COCKER spaniel Flint could easily have had this cheeky little chick for dinner - but decided to BEFRIEND him instead.
The orphaned baby sparrow looked in big trouble after he tumbled from his nest into Greg Larcombe's back garden.
Yet rather than attack, patient Flint simply played with his tiny feathered friend, dubbed Chicky by Greg's excited children.
Twins Annabel and Rebecca, 13, Harry, 11, and Sophie, eight, fed the bird on mealworms until he was strong enough to leave their Wiltshire home.
Good job the dog wasn't hungry, mind. Poor little Chicky could have been in, like, Flint.
Paws for thought ... Flint with chick