Earthworms don’t get hardly any respect. Those dirt diggers are used as fish bait, some folks just don’t like the sight of them, and when it rains, they are often found on sidewalks and roads, struggling to get back into the earth.
But for a rescue dog from Chicago, earthworms deserve more respect than they are given. Holliday cares for earthworms so much that she has to save every earthworm she sees while out on her walks, her owner, Caitlyn Beebe, told The Dodo.
“When Holliday was little and we would go for walks with my mom, my mom would pick up worms from the road and throw them in the grass. Soon, Holliday started doing it too!” Beebe told The Dodo. “Now she does it all the time and will scour the road for lost earthworms and bugs to save. She will run over so excited, pick them up as gently as she can in her mouth, and then put them in the grass.”
While the 2-year-old pup loves people, especially children, and gets along well with other dogs, it is the lowly earthworm that seemingly pulls at her heartstrings.
“It reminds me that you should love and care for everyone,” Beebe told The Dodo. “Even if they are different from you.”