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Chihuahua Saves Baby From Rattlesnake
waPo ^ | 7/23/2007 | waPo

Posted on 02/15/2010 9:43:09 PM PST by freedumb2003

Zoey the Chihuahua is definitely not a lap dog.

This five-pound dog has the courage of a lion. When Zoey saw a rattlesnake lunge at her owner’s one-year-old grandson, the bulldog came out of her.

The child was in the backyard when a snake slithered up to the toddler and struck. Zoey jumped in between the child and the snake and took all of the bites instead.

She was treated for her bites and is doing well now. Zoey’s owner says that “These little bitty dogs, they just don’t really get credit.”

Zoey, you definitely deserve a gold star and a rub on the belly for your brave heroism.


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This is to offset the bad opinion so many have of Chihuahuas.
1 posted on 02/15/2010 9:43:09 PM PST by freedumb2003
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To: freedumb2003

It’s a year and a half old!


2 posted on 02/15/2010 9:45:07 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: irishtenor

And yet the campaign against Chihuahuas continues unabated.


3 posted on 02/15/2010 9:47:05 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: irishtenor

Chihuahuas don’t know they’re little. They see no difference between a Saint Bernard and themselves.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 9:48:54 PM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: freedumb2003
She was treated for her bites and is doing well now.

Wow, I'm amazed that she lived through it!

5 posted on 02/15/2010 9:50:27 PM PST by Semper Mark (Doesn't play well with others.)
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To: Darnright

Thats cuz their brains are stunted along with their bodies.


6 posted on 02/15/2010 9:53:33 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Darnright

Actually, to be serious, they are pretty smart dogs. Not as smart as a border collie or an australian cattle dog, but smarter than the average dog.

My grandfather claimed the best pheasant dog he ever had was part chihuahua.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 9:55:14 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: freedumb2003

Aww - this little pup may have saved that baby’s life.


8 posted on 02/15/2010 9:56:48 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

And people want to outlaw the breed.

Go figure.

:)


9 posted on 02/15/2010 9:57:25 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

More than one venomous snake bite and a small dog, a miracle!


10 posted on 02/15/2010 9:58:18 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freedumb2003; Markos33

SSShhhhhhh! Don’t let Chet99 know about this.

He will certainly take this as proof of the Chihuahua’s aggressive, hostile nature - attacking a snake and all.

And the demon is so strong in this breed that it actually lived through the bites! Legislate Now! Muzzle and then kill the beasts!


11 posted on 02/15/2010 9:58:42 PM PST by shibumi (Health and well being for S. and L. - in Jesus name we pray!)
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To: freedumb2003

I have nothing against Chihuahuas. I would just rather have a dog.

:>)


12 posted on 02/15/2010 10:00:40 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Darnright

Until they try mounting one :>)


13 posted on 02/15/2010 10:01:14 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: freedumb2003

Video at http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/13733369/detail.html

She was bitten on the head!!!


14 posted on 02/15/2010 10:01:31 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freedumb2003

(Actually, I was pretty impressed when this first came out.) But don’t tell anyone.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 10:02:42 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: irishtenor

Our secret, I promise.

:)


16 posted on 02/15/2010 10:03:38 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: irishtenor

LOL! I think Zoey has proven herself in that department. : )


17 posted on 02/15/2010 10:04:44 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freedumb2003

18 posted on 02/15/2010 10:05:19 PM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: American72

Ping!


19 posted on 02/15/2010 10:06:47 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: freedumb2003; irishtenor

Didn’t read a word.


20 posted on 02/15/2010 10:10:19 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freedumb2003
And people want to outlaw the breed.

I've never heard that before.

Why?

21 posted on 02/15/2010 10:10:42 PM PST by Semper Mark (Doesn't play well with others.)
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To: skr

Who? WHat?


22 posted on 02/15/2010 10:11:48 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Markos33

Because all dog breeds are the same and if Pit Bulls are dangerous, so must Chihuahuas be.


23 posted on 02/15/2010 10:12:21 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Darnright

“Chihuahuas don’t know they’re little. They see no difference between a Saint Bernard and themselves.”

