One very loyal and sweet dog saved his owner from getting a rattlesnake bite. Todd, a golden retriever puppy, proved himself to be a very good boy. In the process, he was the one who got bit, and his owner will never forget his dedication! He's a true hero!
Paula Godwin decided to take her two dogs, Todd and Cooper, for a walk in Arizona. The southwest desert area of the United States is known for having a lot of snakes, scorpions and other disgusting creatures that thrive in the dry heat.
Residents are aware of the risk, but never expect anything bad to happen on a regular, daily walk. Paula was trekking along with her two pups on a hike when she heard the infamous rattle of this potentially deadly snake. She saw the rattlesnake and almost stepped on it before she noticed it was actually there. She (very understandably) began to feel afraid. Sensing her fear, Todd threw himself on top of the rattlesnake enduring it's bite and saving Paula.
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Paula shared the incident on her personal Facebook page. Her post read: "It was a beautiful morning but as we were walking down the hill I literally almost stepped on a ** rattlesnake. But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me He jumped right in front of my leg were I surely would have got bit. This is what a hero looks like. Please say a little prayer for my sweet hero." Paula rushed Todd to the vet where he got immediate treatment.
One of the most common ways to get a rattlesnake bite is by accidentally stepping on one of the creatures (which they would not be too happy about), and this is just what nearly happened to Paula. Interestingly, while they can be very painful and scary, rattlesnake bites are rarely fatal. Regardless, we are so thankful that Paula and her pup are not suffering any serious long-term consequences because of the snake.
Sweet Todd is resting at home now. He is swollen but will be just fine. Right now he is getting lots of cuddles and love from a grateful Paula. Her post has gone viral and millions now know that Todd is a true hero. A dog's loyalty is incomparable and will be proven in the most trying of times. A GoFund Me account has been set up in Todd's honor to help with his unexpected vet bills.
We're touched by Todd's actions and wish him a quick recovery! Do have a loyal dog? Tell us your story in the comments!