Spike, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier, gave his life to save the life of his loved one.
Louise Grobler, his human, was on the phone when the snake made its way onto her property. Engrossed in her conversation, the dog-lover did not notice the reptile that was slowly approaching her. Luckily, Spike, without a moment’s hesitation, jumped in and bit the snake, managing to kill it.
However, the canine was pierced by one of the cobra’s deadly fangs in the process, and tragically, that there was nothing that could be done to save him. 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 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 to the neighbors for help. But when I got back, Spike had already killed the cobra.”
Shortly after Spike’s death, tragedy struck the family again. Their other family dog, Princes, was also the victim of a snake bite and sadly passed away. The little doggie had been adopted a few months earlier after seemingly being abandoned by her previous family.
“She was only supposed to stay with our 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 front garden the day after they died. When we buried them, my daughter cried so much that I cried with her.”
Spike and Princes will never be forgotten by their beloved family. And the heroic act of the brave little dog will be remembered by the woman for the rest of her life.