A 10-year-old dog sacrifices his own life to save his human
Spike, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, gave his life to save the life of his beloved human in late May.
Spike did not hesitate to defend his loved one when a venomous cobra entered the couple’s yard in South Africa, despite the danger, which unfortunately cost the brave canine his life only thirty minutes later.
When the snake ended up on Louise Grobler’s property, she was on the phone. The dog lover was so engrossed in her conversation that she didn’t notice the reptile quietly approaching her. Fortunately, Spike jumped up and bit the snake without hesitation, killing it.
However, the canine was pierced by one of the cobra’s deadly fangs and, unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done to save it. Louise described the tragic event:
Spike was a hero, by attacking the poisonous snake, he saved my life. I was so close to the snake that I think if Spike hadn’t jumped up and grabbed it by the neck, it might have bitten me too.
As soon as I realized what was happening, I ran next door to get help from my neighbor, but when I returned, Spike had already killed the cobra.
Shortly after Spike’s death, another tragedy struck the family. Their other family dog, Prinses, was also the victim of a snake bite and sadly passed away. The little dog had been adopted a few months earlier after apparently being abandoned by his previous family. Louise explains:
She was only supposed to stay with the family for two weeks, but we loved her too much to let her go. She ended up having four puppies, but we gave them to a dog shelter. My family and I buried the dogs in separate graves, but next to each other, in our backyard the day after they died.
When we buried them, Mariska (his daughter) cried so hard that I cried with her.