The Chihuahua Who Saved a Baby From a Rattlesnake

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Remembering heroes… Zoey is a Chihuahua, however when a rattlesnake leaped into 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, explained.

The dog needed treatment and for a time it seemed she might not survive the bites she suffered, but she recovered totally from it!

“These little bitty dogs, they just don’t really get credit,” Booker’s grandma Denise Long said.

The story took place back in 2007.


One response to “The Chihuahua Who Saved a Baby From a Rattlesnake”

  1. Trellys Suson says:

    I love this story My grandaughters have a 7 pound chihuahua and if she thinks you are hurts the girls she goes in to attack mode

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