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Chihuahua saves tot from rattler

Discussion in 'News that makes you smile!' started by aussiegran, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. aussiegran

    aussiegran New Member

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    :dance: Masonville — 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 backyard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites

    http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_6438669
     
  2. KatK

    KatK Former Member

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    What a good dog!
     
  3. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :) thank you Zoey!
     
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    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Wow! Great story! WTG, Zoey!!!!
     
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    lizzybeth Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping there was a pic of Zoey in the link. That little dog should be pampered for the rest of her life.
     
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    southcitymom New Member

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    That reminds me of a cartoon I saw in the New Yorker once, with one highbrow-looking pooch saying to another:

    "It's always 'Good dog, good dog'; why never 'Great dog'?"

    This chihuahua gets the Great Dog:) accolade!
     
  7. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    That is a cute story but in reality the snake was probably attracted to the dog as a food source to begin with.

    It is highly unlikely that the snake would sneak up on the child and attack...
    Typically a rattler will not sneak up and attack a human. Even a human child is to large a prey for a rattler.
    People who are attacked have usually inadvertently walked up on a rattler and startled it .
     
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    Squishified Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 chihuahuas and I can guarantee none of them would save me! :)
     
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    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    Saw the story on TV--cute doggie and I'm glad he's OK
     
  10. Peter Hamilton

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    I always thought those snakes were deadly,so its a nice outcome
     
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    Gmommy Inactive

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    I have two and my four pounder would never save me, I could maybe see my fat 11 pounder with the thyroid problem trying to save me only if his food source was threatened ;)
     
  12. Squishified

    Squishified Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Gmommy!

    Your post made me smile :)

    Hope we're never in the position where our chihuahuas have to save us!
     
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    CaliKid Former Member

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    Good dog, lucky child.

    Our beagle was bitten by a rattlesnake once, and she almost didn't survive either. It cost us big bucks to make her well. The treatment and antivenom are very expensive.
     

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