I agree- its highly likely she would have chased after the puppy with no regard to her personal safety. We got our dogs a few years ago. I let them out one night and almost instantly three coyotes came out of the tree line and one of them grabbed the puppy. I ran out in my bare feet in the freezing cold, in a t-shirt and chased that bastard down and got the puppy back. Pretty stupid to take on three coyotes in the freezing cold with no shoes but I couldn't live with myself if I hadn't.