Yep. I was down at my Son’s the other night and they had company who brought their dog over. She was a large German Shepherd Husky mix. Looked like a wolf.
Son’s Chihuahua jumped off his lap and then jumped up and bit her on the shoulder. Luckily the big dog just ignored the Chihuahua.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 10:13:58 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: shibumi; freedumb2003

Beware the Pocket Bull

A very dangerous beast

25 posted on 02/15/2010 10:30:12 PM PST by Semper Mark (Doesn't play well with others.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Pure bred Chihuahuas can be cute dogs...but every dog I’ve seen that is “part chihuahua” is uglier than sin.


26 posted on 02/15/2010 10:32:49 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: Markos33; freedumb2003
""Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"


..... come to think of it, "Bandersnatch" would be a great name for a Chi-Hua-Hua!
27 posted on 02/15/2010 10:35:38 PM PST by shibumi (Health and well being for S. and L. - in Jesus name we pray!)
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To: shibumi

>>... come to think of it, “Bandersnatch” would be a great name for a Chi-Hua-Hua!<<

I am going to keep that in mind! GREAT idea!


28 posted on 02/15/2010 10:42:59 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

Yeah, doesn’t Chet99 always post articles about chihuahuas attacking humans? LOL

I have had a few chihuahuas and have one now, they are quite entertaining, they think that they are rottweilers.


29 posted on 02/15/2010 10:53:01 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: tiki
...they think that they are rottweilers.

My wife convinced me to take a Chihuahua with one of her "you can sleep on the couch forever" motivational speeches, but I have to say that I love the little fella.
I'm just glad that he isn't a rottweiler because he can be vicious with outsiders who come to the house.

30 posted on 02/15/2010 11:08:32 PM PST by Semper Mark (Doesn't play well with others.)
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To: freedumb2003; Markos33; shibumi; Salamander

Now Zoey is ready for prime time:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2260142/posts


31 posted on 02/16/2010 12:33:50 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Jim Robinson is the onle person that sweets proper nut sweet. leave the man alone."--Sarah-bot)
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To: freedumb2003
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32 posted on 02/16/2010 3:50:41 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ban pit vipers.


33 posted on 02/16/2010 3:54:04 AM PST by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: don-o

That looks like my beloved Musica.

Thanks! :)


34 posted on 02/16/2010 4:11:14 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: babyfreep
I think both dachshunds and chihuahuas are cute : But chiwienies or wieniehuahuas (a dachshund/chihuahua cross breed) are often cuter than either parent breed. They seem to get the best of both (adorable) breeds. If you saw Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the male chihuahua lead was a chiwienie:


35 posted on 02/16/2010 7:48:46 AM PST by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital-MARTIAL! This has been a spelling PSA.)
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To: freedumb2003; kanawa; solosmoke; AnAmericanMother; brytlea; Salamander

>And people want to outlaw the breed.

Go figure.<

Well heck, idiots in assorted states and in insurance companies have got a head start already:

(from a dog law list)
And the list grows! Your breed may be next.

information from ADOA (American Dog Owners’ Association) Dean A. Ayers - February 6, 2010 - source

There are currently 75 restricted or banned dog breeds across the U.S. that are banned by various home owner insurance companies and Animal laws as follows:

1. AIREDALE TERRIER
2. AKBASH
3. AKITA
4. ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
5. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
6. ALSATIAN SHEPHERD
7. AMERICAN BULLDOG
8. AMERICAN HUSKY
9. AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
10. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
11. AMERICAN WOLFDOG
12. ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD
13. ARIKARA DOG
14. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
15. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
16. BELGIAN MALINOIS
17. BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
18. BELGIAN TURVUREN
19. BLUE HEELER
20. BOERBUL
21. BORZOI
22. BOSTON TERRIER
23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
24. BOXER
25. BULLDOG

26. BULL TERRIER
27. BULL MASTIFF
28. CANE CORSO
29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
32. CHOW-CHOW
33. COLORADO DOG
34. DOBERMAN PINSCHER
35. DOGO DE ARGENTINO
36. DOGUE DE BORDEAUX
37. ENGLISH MASTIFFS
38. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
39. ESKIMO DOG
40. ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG
41. FILA BRASILIERO
42. FOX TERRIER
43. FRENCH BULLDOG
44. GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
45. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
46. GREENLAND HUSKY
47. GREAT DANE
48. GREAT PYRENEES
49. ITALIAN MASTIFF
50. KANGAL DOG

