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There are times in every dog owner’s life in which man looks down at beast and wonders just how peculiar and unique this relationship really is.
There are no companion animals more attuned to the human existence than our dogs. (I’m sorry, horse-owners, but y’all come in a close second).
These are members of the family who feel a duty and nobility about doing the dirty, animalistic work of the group…no matter the size.
In Toronto this week, a young girl and her small dog made big news.
An incredibly brave little Yorkie defended its owner, a 10-year-old girl, from a coyote that attacked the pair while out for a neighborhood walk in Toronto this week.
The Yorkshire terrier, who the family rescued six years ago, suffered “extremely serious tissue injuries to her spine and her leg,” Dorothy Kwan, 10-year-old Lily Kwan’s mother, wrote on a crowdfunding page to raise money for the veterinarian bills.
“You can see our dog putting herself between my daughter and the coyote,” Dorothy Kwan wrote. “Even after she was seriously injured, she continued to bark and chase the coyote away. She fought back.”
The entire scene was captured on video:
The underdog yorkie did spend some time in a canine ICU, but returned home after a few days with 40 stitches and one heck of a story.
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