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Almost two years ago I wrote a little bit about my dog in Flakes on how she was protective of my kids when a dog walked into our yard. Well she did it again. This time it was much scarier for me.

My oldest daughter was in our neighbor’s yard. She took a s’more to him. I was roasting some more marsh mellows. I don’t know what made me turn around and look. It could have been the loud bark or maybe it was a scream of a five year old girl. I truly don’t remember.

What I did see however was my daughter sprinting toward me with a terrified look on her face. I didn’t see why until a large black and white dog came around the corner. It was chasing her.

She was still in my neighbor’s yard and too far away from me. The back and white dog was closing in on her. It was within ten feet of my daughter before I could react. I was probably thirty yards away.

Just as I started to make a movement toward her I saw our dog suddenly appear out of the corner of my eye at a dead sprint.

Our dog cut off the black and white dog in it’s tracks. There was probably only a few feet separating that dog and my daughter at that point. Hair up and showing her teeth. The black and white dog turned around and ran back to it’s yard. It’s owner was yelling at the dog and it likely got loose on accident.

There was no way I would have been able to get to my daughter in time but our dog did. After my daughter calmed down, I brought our dog over to show her some love.

I didn’t know if our daughter knew what happened so I asked her if she knew what our dog did.

“She saved me.”

Good dog.


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