At the end of May, a Yorkshire Terrier named Spike, who was 10 years old, gave his own life to save the life of the person he loved.
When a deadly cobra showed up in the brace’s theater in South Africa, Spike didn’t hesitate to save his favorite person, even though the danger nearly cost the brave dog his life just thirty twinkles ago.
His human, Louise Grobler, was on the phone when the snake came onto her land. The dog lover was talking so much that she didn’t notice the slow-moving reptile coming toward her. Spike didn’t hesitate for a second before he jumped in, smelled the snake, and finished it. Still, one of the cobra’s deadly fangs got stuck in the dog, and sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save him. Louise told about the sad event.
Shaft was my hero. When he fought the poisonous snake, he saved my life. I was so close to the snake that if Spike hadn’t jumped over and caught it by the neck, it probably would have stunk me, too. As soon as I realized what was going on, I ran next door to ask for help from my neighbor. When I got back, the cobra had already been killed by Spike.
Not long after Spike passed away, the family was hurt again. The other dog in their family, Prinses, also got bitten by a snake and passed away.
The little dog had been taken in many months before, after her former family had supposedly left her. Louise explains:
,,She was only supposed to stay with us for two weeks, but we loved her too much to let her go.She had four puppies in the end, but we gave them to a shelter for dogs.´´
The day after they died, my family and I buried the pets in separate graves. They were close to each other in our front theater. Mariska, her son, cried so much when we buried them that I had to join her. Shaft and Prinses will never be forgotten by their loving family, and Louise will never forget what a brave thing the little dog did for her.