Country star CARRIE UNDERWOOD showed off her caring side on Tuesday (25Sep12) by taking an injured chipmunk to a vet.
The Good Girl hitmaker's pet dog Ace attempted to eat the furry squirrel, which the star named Dale, and the singer took the critter to an expert to make sure he was unharmed.
Alongside a picture of the creature on her Twitter.com page, Underwood writes, "Meet Dale. My dog, Ace, tried to eat him today! Good news: the vet does take care of chipmunks and Dale is doing fine! And yes, I did take a chipmunk to the vet. And no, I'm not keeping him! He will be released into a different yard with no Ace to chase him!"
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.