Unusual Baby Stories

Chihuahua Protects Baby From Rattlesnake

When you think of a Chihuahua you don’t think of a guard dog or protector. The small 5-7 lb dogs are know for their tiny frame and less that cheery welcome, but not their gladiator skills.

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 the bites she suffered earlier this month. 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.

You know that this dog’s days of sleeping on the floor or in a cage are OVER. She jsut landed herself a one-way ticket to the penthouse.


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SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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