Monday, July 23, 2007

My Hero

Hero's come in all shapes and sizes. Some days my hero is Mom cuz she plays ball with me and gives me treats, some days it is Rachael cuz she brings my boyfriend to visit and takes me for walks. Today it is a tiny little Chihuahua!

Tiny Dog Saves Baby From Rattlesnake
From Associated Press
July 23, 2007 12:38 PM EDT
MASONVILLE, Colo. - Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners' 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog.

Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents' northern Colorado back yard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites.

"She got in between Booker and the snake, and that's when I heard her yipe," said Monty Long, the boy's grandfather.

The dog required treatment and for a time it appeared she might not survive. Now she prances about.

"These little bitty dogs, they just don't really get credit," Booker's grandma Denise Long told the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.

I am very glad Zoey is doing fine, rattlesnake bites can be deadly. Especially for little dogs!


Bruin said...

Three cheers for Zoey!!!

Rattie said...

What a brave dog - truly a hero!