion, but afterward, they found that she was not only riddled with parasites but also suffered from aspergillosis, which is similar to pneumonia in humans.
According to Missy Dubuisson, the founder, and director of the Rescue, the owl was one of the most critical ones ever brought to them, and the fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension.
The intensive care GiGi needed so badly was provided thanks to Douglas Pojeky, president of the facility, and also known as the “birds of prey whisperer” by rehabilitators in the area.
The owl quickly became aware of it. Yet, the president of Wild at Heart Rescue in Vancleave, Mississippi, had been away at a family event for a few days, and when he came back, the owl showed her affection. She rushed to greet him, rested her head right on his shoulder, and wrapped her wings around him.
Dubuisson said that he has never seen someone with such a bond with these birds. He said that when he was watching Doug with the birds, it literally brings tears to his eyes, as they absolutely know him and trust him.
And Doug admitted that he had never quite had the feeling that he got when that owl just nuzzled her neck against his, and the connection he has had with the numerous birds he has worked with is nothing like with this owl.
The following photos show their heartwarming mutual love: