A Lovely Day To Go On A Hike
Paula Godwin from Arizona decided that it was a lovely day to go on a hike. So she took her two dogs, Copper and Todd, with her on a trail near her home.
Paula was happily filming everything with her phone, and she even recorded cute videos of her dogs during the short hike. They were walking back downhill when something terrifying happened.
Paula couldn’t see what she was walking into, when one of her dogs suddenly jumped between her legs. It happened so fast that Paula soon realized that her dog, Todd, had actually protected her from a rattlesnake.
Todd Shields Paula From A Rattlesnake
Paula realized that she had almost stepped on a rattlesnake. She didn’t see the slithering viper, but Todd did, and when the rattlesnake went to bite Paula’s leg, Todd jumped to shield Paula from the bite.
That was when Paula heard the distinctive rattle sound that the snake made. As soon as the snake slithered away, Paula knew that she had to go to the animal hospital fast. Todd’s snout was starting to swell, and she knew that she didn’t have a lot of time.
She carried Todd and had Copper follow her to the car, and they took off to the nearest animal hospital. Thankfully, the vet acted fast and administered anti-venom to Todd. Copper also came along for moral support.
Todd’s Bravery Wins Him An Award
After a few hours of observation, Todd was allowed to go home to recover. Todd has since made a full recovery after getting bitten by the rattlesnake. Paula is so thankful for what Todd did for her, that she shared the story on social media.
It wasn’t long until Todd’s story went viral and Paula soon had people wishing Todd well. Todd’s heroic act also inspired Paula to set up a page to help other pet owners financially if their pet gets bitten by rattlesnakes.
Todd was also voted as the first ever Streamy Award’s Milk-Bone Dog of the Year. Here’s a video showing Todd’s heroic story. It just goes to prove that a dog really is a woman’s best friend!
Video Source Inside Edition via YouTube
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