Sunday, July 22, 2007

Chihuahua saves boy from rattlesnake

Dog takes bites meant for 1-year-old, survives to prance with pride

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,” Monty Long, the boy’s grandfather, said Thursday.

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.


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Matt said...

I used to have a chihuahua as did some others in my family, and I loved those little dogs. They were yappers, but loyal and fearless.

jan said...

Matt, I love Chihuahuas and I love this story. I will link to you. I must post this story for people who make fun of these noble little beasts.