Veterinarian Richmond -Veterinary
A veterinarian friend in Richmond sent me this story about a boy Matt and his dog Trusty. One day Matt and Trusty are out exploring the sound and smells of the open country around therewhen Matt hears a sound which he had been warned about numerous times. The sound coming from what seemed a painfully close distance was none other than the unmistakable rasp of a rattle snake. All at once Trusty started barking loud and commandingly. Poor Matt shaking like a leaf could do nothing but stand perfectly still while waiting for the outcome of this deadly encounter. After a few short seconds he heard Trusty run off still barking and growling. Calling frantically for his parents he began whistling for Trusty to return which he did after some minutes. No long after his Mother came running up the path to find Matt sitting on the ground with Trusty's head on his lap. The brave little dog had not only scared off the rattler but had taken it upon himself the rid his beloved master of the threat. Unfortunately in the fight Trusty had been bitten. The rattle snake was later found chewed almost beyond recognition. The family was able to reach the vet in time to save Trusty's life although it was another tremendous battle for the valiant loving pet. Now everyone in the area speaks with pride when uttering the name Trusty. The Richmond veterinarian pointed out afterwards that there are few pets that will or even can give there lives to save their masters but our canine friends have done it countless times.