Skip to comments.Family's loyal German Shepherd takes rattlesnake bite for 7-year-old
Posted on 05/13/2016 8:38:14 AM PDT by Gennie
TAMPA (FOX 13) - His owners call him the perfect dog. Haus is a 2-year-old German Shepard, and usually 68 pounds of loyalty and love, especially when it comes to his 7-year-old, Molly DeLuca. After Haus possibly saved Molly's life, he's fighting for his own against deadly rattlesnake venom.
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C’mom Haus— pull through it buddy. You can do it.
My late GSD jumped a snake that had just started slithering across the road when we went on a walk one day. He didn’t get bitten and we didn’t stick around to see what kind it was!! I miss that dog!! GREATEST DOG EVER!!!
Praying for this dog!!!
I had a shepherd growing up. One night, a no-good neighbor kid tried to pour paint in our pool, to ruin the liner. My mom had caught him peeping in windows, and turned him in to the cops. Anyway, the kid had to climb a 6 foot cedar fence to do it. Do you think that shepherd started barking when the kid approached the fence? Nope, he sat down and waited until the kid was halfway over the fence, paint can in hand and then- CLOMP! He bit the kid in the hand, which forced him to drop the already open paint can and skedaddle back over the fence. Only then did he start to bark his head off. The cops followed the blood trail back to the kids house and arrested him in for the second time in a week. I still laugh about the mental image of my dog waiting by the fence quietly while thinking to himself “just a little closer, dumbass!”. God, do i miss him.
Loved his little friend SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! He put his life in danger for hid friend
The summer before I started high school, one of my dogs was bitten by a rattlesnake. On his muzzle, the venom went straight to his brain. He died in my lap on the way to the emergency vet. He was a good boy, larger than life, a Dachshund. He had no fear and loved his people. Strangers, not so much.
Why GSDs are such terrific dogs!
We had an Irish Setter when I was a kid and one summer morning she would not let any kid near the ditch across the road from our house and our neighbors. It being summer and in the 1970’s neighborhood kids were out and about playing daylight to dark. But this hound was adamant about not letting us kids in a certain area, she would run interference and get in our way.
Finally several kids were in the driveway across from this particular spot playing basketball and I watched this dog maneuver around the ditch and finally she pounced and grabbed a four foot copperhead right behind the head in the neck, drag it out of the ditch and rip its head off after she carried it away from the kids.
My rescued 2yo chocolate lab mix is fiercely protective of my son.
Prayers up. Good dog!
UPDATE - dog expected to recover; vet fees mostly paid.
They had two daughters. One day the Dad was at work and the girls were playing outside. Suddenly, there was a terrible commotion . It seems that a Black bear had got between the girls and the house. Their little bog, a Cocker Spaniel named "Snooper" lit into that bear for all he was worth. Of course he lost,but he gave the Mother time to get the girls inside.
When Dad got home Snooper was still alive, so they took him to the only vet available at the time. Snooper had over 200 breaks in his bones, besides being chewed up. Doc Beckley managed to save him and he lived several more years.
There is no explanation for the king of loyalty expressed by dogs. All they ask is a little love in return.