Spike, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, died at the end of May to save the life of his loving owner.
When a deadly cobra appeared in the garden, the brave canine did not hesitate to protect his beloved human, despite the risk, which unfortunately resulted in the brave canine’s death just thirty minutes later.
Louise Grobler was there when the snake arrived on her property to protect its owner. The dog-lover was so engrossed in her conversation that she didn’t detect the reptile approaching her. Spike, thankfully, jumped in and bit the snake, killing it quickly.
Sadly, during the procedure, one of the cobra’s toxic fangs perforated the canine, and there was nothing that could be done to rescue him.
“Spike was a hero because he fought the deadly snake and saved my life.” I was so close to the snake that I’m certain it could have bitten me if Spike hadn’t leapt up and grabbed its neck. As soon as I saw what was going on, I ran next door to get my neighbor’s assistance, but by the time I returned, Spike had already slain the cobra.”
Not long after Spike’s death, the family was hit by another tragedy. Prinses, their second family dog, was likewise bitten by a snake and died as a result. The small dog had been adopted a few months before when her old owners seemed to have abandoned her.
“She was only supposed to stay for two weeks, but we were too connected to her to let her go.” She gave birth to four pups, which we took to a dog shelter. My family and I buried the pets the following day in separate but neighboring graves on our front lawn. “Mariaska (her daughter) wept so hard when we buried them that I grieved with her.” Louise says.
Spike and Prinses’ loved ones will never forget them, and Louise will remember the brave little dog’s heroic gesture for the rest of her life.