51. KEESHOND
52. KOMONDOR
53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
54. KUVAZ
55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
56. LEONBERGER
57. MASTIFF
58. NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF
59. NEWFOUNDLAND
60. OTTERHOUND
61. PRESA DE CANARIO
62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
63. PUG
64. ROTTWEILLER
65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
66. SAINT BERNARD
67. SAMOYED
68. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
69. SIBERIAN HUSKY
70. SPANISH MASTIFF
71. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
72. TIMBER SHEPHERD
73. TOSA INU
74. TUNDRA SHEPHERD
75. WOLF SPITZ

How’s that for scary? Are you as a responsible owner, of one of these dog breeds wide awake now? How about just owning a dog that looks like one of these restricted or banned dog breeds?


36 posted on 02/16/2010 8:09:56 AM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: freedumb2003

I always laugh at little dogs who don’t know they are small. My golden is always getting rushed by the little dogs around here. Of course, she is friendly and just wags her tail, so they generally make friends, but most of them are not afraid of anything. :)


37 posted on 02/16/2010 8:20:25 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: freedumb2003

Yeah, but when Chihuahuas go bad...watch your ankles!


38 posted on 02/16/2010 8:21:18 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: babyfreep

Actually, my son and his wife are in the process of *adopting* (I hate that word, you adopt children not pets)a small dog from a local shelter. It is a chihuahua/maltese mix. I have to admit she’s pretty cute, has that scruffy dog look. If they get her I will post pix and you can judge for yourself.


39 posted on 02/16/2010 8:23:46 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Markos33

I once read that small dogs like that are better guard dogs because they will not actually attack an intruder, they will bark up a storm but stay away so it’s hard for the burgler to get them and stop them. Don’t know if that’s true, I just know anything is a better guard dog than my golden!


40 posted on 02/16/2010 8:25:12 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Darnright

I’m sure goldens were put on there by people who hate dog hair!


41 posted on 02/16/2010 8:28:15 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: freedumb2003
"And people want to outlaw the breed."

Chihuahuas???? Why??? I must have been somewhere on the back 40...I did not know this.

42 posted on 02/16/2010 8:29:56 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: brytlea

We have a new Cavalier puppy who is 12 weeks old. He is fearless, but we think it is mostly because he is just so happy go lucky nothing bothers him. He gets in our 11 year old cocker spaniel’s face and she growls at him. He rolls over, then bounces away to the next thing that catches his attention. lol If he is doing something we don’t want him to do a NO-NO from us gets a brief cock of the head and quizzical look before he bounces off to something else. Yes he bounces!
Happy go lucky and merry are the words I would use to describe him.LOL Oh and CUTE, too cute for words!


43 posted on 02/16/2010 8:31:38 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

They are cute, I haven’t been around many, but the temperament seems a lot like a cocker (back in the day when cockers were like that—unfortunately I’ve seen a lot of nasty cockers over the years).


44 posted on 02/16/2010 8:37:18 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: LadyPilgrim

>>Chihuahuas???? Why??? I must have been somewhere on the back 40...I did not know this.<<

It is a pit bull joke.


45 posted on 02/16/2010 8:39:02 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: brytlea

>>Yeah, but when Chihuahuas go bad...watch your ankles!<<

To tell the truth, the only dog that ever bit me in my entire life was a yorkie about 6 inches tall. Little SOB bit me in the calf.


46 posted on 02/16/2010 8:40:33 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

:-) Thanks....whew....that threw me ...:-)


47 posted on 02/16/2010 8:40:53 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: freedumb2003

In all the time I worked for a vet only one dog almost bit me, a cocker/chow mix. She missed but only because I was paying attention and was fast. I was bitten twice (but not at work), once by my brother’s lhasa and once breaking up a dogfight (golden retriever). But, I’ve had MANY small dogs threaten!


48 posted on 02/16/2010 8:44:35 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: skr
She was bitten on the head!!!

Well there you go. No wonder the chihuahua survived. She got bit where there was nothign there to damage.

49 posted on 02/16/2010 8:48:57 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Darnright

I know that *I* live in constant terror of being torn apart by a pack of feral Pugs.

[good grief!]

How many people even know what an Akbash or Boerbul *is*, let alone have one?


50 posted on 02/16/2010 8:52:53 AM PST by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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