Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Littlest Stand the Tallest -- Five Pound Hero

Chihuahua Saves Baby From Rattlesnake
Posted: 2007-07-23 18:09:35
Filed Under: Nation, Weird News

MASONVILLE, Colo. (July 23) - 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," said Monty Long, the boy's grandfather.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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2007-07-23 07:11:19

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