Dogs have time and again showed their unconditional love for us humans. Sometimes we don’t deserve these dogs. They will love us even if we are not in the mood to show them affection. They love us so much that they will protect us at all times and even at all costs.
Luckily, the hero pup in this tale had a happy ending despite facing death if his owner did not act quickly. His reward? The unending admiration of netizens around the world and a hero treatment for a selfless act that he did to protect his owner. A heroic act that he would probably do all over again if needed.
This is the amazing story of Todd, the golden retriever who saved his owner, Paula Godwin, from a rattlesnake bite. Paula went on a hike one fateful day and brought her two dogs, Todd and Cooper. She even posted a live video on Facebook and even joked, “Nobody wanted to come with me.”
It was a regular day of hiking for Paula and her two pups. Or so it seemed. Further down the trail that they were following, Paula did not notice that there was a rattlesnake on the path. She almost stepped on it which agitated the reptile, prompting it to attack her.
Luckily for Paula, Todd was alerted to the situation and leaped into action, literally. The heroic pooch jumped in front of Paula by her leg just when the snake was about to strike her. Todd tried to wrestle with the snake to protect Paula and ended up with a snake bite on his snout.
Paula rushed him to the animal hospital where he was given anti-venom. Todd’s face got swollen, and Paula took a picture to show how proud she is of her pet dog. She captioned the photo: “This is what a hero looks like.” Todd fully recovered and was even honored at a game by the Arizona Diamondbacks, which was a little ironic. But fully deserved, as he is indeed a hero pup.
Thanks to our friends over at NBC Connecticut for sharing the original story.