I loved reading this story:
About a Chihuahua saving his owners grandchild from a rattlesnake bite. It's very true that dogs will protect their owners. I can say this about Mr. Nelson. He's saved me by warning me several times I had left a pot on the stove and it was starting to boil/smoke. He's done this at least 3 times. Other times, he warned me of people at the door/side of the house.
Of course, there are times when I've thought of the song from My Fair Lady, Why can't a woman by more like a man...only I'd sing it, Why can't a dog be more like a cat? But honestly, it's a nice feeling to have a brave pooch like Mr. Nelson.