Chipmunk and Carrie Underwood (inset)
Courtesy Carrie Underwood; Inset:Martin Harris/Capital Pictures/AdMedia
09/28/2012 AT 03:20 PM EDT
It's been a week of playing Princess Charming for Carrie Underwood
After granting a young fan his first kiss
over the weekend, the songstress came to a chipmunk's rescue in her backyard on Tuesday.
"Meet Dale. My dog, Ace, tried to eat him today!" she Tweeted
, sharing a photo of the cute critter. Luckily, Ace didn't do much damage.
"Good news: the vet does take care of chipmunks and Dale is doing fine!" Underwood continued.
But unlike fellow country queen Miranda Lambert
, who has a habit of holding onto her strays
, the American Idol
alum assured fans Dale would be returned to his natural habitat.
"No, I'm not keeping him!" she wrote
. "He will be released into a different yard with no Ace to chase him!"